Smallest Pen tip
- Experts etch 1.2 million letters onto small silicon disk
- But to read this little Old Testament, you had require a really huge microscope
They truly are phoning it the Nano Bible and reading it could require an electron microscope.
The teeny tiny text started as an experiment in miniaturization, to see how much data are kept in very, really small spaces.Experts in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa developed a level of silicon less than 100 atoms dense, then plated it in silver. They used a focused ion beam to engrave the 1.2 million characters, one at a time, blasting away the gold to show the darker silicon beneath.
If you wish to check out the work, you had must magnify the font about 10, 000 times.
"Our things start a million-and-a-half years back. They arrive to the present, " said James Snyder, president for the museum. "They cross that timeline and they bypass the globe, plus in an easy method, they represent the entire narrative of product social history from somewhere as important to that history as Jerusalem is."