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Sunday 20 December 2009

Ain't 'science' wonderful? And Season's Greetings to you, too!

To continue the seasonal theme of my last post (and the kiddies have demolished an earlier snowman which they had built on the cricket pitch in front of me earlier and are currently in the process of rolling more 'components' presumably to make another), this is how some scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (romatntically located in, of all places, Teddington, for devotees of the BBC Radio 4 I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue programme) are choosing both to celebrate Christmas and to demonstrate their technical prowess:

- here is a short video-clip of how the above very small (microscopic in fact- 10 µm across - think "1/5th the width of a human hair") image was created:

(thru the US-based, but in many way still emotionally attached to the UK, blogger Andrew Sullivan)

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