(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what they hoped would open a new frontier of neuromorphic computing could only dream of a device using miniature tools called memristors that would function/operate like real brain synapses. But now a team at UMass Amherst has discovered, while on their way to better understanding protein nanowires, how to use these biological, electricity conducting filaments to make a neuromorphic memristor, or ‘memory transistor,’ device.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uoma-rue041620.php