Rust is a new open-source systems programming language created by Mozilla and a community of volunteers, designed to help developers create fast, secure applications which take full advantage of the powerful features of modern multi-core processors. It prevents segmentation faults and guarantees thread safety, all with an easy-to-learn syntax.
In addition, Rust offers zero-cost abstractions, move semantics, guaranteed memory safety, threads with no data races, trait-based generics, pattern matching, type inference, and efficient C bindings, with a minimum runtime size. If you're curious about Rust, you can read the book The Rust Programming Language online.
You can download the Rust compiler, check out examples, and learn everything you could possibly wish to know at the project's official Web site.