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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Molecular computing developments involve IBM dabbling with oscillating circuits based on a single carbon nanotube molecule, wherein the entire circuitry depends on a single carbon molecule to speed up processing.
With that in mind, researchers intend to investigate numerous possibilities, including photonics and quantum or molecular computing.
Breaking DES by molecular computer proposed by Boneh and the Molecular Sticker algorithm proposed by Zhihua Chen indicate that molecular computing has the ability to break DES [15] [16].
The topics include bioelectronic devices controlled by enzyme-based information processing systems, some experiments and models in molecular computing and robotics, in vivo information processing using RNA interference, the logic of decision making in environmental bacteria, and qualitative and quantitative aspects of a model for processes inspired by the functioning of the living cell.
They've created the first metal-organic framework (MOF) with rotating dynamic components; the innovation could bring us one step closer to molecular computing.
The development, by Researchers from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), marks an important advancement in the nascent fields of molecular computing and robotics.
The late Pawlak's work in mathematics stretched into a variety of applications, ranging from modeling DNA and molecular computing to a new model of computation, knowledge representation systems, approximate spaces, classifying objects by attributes, and, of course, rough set theory and a new approach to conflict analysis.
A third, and perhaps the most futuristic, application is cognitive or molecular computing.
The molecular computing devices will be almost infinitesimal at an almost quantum level of power.