Really itty bitty teensy weensy memory

— 12:40 AM on August 21, 2000

AntecRep sent along this story about an effort that's broken new ground in molecular electronics. Dig this:

Chemists at the University of California-Los Angeles are reporting another advance in the effort to produce electronic circuitry on a molecular scale.

In an article published today in the journal Science, the UCLA team says it has succeeded in using a molecule to create an electronic switch that can be reconfigured to turn on and off, and on again, like a transistor.

If this sort of thing could be mass-produced effectively, it could make "electronic circuits that are perhaps one-thousandth the size of today's transistors," according to the article. Impressive, but not as impressive as IBM's five-atom wonder, I suppose.
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