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308,428 Words on Surface Smaller than Pinhead

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Dec 20, 2007   Updated: Jun 17 2011 • References: newlaunches and afp.google
Researchers from Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology have created the world's smallest Hebrew Bible on a gold-coated silicon chip smaller than a pinhead. According to Ohad Zohar, who directed the project, "this is the world's tiniest Bible, the Guinness Book of World Records has a Bible 50 times bigger."

To etch in the details, the determined scientists concentrated beams of gallium ions on the surface of the chips.

Implications - The nano-Bible was created as part of an education program that was aimed at creating an interest in nanoscience among young adults. The makers of the teeny-tiny Bible are planning on blowing it up in a seven-by-seven meter poster so that people can easily read it.