DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the U.S. military, has done it again. they haven't created a freakishly fast robot in a while, but it's because they've been focusing on a freakishly fast computer chip.
The new record holder for the fastest computer chip is 1THz (terahertz) or 1,000GHz (gigahertz). The previous record-holder was a mere 850GHz, but this 250GHz increase is a pretty big deal.
Surprisingly, DARPA is not looking to speed up computers just yet with this incredible new chip. For one thing, breakthroughs in cooling technology would have to happen to keep up with these speeds.
Think your laptop gets pretty hot now? The heat and energy output would be nothing compared to the heat wave from this new chip.