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Old 07-10-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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From the august edition of PcMagazine.

REPLACING WIRES
A team of scientists
at the University of
California at Irvine
has shown that carbon
nanotubes can
route electrical signals
on a chip faster
than traditional copper
or aluminum
wires—at speeds up
to 10 GHz. The implication
is that they
could hugely boost
data trafficking in
cell phones and
computers.
Nanotubes are typically
made from
carbon and consist
of graphite sheets
wrapped into cylinders
only about 10
atoms wide. The
team’s next goal is to
seek reliable ways
for nanotubes to replace
the copper
interconnects in
semiconductors.
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good information, trans for smaller, lighter, faster hardware for transfering data.
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Hmm ... i'm not 100% sure about this but i've heard of data being sent at nearly the speed of light, but not the traditional way of going through wire but actually the wires are being sent as a guideline telling it wehre to go. Think of it as a car going somewhere on the road. Please correct me if i am wrong.

By the way in what form is the data sent thorugh the nanotubes? Light? I'm not really sure what you mean.
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