Monday, July 08, 2002

Will Computers of the Future be Powered by Chickens?

A chemical engineer from the University of Delaware is betting that they will. Richard Wool has a patent to make computer microchips out of chicken feathers. Because chicken feathers contain a large amount of air, they transmit electrical signals twice as fast as silicon. Faster computers and less waste from the processing of chickens at the same time! Read the Washington Post story by Louis Jacobson.


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