For some things, people seem to think the bigger the better — phones, computer screens, televisons.
For others, smaller can have its uses. That is why researchers have built a radio that is pretty tiny. So tiny, in fact, that it has a component that is made out of only two atoms. And it is created using a diamond, meaning it can withstand some pretty harsh conditions.
In IT Blogwatch, we hit the miniaturization button.
So what is going on? Duncan Geere has the background:
One of the great triumphs of the computing age has been miniaturization…Now, engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have built the smallest radio receiver ever…They assembled it out of a series of defects in pink diamonds, some as small as two atoms in size.
So how did they do that? Lola Gayle fills us in: