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  • Cells as living calculators

    Using analog computation circuits, MIT engineers design cells that can compute logarithms, divide and take square roots.

    May 15, 2013
  • Mimicking cells with transistors

    Analog — rather than digital — circuits could enable models of biological systems that are more efficient, more accurate and easier to build.

    September 28, 2011
  • The surprising usefulness of sloppy arithmetic

    A computer chip that performs imprecise calculations could process some types of data thousands of times more efficiently than existing chips.

    January 3, 2011