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December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Face Of The Day

by Chris Bodenner

Tis the season to be silly at the National Physical Laboratory, where scientists have constructed the world’s smallest snowman by shooting a focused ion beam at nano-scale tin beads used in the correction of electron microscope astigmatism. The final product measures a ridiculous 10 µm across — 1/5th the width of a human hair. Check out the making of here.

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example of a Rube Goldberg device

December 19, 2009 1 comment

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