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Boba Rhett
11-01-2003, 06:27 AM
Cornell researchers have built the world's smallest guitar, with strings 100 atoms thick that must be plucked with a laser beam. Still no cure for cancer. :D



http://www.news.cornell.edu/photos/nanomachines/nanogtr.GIF

The world's smallest guitar is 10 micrometers long -- about the size of a single cell -- with six strings each about 50 nanometers, or 100 atoms, wide. Made by Cornell University researchers from crystalline silicon, it demonstrates a new technology for a new generation of electromechanical devices

Linky (http://www.news.cornell.edu/science/July97/guitar.ltb.html)


That's just awesome. :D

edlib
11-01-2003, 09:04 AM
Dude! You could totally shred on that! :D

On second thought... how do you plug it in? Have they built a nano-amp stack to go with it?


Seems too me that some people have way too much time on thier hands to have access to such high-tech equipment.

Still, it's cool...

Boba Rhett
11-01-2003, 09:10 AM
True that. :D My brother spent hours this summer using his depressurization chamber to puff up marshmallows.

legameboy
11-01-2003, 01:15 PM
Awesome. That is pretty cool. :D

Sivy
11-01-2003, 01:16 PM
wow, and that was 6 years ago.

Sherack Nhar
11-01-2003, 02:45 PM
Pfft... I'll be impressed when they make a tuba of that size! :cool:

Eets
11-01-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
My brother spent hours this summer using his depressurization chamber to puff up marshmallows.

Now THAT is a noble cause! :eek:

Hats off to chase, gentlemen!

Boba Rhett
11-02-2003, 04:47 AM
You really think Chase has a depressurization chamber, eets? :p

Todd!

Darth Groovy
11-02-2003, 06:56 AM
I'd personally like to see Jimmy Page plug that sucker into a Fender amp, and play a sold out arena with that bad boy...

Jared
11-02-2003, 07:36 AM
ok...well...we can make microscopic guitars, but, alas, still no cure for aids. Or any virus for that matter.
I think we need to get our priorities straight.
I wonder how many millions of dollars it took to make that little thing?
tsk..tsk...tsk.

http://www.hamncheez.com/download.phpflash=endoftheworld.swf
that is our future.

legameboy
11-02-2003, 03:33 PM
Haha, I've seen that TK-421, classic none the less. :D

Sherack Nhar
11-02-2003, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
I'm suprised that people even trust me with the clothes on my back. Quoted. *points to sig*

Darth Homer
11-02-2003, 08:38 PM
*holds up fingers*

This is the world's smallest guitar playing a sad song just for you....no, really, IT IS!!

Where's Havoc when you need a good pun...

Sam Fisher
11-02-2003, 10:30 PM
Well, I want a clip of it playing ;P

Billy Shears
11-04-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Cornell researchers have built the world's smallest guitar, with strings 100 atoms thick that must be plucked with a laser beam.

A laser beam? A frickin laser beam, Mr. Bigglesworth????