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Old 10-05-2014, 01:43 AM
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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......... A team of physicists at Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin announced on October 2 that they have observed a new particle that has eluded detection for nearly 80 years! It only took scientists 48 years to detect the Higgs boson. No one really knew how they would go about searching for this particle until 2001, which is why it's taken the better half of a century to detect it.

Meet the Majorana fermion ........ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/partic...185200788.html
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Location: Westeros
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Pretty cool stuff, here.

And while I could see the Marjorana particle being a great candidate for quantum computing because of its dual--and when you think of it, binary--nature of being both a particle and an antiparticle, I think the fact that its workable medium has to be frozen to -500 degrees F might be a tad difficult could prove unwieldy in PC applications. But then again, who knows: maybe the physics geeks will find a way to produce that badboy in more reasonable environments.
On the subject of computing power, and specifically data transmission capabilities. My computer professor friend just told me that insofar as the widths of the busses that today's newest integrated circuits are concerned, they are down to around 15 nanometers. That means that about 60,000 busses side-by-side is equivalent to the width of one human hair!
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