Graphene Super Paper Is 10x Stronger Than Steel
My understanding is that pure carbon things sublimate into CO2 over time (including diamonds) when exposed to oxygen.
I don't disagree that this might happen, but isn't this usually called oxidation and not sublimation? Sublimation refers to a state change (always C), and oxidation is a chemical reaction (C to CO2). If oxidation happens quickly enough, I heard it is called "burning"...
At any rate, you are partially correct in that diamond oxidation depends on sublimation occurring:
But you may need to heat it to 350 degrees C for this to happen at a noticeable rate:
Next-Gen Processor Unveiled
The link has NO information.
The PDF here: has more information about EDGE.
The basic idea is that CISC/RISC architectures rely on storing intermediate data in registers (or in main memory on old skool CISC). EDGE bypasses registers: the output of one instruction is fed directly to the input of the next. No need to do register allocation while compiling. I'm still reading the PDF, this sounds like a really neat idea, though.
The only question is, will this be so much better than existing ISA's to eventually replace them? -- even if only for specific applications like high-performance computing.