Microsoft is to spend half its research and development budget on NT over the next year, amounting to $1 billion. Version 5.0 of the operating system should go into beta test in the autumn.
Could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to wearable tech
Don't require the rare material being mined from the mountains of South America
IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence
Found by calculating the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars