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Revisiting the world's smallest nativity scene


Posted on Monday, 24 December, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments

The scene even featured a tiny crib and several animals. Image Credit: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Last year, scientists in Lithuania created a nativity scene that was so small it could fit in to the eye of a needle.
Featuring a nanoscopic Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, the impressive scene was around 10,000 times smaller than the real thing - that's small enough to sit comfortably on a human eyelash.

It was built over the course of 3 months through a collaboration between Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), micro-fabrication company Femtika and 3D-technology company Ideja 3D.

Five copies of the scene were created in total, with one of them being gifted to Pope Francis by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

"I am really proud that Lithuanian scientists and students created the smallest nativity scene in the world," she said, before later writing "the most important things [are] invisible to the naked eye."

Source: CNET.com | Comments (3)

Tags: Nativity

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by sci-nerd on 24 December, 2018, 21:40
Here's a 1:1 shot:    
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 24 December, 2018, 23:05
What a waste of cool tech. Maybe next time, get a few well known artists on board to design an original idea for nano-sculptures.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hankenhunter on 25 December, 2018, 1:49
And here I thought it was fly poop and tried to blow it off my screen. Sorry aboot that. Hank


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