Most of you know that the wires used in computers need to be pretty small so more parts can be squeezed in, right? Well, scientists in Sydney, Australia have just created a wire that is only 4 atoms high. You did not misread that. Source: The State Column Quantum computing would no doubt have a big effect on our day to day lives. Everything, from home computers to phones to gaming devices, could (eventually) be affected significantly by this huge leap forward. However, before you get your hopes up that Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft will find a way to utilize this in their upcoming consoles, take note: researchers have noted that "the age of quantum computers" is at least 10 years away. It would also probably take a good amount of time before it would find itself in affordable consumer devices. But hey, baby steps; we're getting there.