molecular computing


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molecular computing

n.
The use of biological molecules such as enzymes and DNA to perform the functions of an electronic computer.
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The technologies that are the building blocks of the Singularity -- nanotechnology, self-assembly, molecular computing, and artificial intelligence--could also contribute to our own demise on the way to humanity's evolutionary transformation.
James Tour and Mark Reed, for example, completed much of their research into molecular computing with support from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The proteins have exciting potential applications as novel, ultra-high density optical memory in advanced molecular computing and bio-computing applications.
Three technologies that are being evaluated are quantum, optical, and molecular computing techniques.
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While noting advances in other molecular computing techniques that involve nanotubes or quantum dots, Tour said none of those have yet proved practical in terms of fabrication.
proposed a theoretical class of molecules, which his calculations indicated should behave as diminutive memory, logic and amplification components--that is, as a set of molecular computing devices.
The success of this process can have a significant impact on medical research for genetic screening, disease diagnosis, new drug development and other applications, including biological assays, molecular computing, sensors or bacterial/viral probes and artificial chromosomes, to name just a few.
At the same time, HP scientists are exploring more radical technologies, including molecular computing, atomic resolution storage, embedded processing, quantum physics and probability theory.