Sunday, December 20, 2009

Face Of The Day

Face-snowman
by Chris Bodenner
TDW:
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 ┬Ám across — 1/5th the width of a human hair. Check out the making of here.