Thursday, July 24, 2008

As small as pinhead

Israeli nanotechnology scientists have succeeded in printing the earlier entire "Old Testament" in Hebrew on a silicon chip "smaller that a pinhead," reports the internet news source Science Daily.The feat was accomplished by shooting a focused beam of tiny particles,called gallium ions, to etch the text onto the gold-covered surface of the chip."The nanobible project demonstrates the miniaturization at our disposal" explains Professor Uri Sivan of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.It also paves the way for "storing information in very small spaces."