December 6th, 2012
pejmanyousefzadeh

jtotheizzoe:

we-are-star-stuff:

This is the world’s smallest snowman - at 10 micrometres across, it’s only 1/5th the width of a human hair. The tiny guy was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.

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What?! No quantum carrot for his nose? No corn cob nanopipe? No buttons made out of graphene?

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