microprocessors

The World’s Smallest Laser

The World’s Smallest Laser

Just in time for its 50th birthday party, the world’s smallest laser has arrived. It’s 30 millionths of a metre long, it could revolutionise microprocessors as we know them, and it emits an impossibly adorable “pew pew”.

Nanowires Making Gadgets Smaller And Faster

Nanowires Making Gadgets Smaller And Faster

Computers have been getting shrinking for years, yet they cram the same amount of power if not more. Essentially that is Moore’s Law, or the theory that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubles a year.