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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nanobliss

If you liked the Nano Journeys post from last week you'll probably dig this as well:

Nanobliss is a gallery of visualizations of small-scale structures of carbon nanotubes and silicon, created by John Hart and collaborators. The dimensions of these structures range from nanometers to millimeters. The visualizations and the underlying fabrication techniques are new media for art, science, and architecture; and for promoting popular awareness and education about nanomaterials and related technologies. Forms under development include museum/gallery exhibitions and laboratory experiments, and advertising and informational pieces in scientific and popular literature.
The little symbol (┬Ám) at the bottom right of the image above stands for micron, which is one millionth of a meter. Each of the Obama faces is made of approximately 150 million tiny carbon nanotubes; that's about how many Americans voted in the 2008 presidential election.

(hat tip: Intrepid Californio)

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