Scientists may have come up with a new material that could be used instead of silicon in semiconductors.
Stanford University researchers have found that the electrons in bismuth telluride can travel with no resistance. This means they wouldn't lose any energy while travelling and could carry more information that the current silicon processors.
If research pans out, the mew material could help continue the drive for smaller, cheaper and more powerful computers.
At this stage, the project is pure research and researchers will now attempt to fabricate the material and ensure that it's functional.