A remarkable achievement by Motorola in the new PowerMac computers promises to set the scientific world alight.
Apple claims that "the faster-than-light processor speed gets an additional boost with an advanced cache memory architecture that provides ultrafast, dedicated memory with massively enhanced throughput."
Faster than light? Apparently so. Until now this achievement has been limited to small particles, such as photons, as apparently Feynman (a star of Apple"s Think Different ads) suggested that the speed of light was only an average.
NEC researchers in Princeton, New Jersey, a beam of light through gas 300 times faster than the speed of light, which apparently "moved so fast that it appeared to exit from the chamber before it entered".
And a black hole in the M87 has been observed emitting jets at what appears to be six times the speed of light.
However, Einstein"s Special Theory of Relativity may need to be updated.
It posits that to travel faster than light requires an infinite amount of energy - which doubtless explains the presence of such a large heat sink in the new G4s. Although remarkably, Apple claims the machines run off a standard mains current.
News source: The Reg