Micro-Photonics constructed a model
of the Sydney Opera House. Its dimensions are 64 x 38 x 41 micrometers,
(yes, I know; not nano, but cool, anyway). It was built from a hybrid
material of glass and polymer. The opera house joins the White House,
Bull, the nanosax,
and, of course, it all started with this
IBM image. And you can't forget Venture Capital firm Draper Fisher
Jurvetson's infamous hoax, the NanoCar.
What does any of this do to advance the science of nanotechnology?
Probably very little. But when it comes to attracting the interest of
the general public, you know what they say about that picture/word
ratio. The micro opera house was among Yahoo News' most
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