August 29, 2009

Molecule.

Seen.

16 comments:

fivewheels said...

Is this a stray "Me blog" post?

I do hate the expression "million times smaller than". Just say it right, "one millionth the size of". It's so easy.

rhhardin said...

The thickness of a human hair was not mentioned.

Alex said...

How much smaller then a Titus pubic hair? Curious minds need to know.

Bruce Hayden said...

Neat stuff.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Shouldn't that be SeenSeenSeenSeenSeen?

knox said...

million times smaller than

Reminds me of all those "Megabuilders" type shows. The size of everything is given in terms of football fields. i.e. "This airforce hangar is equivalent to sixty five football fields layed end-to-end..." like that means anything to girls.

knox said...

laid

knox said...

... or, in terms of circling the earth. i.e. "You'd have to circle the globe six-pojnt-five times to equal the length of the cables of this oil rig." Oh, okay.

chickenlittle said...

It looks all blurry, but it's incredible for what it is.

Pentacene and benzene have long been been sharper in the mind's eye of the chemist, but we forget that the image followed centuries of toil and imagination, along with insight from one specific dream.

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Bissage said...

Headline: Single molecule, one million times smaller than a grain of sand, pictured for first time

A molecule here, a molecule there, and pretty soon you’re talking real beach.

bagoh20 said...

Kewl. Now I have seen everything.

I know I'm not the only geek in here that's been waiting for this since he was a kid.

I was expecting a miniature solar system with tiny people with tiny little nuclear weapons, but maybe next year.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

"This airforce hangar is equivalent to sixty five football fields layed end-to-end..." like that means anything to girls.

It means something to girls who were in marching band.

Methadras said...

That is so cool. Discovering the inner workings of reality always get me excited.

Deb said...

Ha, ha, Laura! What was it - 8 steps per 5 yard line?

traditionalguy said...

At last the people from Missouri can believe in Chemestry.

blake said...

That is truly awesome.