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September 12th, 2010

Steampunk chip takes the heat

Abstract:
Steampunk, the reimagining of modern day technology through a Victorian perspective, has found an unlikely follower in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A DARPA-funded project has reinvented a type of logic gate in the style of Victorian inventor Charles Babbage - not for aesthetic reasons, but because the retro device works at temperatures too high for conventional transistors. It could therefore find uses in, say, jet and rocket engine electronics.

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