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Journal whitehatlurker's Journal: Transistors made of a Single Molecule

Science Daily reports that a group of physicists from Arizona have developed a method of building a transistor using a single molecule (on the scale of one nanometer).

Unfortunately, these won't be available off the shelf for a while:

Even if it were possible to build an ultra-advanced laptop computer with molecule-sized transistors using current transistor technology, it would take a city's worth of electricity to run the laptop, and the thing would get so hot it would probably vaporize.

On the other hand these guys are a bit over the top:

"We're not futurists at all and can't predict it, but imagine that you could make an artificial intelligence, that you could have this little submarine that goes inside somebody's arteries and capillaries to repair them," Stafford said.

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and think what nobody else has thought.

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