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NOV
30
4 YEARS

World's smallest 'Star Trek' Enterprise (pic)

Two Japanese scientists have constructed a model of the USS Enterprise at one-billionth scale.

The award-winning model, dubbed "Nano Trek," is so small, it can only be seen with an electron microscope. The model was constructed with a focused ion beam using phenanthrene gas, a process called "chemical vapor deposition." The ship is 8.8 micometers in length.

Nothing quite like taking the world's most advanced nanotechnology and using it to express classic sci-fi geekdom.

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