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Nano Snowman

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:42 pm
by eric_marsh
The snowman is 10 ┬Ám across, 1/5th the width of a human hair.

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Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:39 pm
by alhilton
That is so cool.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:11 pm
by strawman
How long does he take to melt?

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:35 am
by TheJebi
Hmm, tiny tin beads would probably melt quick with some heat applied...

And yes, this is so "cool"... but if I had the ability to do this, I would make an army of tiny tin snow men soldiers, arm them with tiny ion beam guns, and set them loose to reek tiny havoc... but that's just me.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:25 pm
by strawman
Image

One cannot exist without the other.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:50 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
Alas: Urination is fatal to snowmen. Like the honeybee's sting, it is something they can only do once, suffering mortal injury in the doing. But at least our little friend can now do his final deed with dignity.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:47 pm
by ROU Killing Time
alhilton wrote:That is so cool.
Boo! Hiss!

/tosses a very tiny snowball at you...

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:49 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Mr. Tweedy wrote:Alas: Urination is fatal to snowmen. Like the honeybee's sting, it is something they can only do once, suffering mortal injury in the doing. But at least our little friend can now do his final deed with dignity.
Yes, but as far as the other primary means of elimination that all advanced lifeforms engage in, well at least we finally have solved the mystery of just how those automatic ice machines work...

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:52 am
by strawman
Frostini discovered the meaning of life by a process of elimination.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:27 am
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:Frostini discovered the meaning of life by a" process of elimination.
I'd meant to compliment you on the quote who chose from "FFA" that's a good one.

Re: Nano Snowman

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:49 am
by strawman
ROU Killing Time wrote: I'd meant to compliment you on the quote who chose from "FFA" that's a good one.
I'd meant to thank you for suggesting it. It's a great book.