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World's Smallest Dice

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posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 05:11 PM
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Yet another interesting thing from the land of the rising sun.



Billed as the smallest dice in the world, each one measures
0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 mm. The tiny dice are painstakingly crafted
one byone from BsBm (brass) in a 9 hour long fabrication
process that relies on the latest in micromachining technology.
Each one weighs 0.00016 grams and the pips measure
0.05 mm in diameter.

While the 100,275 yen (US$870) price tag includes a special
case and the cost of shipping, it does not include the price of
the microscope you will need to make sure nobody cheats at
the craps table in your flea circus casino.


SOURCE:
Pink Tentacle


Pretty interesting creation, completely useless,
but nevertheless interesting.

I really don't see a market for this, but it's still
nice to see that the world is'nt ruled by capitalistic
thinking completely.


Comments, Opinions?




posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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Leave it to the Japanese to come up with something weird, fascinating.......and completely useless. But I am quite sure it will develop a following in japan, as they have a big taste for novelties, especially they utterly useless ones



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:14 PM
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Now lets see them make one out of a grain of salt!!



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by Creedo
Now lets see them make one out of a grain of salt!!

Probably the world's first salt based molecular computer.


EDIT:
Spelling.

[edit on 8/16/2006 by iori_komei]



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:48 PM
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thanks, Japan, for another fine invention. seriously, you guys are doing great.

now why the hell can't we divert the budget from this kind of thing toward, oh, I don't know, feeding starving people? or giving the homeless a place to live?

nah, let's get back to work on the minidice, i bet we can make 'em 0.2mm if we can come up with a trillion bucks for the sixty atoms of iron it'll take.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by The Parallelogram
thanks, Japan, for another fine invention. seriously, you guys are doing great.

now why the hell can't we divert the budget from this kind of thing toward, oh, I don't know, feeding starving people? or giving the homeless a place to live?

nah, let's get back to work on the minidice, i bet we can make 'em 0.2mm if we can come up with a trillion bucks for the sixty atoms of iron it'll take.


Well these scientisits work for a company, and the company does'nt
have to solve the homeless problem, though they should try.
And you're also right that the homeless problem in Japan should
receive money. It went from around 3,000 in total in 1999
to over 24,000 in 2001.

Anyways, it's not like it's government scientisits making this.



posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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no market, eh?

i collect dice. i don't have $900 to drop on a pair, but i wish i did.



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