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IBM has unveiled a brain-inspired system that is fueled and cooled by a unique liquid.

IBM has unveiled a brain-inspired computer prototype powered by “electronic blood.” By learning from nature, the firm is building computers fueled and cooled by a special liquid, just like humans’ cardiovascular system.

BBC News reports that IBM aims to match the way the brain packs phenomenal computing power into a small space using only 20 watts of energy. The new “redox flow” system pumps an electrolyte “blood” through the computer, sending power in and taking heat out.

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