Logo Carved onto human hair

Thought I'd share this

Boing Boing Gadgets' Joel Johnson was at McMaster University yesterday where he met a researcher who used a focus ion beam microscope to carve his school's logo on a human hair

I find it amazing how well it came out. If we can do this now, just Imagine what well be able to do in the future! Advertisement spaces in hair?!!!

Picture of Logo Carved onto human hair
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CameronSS9 years ago
Ad space would be somewhat useless, since most people don't have scanning electron microscopes that they use to scan their hair for messages on a regular basis.
It won't be useless when we begin watching prime time television on a strand of hair.
Keith-Kid (author)  CameronSS9 years ago
brandon839 years ago
i went to that school and do not recall seeing that particular hair
Kiteman9 years ago
Somehow, that's more impressive than the pictures built with individual atoms.

I accidentally caught part of a film the other day, The Last Mimsy. As near as i could work out, Mimsy was a toy rabbit that fell through time and taught it's owner how to predict the future. Some scientist got hold of it and stuck a sample of the stuffed rabbit under an elecrton microscope. The whole bunny was wired - they zoomed in and saw smaller and smaller chips and micromechanicals, way smaller than anything possible today.

Just as they reached the limit of the electron microscope's resolution, there in a space between chip assemblies, they found the Intel logo. The last thing I saw before I changed channels was an Intel executive being interrogated. It made me smile...
westfw Kiteman9 years ago
Sigh. I meant to see that movie. The short story it was (loosely) based on (Mimsy Were the Borogoves, by "Lewis Padgett") was quite memorable.
Kiteman westfw9 years ago
I just checked your link - sounds like the book is better.
w00ty32 Kiteman9 years ago
Yah, that was a funny part of the movie.
Doveman9 years ago
lol, Ided never think that the world would come to this- Carved stuff on the human hair! What next, carved stuff on an ant or somethng? (Cant think of anything much smaller than hair =P)
w00ty32 Doveman9 years ago
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