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Is sickeningly fast RAM on the horizon?

A group of UCLA researchers say they have created a faster type of transistor that could one day replace flash memory, using a destructive plant virus.

The researchers used parts of the tobacco mosaic virus coated with platinum nanoparticles. When a small electrical charge is applied, the result is a transistor that can open and close about 10 times faster than today's fastest flash RAM.

The scientists expect to build a prototype within for years using several million virus parts, but they do not address how dangerous the RAM would be.

The tobacco mosaic virus can infect more than 150 types of plants, but tobacco is especially susceptible. It's the most persistent plant virus known and can survive up to 50 years is dried plant parts. It can lie dormant in cigars and cigarettes, which when handled or smoked can pass the virus along to household plants.

To date, no hard drives have been infected.
The above was from Maximum PC.

Just thought somebody may find this interesting. Next weeks issue is going to talk about using cancer to make bigger cases? . Who knows.

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That is interesting, that all I can really say.
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As long as it doesn't kill my computer, I'm game.
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i want it. who cares about the speed i want a pc with an infectious biological virus keeping it running. this is going to send hippies off there buts and into the picket line the day it gets produced
    
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haha hell I just wana be able to some my ram!
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hay i just thought of something! what if they made it so your comp bread it's ram? then computers would actually get better with age!
    
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ya rly?
    
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rofl its impossible to take anything Eska says with that ralph avatar
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Im in ur thread.
Eatin my boogerz.
    
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Im in ur thread.
Eatin my boogerz.
friggin hilarious, spitting beer on my lcd as I read it...
    
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