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How IBM Is Making Computers More Like Your Brain. For Real

IBM interlayer cooling chips

IBM Research is working on "interlayer cooling," in which water is pumped through tiny tubes penetrating chips are piggypacked using high-speed communication technology called through-silicon vias. IBM's approach is designed to deal with overheating probl

Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET

Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate realms in research.

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