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Scientists create world's smallest 'snowman'


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Scientists have created the world’s smallest 'snowman', measuring about a fifth of the width of a human hair.

Experts at the National Physical Laboratory in West London made the miniature figure which is just 0.01mm across.

However, far from the thrill of rolling balls of snow around a field to build their masterpiece, it was assembled using tools designed for manipulating nanoparticles.

The snowman is made of two tiny tin beads, normally used to calibrate electron microscope lenses, which were welded together with platinum.

A focused ion beam was used to carve the snowman's eyes and smile, and to deposit a tiny blob of platinum for the nose.

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That is AWESOME!

So I guess some scientists do have a sense of humour :D.

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That is AWESOME!

So I guess some scientists do have a sense of humour :D.

Or extremely bored. In either case, still a funny choice. xmas-smiley-010.gif

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They are Adorably cute...

Thanks

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i'm glad to know what scientists are really doing with their time now.

great. <_<

haha, they are cute though ;)

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