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"Evolving electronics" could lead to new electrical devices

Scientists at Durham University, UK, have “taught” materials to form electrical pathways in order to solve a simple problem, which could eventually lead to new electronic devices. Taking their inspiration from nature, where living organisms evolve to perform complex tasks, the researchers trained tiny carbon nanotubes, suspended in a liquid crystal solution, to form new electrical pathways to sort data into two categories. When varying electrical voltages were applied to the material using a computer programme, the carbon nanotubes changed position within the solution creating new electrical circuits and increasing its ability to solve the task over time.

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Palace Green Lunchtime Concerts

Thursday, 7 February 2008
13:00 to 14:00
Music School, Palace Green
Alistair Anderson We welcome back one of the region's best-loved folk musicians

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