Standard silicon transistors could be replaced by vacuum tubes in the future

06/24/2014 - 00:00

  By Jin-Woo Han &amp; Meyya Meyyappan -<br><br>In September 1976, in the midst of the Cold War, Victor Ivanovich Belenko, a disgruntled Soviet pilot, veered off course from a training flight over Siberia in his MiG-25 Foxbat, flew low and fast across the Sea of Japan, and landed the plane at a civilian airport in Hokkaido with just 30 seconds of fuel remaining.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON IEEE SPECTRUM</a>