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RobA
04-27-2010, 04:29 PM
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/26/ibm-nanotechnologist.html


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Djekspek
04-27-2010, 04:40 PM
wow, 1:5 billion scale ... you could put a whole universe in a marble! Sounds like a good theme for an SF movie ;D

Daelin
04-27-2010, 06:10 PM
...Why?

and

@Djekspek
Oh no, you didn't...

Aenigma
04-28-2010, 02:28 AM
It'd be awesome if they made a globe of that size =D

Coyotemax
04-28-2010, 05:38 AM
"Why"

Why not? they're developing a new technology that will have all sorts of applications. Think of carving out circuit boards at this scale, and so on. That's why.

Why a map? It had to be demonstrated that it was possible to etch things at this scale anyhow, any image would have sufficed at this point. So a map was as good as anything else to demonstrate it was *possible*.

Why not a South Park character? Something was going to get drawn out, and it was likely the whim of the researcher at the time.

ericefortner
04-29-2010, 01:27 AM
wow, 1:5 billion scale ... you could put a whole universe in a marble! Sounds like a good theme for an SF movie ;D

the way you say it... i remember the MIB... :D cool map!!!