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Crab-powered computers are now possible!

by | 25th, April 2012

GOOD news! Crab powered computers are possible, Cancel the hamster wheel! Solar panels and wind farms are dead!  Japanese researchers have a break through:

Yukio-Pegio Gunji of Kobe University in Japan and colleagues realised that when two swarms of crabs collide, they merge and continue in a direction that is the sum of their velocities …

They first tried the idea with simulated crab swarms … they then tried the logic gates for real, using swarms of 40 crabs. The crab swarms were placed at the entrances of the logic gates and encouraged to move by a looming shadow that fooled them into thinking a predatory bird was overhead. The results closely matched the simulation, suggesting that crab-powered computers could indeed be possible.

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