The fabulous and asinine world of nano-sculpting

The fabulous and asinine world of nano-sculpting

Believe it or not, we here at TNW enjoy the occasional smile. Even a laugh if our ties are loose. That deep passion for humor and the odd brought to our attention a world that we had never walked in before: sculpting on the nano level. That means small. We are talking about small sculpting.

How small? Very. We are going to deal with some things on the scale of nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. That’s not much.

Scientists, physicists mostly, have access to tools that can cut, pile, ding, and coat on the smallest of levels. Heck, modern tools can actually take pictures of electrons. What is normal in science is actually quite incredible to us laymen. Trust me, I’ve bounced around the physics labs at Stanford, Berkeley, and UChicago – these people are on a different plane.

Now, to the images. Keep an eye on the scale in each. Remember, these are smaller than the tiniest thing that you have previously even imagined. Here, blow your mind:

 

Don’t you wish you could go back in time and change your major? All images via InfoBarrel.

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