Steampunk chip takes the heat

 作者:曲珂     |      日期:2017-11-05 01:01:00
By Paul Marks STEAMPUNK, the re-imagining of modern-day technology through a Victorian perspective, could find its way into modern jet engines. A retro logic gate, built in the style of Victorian inventor Charles Babbage, works at temperatures that standard transistors cannot stand, and so could be used in jet engine electronics. Babbage famously designed mechanical computers, in which steam-driven pistons turned cogs and levers, but his unwieldy contraptions were quickly superseded by electronic computers, through which data is processed by vast arrays of transistors. In a transistor, the voltage applied to one of the terminals, the gate,