Cool. I think this shows how computation applies when water behaves like
objects (billiard balls) but does not apply when it remains in a fluid
state. Computation in this case relies on the superhydrophobic or
non-hydrophiliac state of water. The phobic-philiac distinction is not
trivial, as it recapitulates the inner-outer dialectic of self and other.
On Friday, September 7, 2012 11:19:37 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
> An amusing example of computation
> --- http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120907082027.htm
> Towards Computing With Water Droplets: Superhydrophobic Droplet Logic
> ScienceDaily (Sep.
> 7, 2012) ? Researchers in Aalto University have developed a new concept
> for computing,
> using water droplets as bits of digital information. This was enabled by
> the discovery
> that upon collision with each other on a highly water-repellent surface,
> two water
> droplets rebound like billiard balls.
> [an ad-heavy page, but includes a decent video of a 1-bit counter]
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