A tool with anextremely sharp tip and just 500 nanometers long is similar to thoseused in atomic microscopes. It can create complex structures such as arelief map of the world on a nano scale. The component mills awaymateria, much as a sculptor chips away everything from the hunk ofmarble that's not what his sculpture looks like.
A 3Dreplica of the Matterhorn also was created with this component, whichremoved 120 layers of material from a molecular glass substrate that"consists of snowflake-like molecules." The world map was created using adifferent polymer, called "polyphthalaldehyde," developed by IBM FellowHiroshi Ito in the 1980s. That is molded by using extreme heat to"unzip" pieces from it.
IBM said the techniquesused in the experiments have implications in "electronics, future chiptechnology, medicine, life sciences and optoelectronics."
IBMdid not, however, give the distance in nanometers between Los Angelesand New York City.
Nanotechnology means Gnat's A*s*s in Geek.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I wonder how many maps would fit into the period at the end of this sentence
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
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Wow, That is some real James Bond type of stuff there!
Imagine when Someone like Inspector is looking back on that the way we do with the 3.5 disc drives!
I just hope this tech doesn't get perverted into being used for some nefarious purposes!
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