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May 24, 2010

Tiny Dot Speeds Hi-Tech Future

Bridie Smith

Scientists have created a transistor in a computer chip that is 10 times smaller than those commonly in use now, marking the start of a new age of super-fast, super-powerful computing. At the heart of the electronic device is a “quantum dot”, which measures just four-billionths of a metre — so small that it contains just seven atoms, compared to the millions that make up a typical laptop chip.

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