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[SciDaily] New Switch Could Improve Electronics

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics.
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Because of their constant spherical shape, the prototype molecular switches can be integrated as atom-like building blocks the size of one nanometer (100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair) into massively parallel computing architectures.

If I am not mistaken, this is similar to that idea of the 3d transistors that were topic of discussion a while back, sounds like a smart idea
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Pretty neat. We really do need some better way of using less power and creating less heat for the same amount of performance. Maybe this will be a great advancement there, only time will tell.
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i wonder how all these new things will be implremented together

the talks about cabon nano tubes, graphene, 3d transisters in our CPU's and now this.

Time will tell, hopefully tell us something cool =)
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