Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 22:53 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "A group of researchers has fabricated a single-atom transistor by introducing one phosphorous atom into a silicon lattice. Through the use of a scanning tunnelling microscope and hydrogen-resist lithography, Martin Fuechsle et al. placed the phosphorous atom precisely between very thin silicon leads, allowing them to measure its electrical behavior. The results show clearly that we can read both the quantum transitions within the phosphorous atom and its transistor behavior. No smaller solid-state devices are possible, so systems of this type reveal the limit of Moore's law - the prediction about the miniaturization of technology - while pointing toward solid-state quantum computing devices."
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RE: Sub-atomic?
by Gullible Jones on Tue 21st Feb 2012 00:02 UTC in reply to "Sub-atomic?"
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I suspect most governments would declare martial law as soon as they got word of quantum computation in the wild, and probably attempt to imprison or execute anyone who they thought was involved.

(Governments do not like it when the citizens spy on them. What we call whistleblowing, they call treason.)

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RE[2]: Sub-atomic?
by fran on Tue 21st Feb 2012 00:06 in reply to "RE: Sub-atomic?"
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Just set your passwords at 1000 character/letter/symbol combination. You'll be fine then.

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