Replicating Bacterial Communication is Key to Better PCs

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 2, 2010 • References: & io9
If University of Illinois researchers working on an idea to put bacterial communication to work in computers are successful, computer scientists who would like to add molecular communication to electromagnetic systems will be celebrating.

The biggest challenge is understanding exactly how bacteria communicate so bio-noise can be filtered from their communications just as electro-noise is filtered from existing technologies. A new way of thinking about bacterial communication has the potential to pair bio-molecular communication with electromagnetic systems.


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