Here's something you may not know: the most powerful computers in the world can't generate a truly random number. That's because at the end of the day, computer software just follows instructions, which means its actions are predictable (and therefore hackable). But little by little, researchers have found ways to achieve the holy grail of true randomness. Some use quantum physics, an area of science that has randomness at its core. Others, like a team of engineers from Northwestern University, use carbon nanotubes. One benefit to using that wildly popular super-material? It means you can print their creation on virtually anything. That means things as simple as the bar code on a carton of milk could one day be unhackable.
A Series Of Tubes
Carbon Nanotubes In Computers
Written by Ashley Hamer September 2, 2017
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