[ExI] Yesterday's Mashed Potatoes

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 11:42:56 UTC 2008

On Monday 21 April 2008, ablainey at aol.com wrote:
> By STM, I mean scanning tunnelling microscope, which as memory serves
> can be used to pick up individual atoms and move them. I believe that
> is what was used for the IBM logo many years ago. So the process
> would be atom by atom. I may be mixing up my microscope names, but I
> know we have such a doodad today.

That's correct, and you can construct your very own STM for $100 at 
home. Seriously. http://heybryan.org/instrumentation/instru.html

However, that still doesn't explain how you are going to get 
those 'perfect' cross-sections of the human body.

- Bryan

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