According to HP (here):

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Basic electronics theory teaches that there are three fundamental elements of a passive circuit--resistors, capacitors and inductors.

But in the 1970s, Leon Chua of the University of California at Berkeley, theorized there should be a fourth called a memory resistor, or memristor, for short, and he worked out the mathematical equations to prove it.

Now, a team at Hewlett-Packard led by Stanley Williams has proven that 'memristance' exists. They developed a mathematical model and a physical example of a memristor, which they describe in the journal Nature.

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But a computer that incorporates this new kind of memory circuit would never lose it place, even when the power is turned off.

"If you turn on your computer it will come up instantly where it was when you turned it off. That is a very interesting potential application, and one that is very realistic," Williams said.

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What? Never re-booth again? How can I work with Windo*s under these conditions!?

... It will be a true nightmare! ;D

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## Monday, May 05, 2008

### A totally new kind of memory circuit!

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