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Sex Used to Design Electronic Hardware

Sex plays a key role in the evolution of biological species on Earth. In a applying design techniques analogous to sexual reproduction to electronic devices, Engineers are beginning to find surprising results.

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In a unique laboratory in Sussex, England, a computer carefully scrutinized every member of large and diverse set of candidates. Each was evaluated dispassionately, and assigned a numeric score according to a strict set of criteria. This machine's task was to single out the best possible pairings from the group, then force the selected couples to mate so that it might extract the resulting offspring and repeat the process with the following generation. As predicted, with each breeding cycle the offspring evolved slightly, nudging the population incrementally closer to the computer's pre-programmed definition of the perfect indiv


Added: Jun-7-2009 
By: jay64
Arts and Entertainment
Tags: sex, selection, natural, electronic, design, fpga, circuit
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