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Scientists get whimsical

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Even scientists get bored and want to do something a little more creative with all the fancy equipment they have at hand.


German scientists celebrate Christmas

They created 'the world's smallest advent calendar' after work one night. Three students from the University of Regensburg's micro- and nanostructures group created the traditional 24-day calendar with images for the open doors dated December 1 through 6. The doors open to images that include a church, Santa Claus, a bell, stars, a snowman, and a candle. The stained glass windows in the church measure about 20 nanometres (twenty billionths of a metre). Meant for the group's Christmas greeting on their home page, the rectangular calendar measures 8.4 microns x 12.4 microns (8.4 millionths x 12.4 millionths of a metre) with 'Merry Christmas from nanonic' in German at the bottom.[1]



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Japanese scientists create a noodle bowl

Entered in a microphotography competition in May 2008, the world's smallest ramen in a bowl image was originally produced in December 2006. Professor Masayuki Nakao and his students of The Nakao Hamaguchi Lab at the University of Tokyo produced 'carbon nanotube ramen' in a microscopic bowl measuring one thousandth of a millimetre. "We believe it is the smallest ramen bowl with the smallest portion of noodles though they're not edible," Nakao said.[2]

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Jump back

Scientists play too


Jump points

Scientists eat junk food

Scientists get fashionable

Scientists get literary

Scientists get musical

Scientists get virtual

Scientists read comics, watch tv, and more


  1. Nanowerk News (Dec. 14, 2007) Nanotechnology specialists make world's smallest ever advent calendar. [Online news posting] (Accessed Dec. 17, 2007 from http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=3712.php)
  2. Physorg.com (May 29, 2008) Japanese scientists create microscopic noodle bowl. [Online article] (Accessed July 8, 2008 from http://www.physorg.com/news131288928.html)

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