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Physicists Say They've Built an Atom Laser That Can Run 'Forever' ... And More!
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Physicists Say They've Built an Atom Laser That Can Run 'Forever' 

Quote:A new breakthrough has allowed physicists to create a beam of atoms that behaves the same way as a laser, and that can theoretically stay on "forever".
This might finally mean the technology is on its way to practical application, although significant limitations still apply.
Nevertheless, this is a huge step forward for what is known as an "atom laser" – a beam made of atoms marching as a single wave that could one day be used for testing fundamental physical constants, and engineering precision technology.

Please read the linked source article for the full story ok.

Personal Disclosure: And that needs power so I suggest this technology be used ok ...

Scientists Build Circuit That Generates Clean, Limitless Power From Graphene

And from there we move to building ...

Atom Laser based Quantum CPU's ...

"Printing" 3D structures using an atom laser?

Quantum computer processor made entirely of lasers offers ‘extreme’ scale

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

Computers could get 100,000 times faster thanks to laser light pulses

Low-Power Laser Could Speed CPUs The polariton laser now runs on electricity, operates at room temperature, and could be key to on-chip optical interconnects

Weaving quantum processors out of laser light

Applications of Atomic Laser

Quote:Atom lasers are critical for atom holography. Similar to conventional holography, atom holography uses the diffraction of atoms. The De Broglie wavelength of the atoms is much smaller than the wavelength of light, so atom lasers can create much higher resolution holographic images. Atom holography might be used to project complex integrated-circuit patterns, just a few nanometres in scale, onto semiconductors. Another application, which might also benefit from atom lasers, is atom interferometry. In an atom interferometer an atomic wave packet is coherently split into two wave packets that follow different paths before recombining. Atom interferometers, which can be more sensitive than optical interferometers, could be used to test quantum theory, and have such high precision that they may even be able to detect changes in space-time.[7] This is because the de Broglie wavelength of the atoms is much smaller than the wavelength of light, the atoms have mass, and because the internal structure of the atom can also be exploited.

"Atom holography might be used to project complex integrated-circuit patterns, just a few nanometres in scale, onto semiconductors."

Meh ... who needs expensive semiconductors when plastic will suffice ...

RIP expensive silicon chips - plastic processors are the future

Quote:Our technology has been developing at a rapid pace in recent decades, and new research suggests that we could soon be entering a new age of tech innovation with even more advancements thanks to mind-blowingly affordable plastic processors.
So affordable in fact, that it's estimated these processors could be mass-produced for less than a penny. As reported by IEEE Spectrum (opens in new tab), a team comprised of researchers from the University of Illinois designed 4-bit and 8-bit processors and saw an eighty-one percent success rate for the 4-bit models. Team leader and University of Illinois professor Rakesh Kumar claims that this percentage finally makes the technology viable.
“Flexible electronics has been a niche for decades,” said Kumar, adding later that this yield study shows “that they may be ready for the mainstream.”

PlasticArm: Get Your Next CPU, Made Without Silicon

Quote:Known for its core design IP that ends up in everything from IoT to smartphones to servers, Arm is now presenting that it has enabled one of its key microcontrollers in a new form factor: rather than using silicon as a base, the company has enabled a processor core in plastic. The technology has been in the works for almost a decade, but Arm has been waiting on the fabrication methods to create a fully working core. Now the company has something working in a tangible medium and the research has been published in Nature.

Flexible computer processor is the most powerful plastic chip yet

Quote:Could a flexible processor stuck on your produce track the freshness of your cantaloupe? That’s the idea behind the latest processor from UK computer chip designer Arm, which says such a device could be manufactured for pennies by printing circuits directly onto paper, cardboard or cloth. The technology could give trillions of everyday items such as clothes and food containers the ability to collect, process and transmit data across the internet – something that could be as convenient for retailers as it is concerning for privacy advocates.
In recent decades, processors have reduced in size and price to the point that they are now commonly used in everything from televisions to washing machines and watches. But almost all chips manufactured today are rigid devices created on silicon wafers in highly specialised and costly factories where dozens of complex chemical and mechanical processes take up to eight weeks from start to finish. Now, Arm has developed a 32-bit processor called PlasticARM with circuits and components that are printed onto a plastic substrate, just as a printer deposits ink on paper.
James Myers at Arm says the processor can run a variety of programs, although it currently uses read-only memory so is only able to execute the code it was built with. Future versions will use fully programmable and flexible memory.

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Scientists created a new type of CPU that communicates using light instead of electrons

IBM is using light, instead of electricity, to create ultra-fast computing The company's researchers built a light-based tensor core that could be used, among other applications, for autonomous vehicles. 

Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers The setup of lasers and mirrors effectively “solved” a problem far too complicated for even the largest traditional computer system

Light-Based Processor Chips Advance Machine Learning

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The last time they played around with a new discovery about atoms, didn't they make a bomb?

I am not saying we should not be seeking to progress, I just wish we would spend more time in bettering ourselves before we spend so much time and money on bettering machines.

For every one person that read this post. About 7.99 billion have not. 

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I hope some of this stuff does not get buried in some black program. Chips that are 1000 or a million times faster have all kinds of applications for A.I. and just about anything we today can't even imagine. The silicone stuff has just about reached it's limit so this is definitely a major discovery IMO.

Thanks for posting minusculebeercheers
Interesting,  minusculebeercheers
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