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Meet the World's First Carbon Nanotube Computer

The first carbon nanotube computer, a long-sought alternative to silicon, is unveiled.

RELATED TAGS: COMPUTERS, NANOTECHNOLOGY
For decades, the computer chip industry has steadily improved devices’ performance by cramming ever more, ever tinier silicon transistors — the components that make up circuits — onto each chip. But the unreliability of silicon transistors smaller than about 10 nanometers means the pace of progress in silicon-based computing will soon slow.
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