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Research at Pitt into “materials that compute” advances as engineers demonstrate system performs pattern recognition. Sept 2, 2016.
Yan Fang , Victor V. Yashin , et al. Pattern recognition with “materials that compute”. Science Advances 02 Sep 2016: Vol. 2, no. 9, e1601114 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601114