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A team of Finnish researchers from Aalto University has developed a new concept for computing that doesn’t require standard electric power. Instead, the team creates collisions of water droplets on a highly water-repellent (superhydrophobic) surface. The research, which was published in the journal Advanced Materials, could form the basis for tomorrow’s electricity-free computing devices.

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  1. Isaac Hoppe September 11, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Tahtge, by that definition, nothing on Earth is electricity-free. They’re just describing that this model doesn’t require an electrical input to produce active computation.

  2. Tahtge September 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    H2O has an electric charge, so, can this truly be electricity-free computing?

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