There's a Big Problem With Silicon. What's Next?

6.21 Minutes
246.426 Views | 6 Jun 2019
Download

There's a Big Problem With Silicon. What's Next?

Silicon transistors allowed computers to shrink from the size of houses to watches in a short time, but engineers are facing a problem: we've almost hit the limit on how small silicon transistors can get.

Hosted by: Olivia Gordon

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
----------
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sci...
----------
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, الخليفي سلطان, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters
----------
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sci...
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesci...
----------
Sources:

Personal interview with Dr. Eric Pop
http://news.mit.edu/2012/gr...
https://www.rpi.edu/dept/ph...
https://spectrum.ieee.org/n...
https://theconversation.com...
https://arstechnica.com/gad...
https://www.theverge.com/ci...
https://infoscience.epfl.ch...
https://www.nature.com/arti...
https://www.technologyrevie...
http://www.onmyphd.com/?p=m...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/st...

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.o...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
https://commons.wikimedia.o...
https://commons.wikimedia.o...
https://commons.wikimedia.o...