Vacuum Tube on a Chip?

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Derek Brooks writes: Scientists at NASA and National Nanofab Center in South Korea are working to miniaturize a vacuum tube so small it would fit on an integrated circuit. Although applications might one day filter down into the audio marketplace, the current motivation is to make use of the device for faster processing as electrons travel hundreds of times faster through a vacuum than through a conductor.

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