Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Falling dominos and future computers

January 16th, 2007

Falling dominos and future computers

Abstract:
What will the computer of the future look like? Some scientists are looking beyond today's ubiquitous silicon chip to the possibilities within the universe's tiniest places. The engineering of structures at the atomic and molecular level known as nanotechnology is taking big steps with small molecules, and even using parts of atoms, such as electrons, as the basic cogs for a computing machine.

A pioneer in nanotechnology is Don Eigler, a research fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. In 1989, he astonished the world by cooling individual atoms of Xenon and moving them with a scanning tunneling microscope of his own design to spell out the letters, "I-B-M." Eigler spoke with Earth & Sky's Jorge Salazar about the mysterious and beautiful world of nanotechnology.

Source:
earthsky.org

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Chip Technology

INVECAS to Enable ASIC Designs for Tomorrows Intelligent Systems on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDX Technology: INVECAS to Collaborate with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Provide IP and End-to-End ASIC Design Services on 22FDX and 12FDX Technologies September 30th, 2016

Picosun patents ALD nanolaminate to prevent electronics from overheating September 28th, 2016

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology show that bending semiconductors generates electricity September 26th, 2016

Mexican scientist in the Netherlands seeks to achieve data transmission ... speed of light September 20th, 2016

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Nanosensors could help determine tumors ability to remodel tissue: Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments September 29th, 2016

Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles September 27th, 2016

Gold nanoparticles conjugated quercetin inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition, angiogenesis and invasiveness via EGFR/VEGFR-2 mediated pathway in breast cancer September 27th, 2016

Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current: New tomographic AFM imaging technique reveals that microstructural defects, generally thought to be detrimental, actually improve conductivity in cadmium telluride solar cells September 26th, 2016

Human Interest/Art

Weizmann Institute of Science Presents: Weizmann Wonder Wander - 4G - is Online June 21st, 2016

Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers June 9th, 2016

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting April 26th, 2016

Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between mac April 14th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic