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Particle "bit" changes state, experiment | Michigan Engineering LabLog

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Video taken through a microscope reveals a particle cluster "bit" changing from one state to another. Clusters like this may serve as high-density information storage for a computing system that works more naturally with biological systems. "Wet computing" techniques could open new pathways for medicine, robotics and bioengineering. It may be possible to run calculations for diagnosis and treatment inside the body. This cluster of plastic microparticles was made by a team at New York University, including Kazem Edmond, Stefano Scanna and David Pine. It was inspired by simulation work at the University of Michigan, led by Sharon Glotzer, the Stuart W. Churchill Professor of Chemical Engineering.