Dear MEL Topic Readers,
MIT invents method to shrink objects to nanoscale using basic lab equipment
Shrinking humans and objects to nanoscale have only be seen in movies. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a new method that shrinks objects to as small as one-thousandth of the original size.
Nanotechnology develops and produces extremely small tools and machines by controlling the arrangement of separate atoms. Such technology can be applied in science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics material science, and engineering. For example, mobile phone manufactures may one day use this technology to shrink conventional microchips, instead of developing complex and expensive Nano-size chips, to produce lighter and smaller phones with more features economically. What is remarkable about this newly announced shrinking technology is that unlike other methods, it requires neither sterile rooms or toxic materials. This could mean that you may use it at school or at home.
Enjoy reading and think what you would like to shrink if you had a home-use shrinking machine.