Each stone, roughly uniform in size, occupies its own square on a vastly extended checkerboard - the simplest binary device
for imposing order.
Baltic say 1000000000000000 (that's a one and 15 zeros) reflects Wallinger's desire to "systemise the randomness of nature", with the chequerboard the "simplest binary device
for imposing order".
Keep in mind a "digital valve" will basically be an on-off valve - a binary device
. Typically, we think of a single operator, poppet-type valve as being such a device.
Each pallet contains a noncontact binary device
that can be read by the machine control.
One way to increase processing capacity without adding more transistors would be to increase how much information each transistor conveys by introducing intermediate states between the on and off states of binary devices
. A so-called multi-value logic transistor based on this principle would allow more operations and a larger amount of information to be processed in a single device.
A few ternary solar cells based on PTB7 with a second donor polymer and P[C.sub.71]BM showed efficiencies that surpassed the reference binary devices