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May 3, 2014

World's Smallest Magazine Cover Created with "Nano Chisel"


From technabob: "While there's no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work making magazines available to us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a single grain of salt."


"Scientists from IBM Research carved a minuscule 11x14 micrometer image of a recent cover of National Geographic Kids Magazine onto a polymer. The process they used is akin to 3D printing, but on a smaller scale. They used a heatable silicone tip 100,000 times smaller than the tip of a pencil point to chisel the image... in less than two minutes."

[via Flickr and Reuters]

May 3, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink


Outstanding! Owl creek bridge...I only hope this is the way I we will pass onto heaven... thanks, Joe.

Posted by: steven frisk | May 4, 2014 2:02:37 AM

This is mind-boggling. I've been working on a couple of dollhouses lately in a 1:12 scale. Some of that stuff on ebay is amazing in it's own right, but this is too hard to wrap my remaining 33 bits around.

Posted by: tamra | May 3, 2014 2:46:20 PM

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