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posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 17, 2009

Chips made from bismuth telluride could signal a new era in electronics.

Recently-predicted and much-sought, the material allows electrons on its surface to travel with no loss of energy at room temperatures and can be fabricated using existing semiconductor technologies. Such material could provide a leap in microchip speeds, and even become the bedrock of an entirely new kind of computing industry based on spintronics, the next evolution of electronics.

No loss of energy…it’s like magic!