Solar or Light Powered Computer Chip

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This is a mind bender, every time I look at this my imagination runs wild. Computer chips have kept up with Moore’s Law and performance has improved year over year for decades, but so has the energy consumption, which has dropped significantly over the years. Would be cool if compute devices could be powered by light, friction from your pocket or finger tapping.

Futuristic research chip from Intel allows computer to power up on postage stamp sized solar cell #IDF2011

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