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The trick to a more powerful computer chip? Going vertical.
Electrons typically flow through transistors in parallel to the chip surface, but what if the transistors were flipped sideways?
Neuronal Computer Chips Communicate Like Brain Cells
Brain-like computers could soon become a lot more common. Earlier this year, we heard about a project involving DARPA and...
Two Key Advances Bring Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Than Ever
Researchers on two continents are reporting two big breakthroughs in quantum computing today — a quantum system built on the...
Video: Tiny Buzzing Quadcopter Is Basically Just a Flying Computer Chip
This cute hand-built quadcopter might not be able to play tennis, but it’s not CrazyFlie’s fault — it’s much to...
Diagnosis of STDs Could Be As Quick As Peeing On A Chip And Putting It In Your Phone
Peeing on your phone seems like an all-around pretty bad idea, but British researchers have managed to find an upside....
Should I Overclock my Computer?
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Hewlett-Packard Unveils Real-World Memristor, Chip of the Future
In 1971, electrical engineering professor Leon Chua proposed a theoretical basic electronics component called a memristor. In 2008, Hewlett Packard...
First Nanotube Circuit Created, Paves Way For Better Chips
A computer chip using nanotube circuitry can run much faster than a regular silicon chip, for a fraction of the...
Move Over, Silicon; Here Come Quantum Bismuth Chips
Newly discovered properties of bismuth telluride hold promise for spintronic quantum computing
Chips Can’t Get Much Smaller
Despite the optimism of Moore's Law, scientists predict computer chips have just four more years of shrinkage