Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tiny Things

Reading the Physics Today the other day in our tiny room, or should I say browsing it in the bathroom, I came across an amazing image of a nanotechnology circuit board (or at least some switches made with carbon tubes) against the backdrop of a human hair at the same scale. This is definitely the stuff that used to be science fiction when I was a kid!

Which seems to be a sentiment shared by Dan Pirarro

Maybe the iPod invisible, as once previewed on SNL, is not too far off (aaarrgh, cannot find video!)

Unfortunately the on-line version of Physics Today has the image behind a password. The image posted comes from the BBC, and they only had this tiny version... and that post is three years old, so image how small the circuits must be now!

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