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Using the human body as a model for electronic inventions isn’t restricted to the field of data storage.

Now, a research team from Washington State University has developed a high-performance computer chip made from honey, which imitates the brain’s neural network.

First the honey is left to solidify, then placed between two electrodes. Boasting high computational power and switching speed, the finished device can function as data storage and processor.

The bacteria-resistant chip is also durable. Unless it gets wet, in which case it dissolves.

Luckily, it’s environmentally-friendly, like this biodegradable display.

Using fewer pesticides in general and more systems like this, meanwhile, would guarantee that honey continues to be produced in future.

Natural goodness.

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