05/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Light-Speed Computers Could Be A Reality Soon

Light-speed computing is one step closer to reality.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new infrared laser made from germanium that operates at room temperature. The research removes the cryogenic cooling systems previously needed for infrared lasers and could lead to powerful computer chips that operate at the speed of light.

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