AP science writers aren't good places to learn about current research.
and the research group:
and 23 more recent publications by them, accessible for free apparently:
I haven't read anything yet, still mostly blind from the optomerist's eye drops.
"the Michigan team was able to trap a single atom within an integrated chip and control it using electrical signals"
well, this isnt a breakthrough, its already being done for some-time now in my university, infact my classmate works on it...
i posted somewhere here a question about trapping this atom above the face of the chip.
That's the first time I have come across such research and the reason was it was in Yahoo news, my home page. I understand that it doesn't mean that other people didn't know about it or haven't invented it earlier and better.
Separate names with a comma.