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October 21st, 2007

Thinking tiny: computers that fit in a palm

Abstract:
Tiny wires 1000 times thinner than a human hair could now deliver supercomputers that fit in the palm of the hand.

The latest breakthrough in nanotechnology, the science of seriously small things, is helping scientists predict the behaviour of wiring on this scale under stress.

Engineers at Edinburgh University have devised a tool to help combat problems which can arise from wiring microchips much smaller than the ones we are used to.

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