Marketplace Tech for Friday, September 27, 2013
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Researchers at Stanford University built a computer this week that would disappoint most of us. No Angry Birds, no Netflix. The computer's operating system really only let's it do two things: count and sort numbers into different columns. But this tiny, basic computer could be the start of a revolution in technology, because the chip wasn't made with the usual semi-conductor ingredient, silicon. Instead, this little gadget was made with carbon nanotubes.
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The nano-tube computer would make processing faster, cheaper and more energy efficient.
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$4.7 billion. $20,000. 6 seconds. 890 billion: Can you guess what these numbers mean?