For the First Time, Scientists Use Crystals and Chemistry to Generate Truly Random Numbers

Interesting Engineering | Feb 21, 2020 at 7:22 PM
  • If you thought you could come up with a random number, you may have to think again.
  • Now, a team of chemists has, for the first time, used a different type of natural source to create randomness: chemistry.
  • The University of Glasgow team built a robotic system that follows the process of crystallization to come up with a random sequence of numbers and encrypt information.