Nanoscale snowman


20 Responses to “Nanoscale snowman”

  1. hhype says:

    Thank you, jere7my, for pointing out that “nano” doesn’t apply here. Using the criteria here, I am a nanoscale person, I just happen to be 1.8 billion nm tall. I remember when everything tiny didn’t have nano tacked onto it. Michael Smith , perhaps on mercury you could get tin snowfall.

    • AnthonyC says:

      “perhaps on mercury you could get tin snowfall”

      There was a report a few months ago about an exoplanet so hot it rained rock.

  2. MadMolecule says:

    If there were a print-quality version of this available, I’d totally make it my Christmas card.

  3. cmacis says:

    And the cost to the lab was…

  4. misterjuju says:

    Now, make one Calvin & Hobbs style ;)

  5. joeposts says:

    It’s so cute. Just look at it!

  6. jere7my says:

    Isn’t this a microscale snowman, Dr. O? The smallest thing on there is almost a thousand nm across.

  7. Bazilisk says:

    Can somebody with more knowledge of microscopic things than I, compare this to the size of something else- compared to the size of an animal cell, or a virus, or bacterium or something?

  8. benjamin_sachs says:

    I for one welcome our new nanoscale snowman overlords.

  9. Michael Smith says:

    But its not made of snow.

  10. sf says:

    Sure beats finding a cancer cure.

  11. LeFunk says:

    Cute! I would not not be afraid of grey goo if it would consist of these fellas.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Um… wouldn’t this in fact be a tin man?

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