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World's Tiniest Periodic Table


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#1 cryptodan

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:15 AM

NOTTINGHAM, England British scientists were celebrating Monday after breaking the record for writing the world's smallest periodic table -- on a strand of hair.

Scientists at the University of Nottingham, in central England, engraved the table of 118 chemical elements on a strand of hair belonging to Martyn Poliakoff, a chemistry professor at the university.

A team of nanotechnology experts used a beam of accelerated gallium ions to create the tiny table, which is so small that a million of them could be replicated on a typical sticky note.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/03/worlds-tiniest-periodic-table-elements-engraved-on-human-hair/#ixzz1ZjglvLmf



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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:49 PM

That is awesome!!!

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:35 PM

Wow. :blink:

Pretty cool! :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:18 PM

It may not be IT worthy or Security worthy news, but it is "geek" like so I thought I would share the WOW.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:17 AM

Maybe I can use this to cheat on my tests. :crazy:

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

A Nobel prize-worthy effort by modern science.
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