Breaking News: Google Buys a Computer

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It's not often that Google makes news when it's buying another computer. But this time, it's an extra-special machine that it bought in conjunction with NASA. It can do certain things thousands of times faster than a traditional supercomputer, and will be lent out to third-party researchers.

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