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Researchers defy the physical limits to computation.

Authors
  • Flam, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Apr 16, 1993
Volume
260
Issue
5106
Pages
290–291
Identifiers
PMID: 17838239
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Each year's new computing technology, it seems, leaves the last year's in the dust. But physicists are now beginning to tell computer scientists that it can't go on this way. Sooner or later, as computers get smaller, faster, and more complex, the laws of physics will throw up roadblocks to further progress. There's only one way out of this bind: radically new strategies. And some of those strategies are starting to emerge.

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