Under the design proposed by the UF researchers, chips would no longer discard old data at the end of every calculation by grounding parts of the circuit. Instead, they would incorporate tiny oscillators that allow the chips to recapture the energy expended in one calculation and re-use it for the next calculation -- a process known as reversible, or adiabatic, computing.
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