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+ - Angels dancing on the head of a pin

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sm62704 (mcgrew) writes "The BBC is reporting that Israeli researchers have put the 300,000 word Hebrew Bible on a chip that is smaller than a pinhead.

The 0.5sq-mm (0.01sq-in) nano-Bible was written on a silicon surface covered with a thin layer of gold (20nanometres thick — 0.0002mm).

It was written using a device called Focused Ion Beam (Fib).

"When we send the particle beam toward a point on the surface, the gold atoms bounce off of this point, thus exposing the silicon layer underneath," Ohad Zohar, one of the project's managers at Technion, said.
"How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" has been a rhetorical question for centuries, but has finally been answered. The answer is, of course, "all of them". At least all the ones in the Hebrew version."
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