X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover

by Range
Advertisement

While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a single grain of salt. If they were to do this, the title of this article would be called “4,000 pandas on a grain of salt.”

worlds_smallest_magazine_cover_1zoom in

The scientists from IBM Research carved a miniscule 11×14-micrometer image of a recent cover of National Geographic KIDS Magazine onto a polymer. The process they used is akin to 3D printing, but on a smaller scale. They used a heatable silicon tip that was 100,000 times smaller than the tip of a pencil point to chisel the image. While it certainly took years of development to create such a machine, the actual magazine cover was output in less than two minutes.

worlds_smallest_magazine_cover_detailzoom in

Be sure to watch the video below to see how the team created this incredibly tiny magazine cover:

It’s definitely interesting to see how small things can get. At least we’ll have stuff to read if we ever get shrunk down to this size.

[via Flickr and Reuters]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



King Krule: Tiny Desk Concert

King Krule: Tiny Desk Concert

Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

Vehroot Shelf Car Stereo

Vehroot Shelf Car Stereo

Advertisement
Alpha Romeo 4C Getting Big Updates for 2019

Alpha Romeo 4C Getting Big Updates for 2019

2018 Saleen S1 Rocks a 450hp Turbo-4 in a Svelte 2685 lb Package

2018 Saleen S1 Rocks a 450hp Turbo-4 in a Svelte 2685 lb Package

It’s a Rocket! It’s a Car! It’s the Corvette ZR1 Shooting Flames!

It’s a Rocket! It’s a Car! It’s the Corvette ZR1 Shooting Flames!