The Cache: Technology Expert's Forum
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. September 19, 2019, 02:00:31 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: 20 Years of Moving Atoms, One by One  (Read 1062 times)
isthisthingon
Global Moderator
Lifer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2879



View Profile
« on: October 01, 2009, 12:19:28 AM »

Nano technology has always been a tech-rag tease to me.  But I do appreciate the coolness, even though the usefulness isn't there yet.

"Twenty years ago this week, on Sept. 28, 1989, an IBM physicist, Don Eigler, became the first person to manipulate and position individual atoms. Less than two months later, he arranged 35 Xenon atoms to spell out the letters IBM. Writing those three characters took about 22 hours. Today, the process would take about 15 minutes."



More recently...



Full article: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/gallery-atomic-science
Logged

I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code.
perkiset
Olde World Hacker
Administrator
Lifer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 10096



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 02:06:31 PM »

Love the new one. Clearly, the engineers have a much better sense of humor than they of old Wink
Logged

It is now believed, that after having lived in one compound with 3 wives and never leaving the house for 5 years, Bin Laden called the U.S. Navy Seals himself.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Perkiset's Place Home   Best of The Cache   phpMyIDE: MySQL Stored Procedures, Functions & Triggers
Politics @ Perkiset's   Pinkhat's Perspective   
cache
mart
coder
programmers
ajax
php
javascript
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC
Seo4Smf v0.2 © Webmaster's Talks


Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!