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A world full of flying cars certainly sounds like an impossible dream, but if it did happen, wouldn't it be nice for them to fly automatically to boot? It'd be either that, or we'll all have to get pilots licenses. Carnegie Mellon is indeed working on a system to have cars fly themselves, but not just any soaring car — DARPA's Transformer.
Intel, DARPA, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have launched an eight year project to create the most powerful computer ever constructed. By 2018, the extreme scale supercomputer will be running exaflop-level calculations: that's a million trillion operations every second, or about a thousand times faster than the fastest supercomputer we've got today.