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300,000 Words on the Head of a Pin

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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 01:26 PM
Technology allows huge amount of text in a tiny space.

The nanotechnology experts at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa say the book was etched on a surface that measures less than 0.5 square millimetres. They chose the Jewish Bible to highlight how vast quantities of information can be stored on minute amounts of space.

"It took us about an hour to etch the 300,000 words of the Bible onto a tiny silicon surface," said Ohad Zohar, the university's scientific adviser for educational programs.

The Technion's microscopic Bible was created by blasting tiny particles called gallium ions at an object that then rebounded, causing an etching affect.

Reading it, however, will likely take an electromicroscope. Not sure what the applications for this could be, but it's interesting anyways

[edit on 24/12/07 by masqua]

posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 02:07 PM
Wish we had a picture of this...

posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by blowfishdl

Good news! there is a picture! There's one between each of the laughing heads above this sentence.

That has to be the funniest post all day.

posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 04:51 PM
yeah i saw this on television and it looked pretty neat.
So small...

posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 07:02 PM
I can fit 300,000 words on the head of a pin too.

It’s called a hard drive.

But this is cool. More of a nanotech thing than an IT thing.

posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 04:37 PM
Sounds like it could be a useful espionage tool.

Screw microfilm, data chips, flash drives, satellite beams, etc.

An actual hard copy of info that exists in near invisibility with no simple way to identify any oddities could be useful I imagine.

Ya never know....

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