Scientists inscribe entire Bible onto pinhead

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Engadget.

    er, that's great fellas :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Damn. I don't understand Hebrew so I wouldn't be able to read it.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Anyone think they have too much time on their hands?
     
  4. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Now perhaps they could do us a favour by losing it in a haystack...
     
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    I suppose this beats the angels on a pinhead problem...:p

    It's amazing what nano technology will be able to do very soon. Great stuff.
     
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    While this is cool, does anyone else find this ironic?
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Guess I had better go and buy some new reading glasses... ;) :D
     

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    Talk about portable. I can imagine the people on the train wondering why I'm staring at my finger tip for hours on end.
     
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    Did they inscribe the entire Harry Potter series on a booger? :p
     
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    At work I used to laser inscribe numbers on the girdle (the thin edge where the top and bottom edges meet) of diamonds. We can go so small you can't see it under a 30x microscope. I can't even imagine how small this has got to be!
     
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    Perhaps that was their intention! :p
     
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    and money....

    cancer still kills people, but bible on a pin head? SORTED :confused:
     
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    Wow, even that is incredibly tiny. That must have taken precision and careful attention to detail to inscribe something so small klymr. :)
     
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    I've just finished reading it and they made a mistake on page 127 :mad::p
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You must be quite the speed reader to have finished the entire Bible already. :p ;)


    I guess whiteout won't work in this case... ;) :D
     
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    They put the Bible on a pinhead? were they trying to give it a point?
     
  19. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a

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    It's just the old testament... :cool:
     
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    Hah!:cool:

    Now that I found brilliant.
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, that is still a good read in a short period of time! :p :D :)
     
  22. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Well, a computer and a laser do most of the work, but I set it all up and hit the go button. We inscribe at about 100 microns, which you can see without a microscope, but it's just a black streak on the girdle. We have to coat the diamond in a special fluid before inscribing, and once we wash that off you can't tell where the work was done until you place it under a loupe or microscope.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, that sounds like a pretty amazing process to watch. :)
     
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    :)

    Thank You!
     

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