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World's Smallest Periodic Table Is Engraved on a Single Hair

Researchers at the University of Nottingham created a special birthday present for Martyn Poliakoff, a professor of chemistry. It's a periodic table of the elments inscribed on the surface of a hair from Poliakoff:

Professor Poliakoff said: “Although the application was lighthearted I felt that it enabled us to show people how such nano writing is done. Our microscopist, Dr Mike Fay, made the whole operation seem so simple and really demystified it in a most appealing way.”

Link and Video via Kotaku Previously: Periodic Table of Videos


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A single hair strand can carry so much information. And it would fit through a needle's eye.

If Art Garfunkel wasn't right about the days of miracles and wonders, I have no idea...
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