one of the buzzwords of the moment - though many don't really
understand what it's all about.
At the University of Durham in the UK, they
not only know what it's all about, they are at the cutting edge of
nanotechnology research. They're using the technology to construct
magnetic computer chips that will be measured in nanometres -
smaller than bacteria. The long term goal is to produce computers
in which all electronics would be replaced by magnetic circuits -
making them lighter to carry, and considerably more efficient and
powerful to run.
Please Note: Dr Cowburn has
since moved to Imperial College London.