Important advance: IBM nanotube chip
A predicted tech that will continue to accelerate Moore's law, IBM has placed and tested 10,000 nanotubes on one chip. The fragility of such material has been a problem, and it's important to test it to make sure a minimal number of tubes are damaged for them to work.
Other breakthroughs abound:
CarlSaganQuoted: “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”