• Short Summary

    THE WORLD OF THE ULTRAMINIATURE; OF ELECTRONICS AND TRANSISTORS....IT'S IN THIS FIELD THAT SCIENTISTS AND?

  • Description

    THE WORLD OF THE ULTRAMINIATURE; OF ELECTRONICS AND TRANSISTORS....IT'S IN THIS FIELD THAT SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN MAKING TREMENDOUS PROGRESS, CREATING AND ADAPTING MINUTE COMPONENTS FOR USE IN SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND BUSINESS. A NOTABLE ADVANCE HAS BEEN THE INCREASING USE OF TRANSISTORS TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF APPARATUS. IN AMERICA, ONE COMPANY ANNOUNCED AN EXPERIMENTAL TRANSISTOR, SO SMALL THAT AS MANY AS 20,000 COULD FIT ON A POSTAGE STAMP.

    IN BRITAIN, MUCH WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN THIS SPECIALISED FIELD BY ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED. FILM SHOT SOME OF THEIR TRANSISTORS - SMALL, HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND VERY STRONG. THEY ARE USED IN PLACE OF VALVES IN RADIO SETS AND HEARING AIDS.

    SO INTRICATE IS THE TASK OF ASSEMBLING THE TRANSISTORS THAT GIRLS USE POWERFUL MICROSCOPES AND WEAR SPECIAL CLOTHING IN A DUST-FREE ATMOSPHERE. THE CONNECTING WIRES, WHICH ARE ONLY A FEW THOUSANDTHS OF AN INCH THICK, ARE WELDED TO THE THREE EXTERNAL CONNECTORS.

    TRANSISTORS, USED AS SWITCHES, ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A MODERN COMPUTER. WITH A FEW REELS OF CODED TAPE IT CAN CARRY OUT IN A MATTER OF MINUTES A MULTITUDE OF CALCULATIONS WHICH WOULD TAKE HUMAN BRAINS SEVERAL DAYS. ENGINEERS ARE NOW DEVELOPING THE USE OF TRANSISTORS TO REPLACE MECHANICAL SWITCHES IN TELEPHONE EXCHANGES. THESE RESPOND IN A FEW THOUSANDTHS OF A SECOND.

    IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, TRANSISTORS CAN BE USED IN RADIO TRANSMITTERS - SMALL ENOUGH TO BE ENCASED IN A PILL AND SWALLOWED. TRANSISTORISED PILLS, SENSITIVE TO TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE OR ACIDITY, - GIVE OUT SIGNALS FROM INSIDE THE STOMACH WHICH ARE RECORDED. THE POSITION OF THE PILL INSIDE THE STOMACH IS DETERMINED BY MEANS OF X-RAYS.

    HOW DOES A SOLDIER REACT TO VIOLENT EXERCISES IN ACTION? THIS QUESTION, POSED BY THE ARMY, IS BEING ANSWERED THROUGH THE USE OF TRANSISTORS. A TINY TRANSMITTER IS STRAPPED UNDER A MAN'S HEART BEFORE HE PUTS ON BATTLEDRESS. AND AS HE VAULTS OVER OBSTACLES, THE SIGNALS OF HIS HEART BEATS ARE PICKED UP BY RADIO RECEIVER.

    TRANSISTORS HAVE MADE POSSIBLE A MULTITUDE OF OPERATIONS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES WHICH WOULD TAKE THE RESEARCH SCIENTIST MONTHS OF COMPLEX MATHEMATICS, AND ONLY THIS KIND OF SPEED MAKES CONTROL OF SPACE ROCKETS IN THEIR TRAJECTORIES POSSIBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCKRC3LNPBBWCT848Z7ZG1AOF
    Media URN:
    VLVADCKRC3LNPBBWCT848Z7ZG1AOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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