Enigma23 writes: The BBC reports that Australians creators have constructed a seven atom transistor, which could result in microchip components "up to 100 times smaller" than those currently in use. The article does point out that this is not the smallest ever, as one-atom transistors have already been created. The work on the tiny transistor is being carried out as part of a larger project to create a quantum computer.
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from
beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"