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BYU Has Crafted a Miniscule Cupid Statue in Honor of Valentine's Day

 - Feb 14, 2013
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Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) have crafted this miniscule cupid statue using nanotubes. Who said science geeks can't be romantic?

To try and put into perspective just how tiny this adorable cupid is, the arm is about the width of a human hair. That is insanely small. In a more scientific measurement, it is about 20 atoms wide. Considering the size, it has very impressive detail.

The cupid statue is made of 99% air so it is incredible fragile -- kind of like the human heart on Valentine's Day. A simple breeze would completely destroy it and that is what makes it that much more special.

This isn't the first nano-structure BYU has crafted. They have also created an intricate replica of the BYU logo.