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Logo Carved onto human hair Answered

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?!!!

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CameronSS

11 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.

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Noodle93CameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

It won't be useless when we begin watching prime time television on a strand of hair.

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brandon83

11 years ago

i went to that school and do not recall seeing that particular hair

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Kiteman

11 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...

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westfwKiteman

Reply 11 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.

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Kitemanwestfw

Reply 11 years ago

I just checked your link - sounds like the book is better.

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w00ty32Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Yah, that was a funny part of the movie.

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Doveman

11 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)

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Keith-KidDoveman

Reply 11 years ago

I dont think were ready to carve an atom......best we can do is align em.... patience.....

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Keith-Kid

11 years ago

Hey I got a question: Do nanobots have code or anything marking them? I mean like all pills have a number to know what they do

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westfw

11 years ago

I think I prefer the IBM logo done in Xenon atoms.
See also this Cool Slideshow

It's interesting to contemplate the things we were taught that are no longer true.
  • "Of course you can't see individual atoms, even with the most powerful microscope." (though some might claim we're pushing the definition of "see")
  • "a one-Farad capacitor would be huge."

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GorillazMiko

11 years ago

I'd carve the Instructables Robot and so much Instructables stuff on my hair...

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Keith-KidGorillazMiko

Reply 11 years ago

are you on something? Instructables this, instructables that....at first it was great. Then cheerful....then repetitive...

-are you high on instructables? Where do you stash it boy?!!!! Don't stutter! Out with it!

-uh...uh....It's...It's not mine!!....I was holding it for a friend! I swear!

lol

Of course I do not really mean this, for I too smok.......dri........inj..............i like Instructables too.