Scientists create nano-Bible


Technion researchers have put a full version of the Hebrew Bible on an area the size of a grain of sugar.


According to a statement from the Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology, located in Haifa, the nano-Bible, written in Hebrew with vowel points and placed in an area of o.5 square millimeters, was written as part of an educational program developed by the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute to increase young people’s interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology.


The nano-Bible project is part of an educational program that asks “How small can the Bible be?” The idea to write the entire Bible on an area smaller than a pinhead was conceived of by Prof. Uri Sivan, head of the Nanotechnology Institute.


The 300,000 Hebrew words were written on a silicon surface using a focused ion beam.

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