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One Step Closer To Speedier, Bootless Computers 249

Posted by Soulskill
from the sufficiently-advanced-technology dept.
CWmike writes "Physicists at the University of California at Riverside have made a breakthrough in developing a 'spin computer,' which would combine logic with nonvolatile memory, bypassing the need for computers to boot up. The advance could also lead to super-fast chips. The new transistor technology, which one lead scientist believes could become a reality in about five years, would reduce power consumption to the point where eventually computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices could remain on all the time. The breakthrough came when scientists at UC Riverside successfully injected a spinning electron into a resistor material called graphene, which is essentially a very thin layer of graphite. The graphene in this case is one-atom thick. The process is known as 'tunneling spin injection.' A lead scientist for the project said the clock speeds of chips made using tunneling spin injection would be 'thousands of times' faster than today's processors. He describes the tech as a totally new concept that 'will essentially give memory some brains.'"

Comment: Re:And when it fails this test too (Score 1) 284

by agnosticnixie (#33463968) Attached to: New Calculations May Lead To a Test For String Theory

Wow.

You a) failed linguistics, b) are an idiot and c) just built a huge strawman so you could burn it down. You must be proud of doing it in the kind of forum where, to boot, you will likely find like-minded idiots to applaud the strawman.

You do realize that the german word for woman is not derived from the german word for man, thus making your point even more ridiculous, right? Similarly, german "humankind" is Menschlichkeit, not "Mannlichkeit".

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.

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