Friday, October 17, 2008

Intergrated chip that builds itself!

Today - computer chips are made by etching patterns onto semiconducting wafers using a combination of light and photosensitive chemicals. A team of European physicists has developed an integrated circuit that can build itself, an important step towards its ultimate goal — a self-assembling computer. (see where this is going? Skynet is in the wind....can the T100s be far behind? huh?)

Shaun Saunders has really sent in an interesting and in depth article concerning the techniques used to get components to self assemble.

Click here for the Nature News complete article

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