Sunday, December 20, 2009

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 ┬Ám across — 1/5th the width of a human hair. Check out the making of here.