Single-Atom Transistor Is End of Moore's Law; May Be Beginning of Quantum Computing


"The smallest transistor ever built -- in fact, the smallest transistor that can be built -- has been created using a single phosphorus atom by an international team of researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University and the University of Melbourne."

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C_Menz3867d ago (Edited 3867d ago )

If this ends up fully working and can be massed produced it will truly be the next leap ahead in technology. All of those movies and concepts based on the future would be within reach.

adorie3867d ago (Edited 3867d ago )

Lot's of crazy ideas are coming into fruition.

Invisible Cloak

Holograms/Interactive Holograms


Quantum Computing

and... Teleportation.

all on the horizon and totally real or feasible in our time... well, maybe not Teleportation, not in our time, unless we see some major breakthroughs, such as China transporting photons.

rustyspoon803866d ago

I dont like the sound of Teleportation (not that I'm likely to get a go). As from what I've read, your molecules have to be destroyed and rebuilt elsewhere and thus it isn't really you who comes out the other end.

Blaine3866d ago

Not necessarily.

What you're saying is like sending a fax, where the recipient gets a re-fabricated version of the original, but the original is still in its place. Then you'd destroy the original and treat the reproduction as the real thing... That doesn't sound like an ideal teleportation at all!

It would have to be some sort of way to shoot all your atoms through space and reassemble them at the other end.

Honestly neither sounds good when you talk about it! I'll just say I won't be in line to volunteer trying it first.

Norad63866d ago

Dude yea, teleportation I would never do. Remember the movie "The Prestige"? I don't want to die and have some copy of me take my place just to save some time on travel.