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    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/17/u...rnd/index.html
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    Very interesting development. I suspect this will lead to major new developments in computer and medical technology, to name only two areas. I cam imagine many more.

    Great post! Thanks.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      There's a limit to how small you can make most things. For example, the smallest transistor is theoretically about 27 atoms large. That is, three groups of 9 atoms each arranged as a PNP or NPN transistor. Anything smaller and you start getting quantum effects interfering with its operation.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
        There's a limit to how small you can make most things. For example, the smallest transistor is theoretically about 27 atoms large. That is, three groups of 9 atoms each arranged as a PNP or NPN transistor. Anything smaller and you start getting quantum effects interfering with its operation.
        According to scientists, you can make nano-machines composed of atoms. In any event, shrinking things makes circuit boards and things like that, and computers, much smaller.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Smaller than TAGs thinking is the challenge
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

            According to scientists, you can make nano-machines composed of atoms. In any event, shrinking things makes circuit boards and things like that, and computers, much smaller.
            You can, but there's a bottom limit to size as I pointed out.

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