The World's Smallest Snowman is 10 µm across, 1/5th the width of a human hair. The snowman was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.
posted by netbros
on Dec 19, 2009 -
Speaking of suddenly appearing monoliths... A six-foot anatomically correct snow sculpture was found in Connecticut. It was destroyed so that "young eyes" would not view it.
Best Quote: "That was before she discovered that this rendering of the body part that puts the man in snowman was taller than she was, and hardened by ice. "
posted by champignon
on Jan 4, 2001 -