“We designed a sophisticated biological computer that requires only a circulatory system and nutrients to function,” Dr. Pullen said. “It doesn’t have as much raw computing ability as an inorganic machine, but it runs for far cheaper and, when networked together, is currently on the verge of achieving supercomputer status.”

“They look like goats,” said Ace Rogers, cub reporter for the State Online News.

“The goats are keeping the supercomputer parts alive,” Dr. Pullen said. “They eat grass, convert it to energy, and sustain the supercomputer nodes, which we network together using a wet/dry interface we’re very-”

“Are they just goats?” asked Shenika Daniels, tech reporter for the Campus Digital Gazette.

“They are organic supercomputers grafted to a goat,” Pullen said, visibly annoyed.

“So they are goats that are also computers but also goats?” asked Ali Farouk, sports and medicine correspondent for the Sri-State Sillicon Tribune 3.0.

“Sure, whatever,” Pullen sighed. “Can we move beyond the goats please?”

Dr. K. Harrison Noguma, faculty correspondent for the National Association of Tenured Professors, made a dismissive gesture. “Bah,” he said.

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