Revolutionary Liquid Metal RAM Could Lead to Flexible and Implantable Hardware but Also Raises Concerns of Futuristic Nightmares

Revolutionary Liquid Metal RAM Could Lead to Flexible and Implantable Hardware but Also Raises Concerns of Futuristic Nightmares

Scientists at Tsinghua University have developed FlexRAM, the world’s first fully flexible resistive RAM device that uses droplets of liquid metal gallium suspended in Ecoflex, a stretchable biopolymer, to store memory.

The current version of FlexRAM can manage one byte of data information per unit and is only good for 3,500 cycles. Although an impressive achievement, it still has limited memory capacity and durability compared to more traditional memory technologies.

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