Thursday, January 3, 2008

Pop Goes the Nano-weasel

Ever wonder what happens when explosions occur at the tiniest fraction of a micron? Me too - apparently, it looks like a teeny-tiny nuclear fireball.

Check out what happens when you overload a CoFeB magnetic array, as Fanny Beron from the École Polytechnique de Montréal attempted. This micrograph won first prize at last year's "Science as Art" competition.

If you question why, you need your head examined. (Although the itty-bitty dice are way effing cool as well.) Ah. Fun with science again - thank you, Ghost of Mister Wizard!

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