Scientists were able to pack the 308,428 words onto a surface smaller than a pinhead
Israeli scientists yesterday said they had created the world's smallest Hebrew Bible, fitting the book on to a gold-coated silicon chip smaller than a pinhead.
The scientists were able to pack the 308,428 words onto a surface smaller than a pinhead
Scientists at Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, were able to pack the 308,428 words of what Christians refer to as the Old Testament on to a 0.5mm square of silicon by etching its surface with particle beams.
"The Guinness Book of World Records has a Bible 50 times bigger," said Ohad Zohar, who directed the project. He said he now wanted to take pictures of the nano-Bible and blow it up to a seven-by-seven metre poster, which will make it "possible to read the entire bible with the naked eye".
The tiny Bible was developed as part of an educational drive to increase interest in nanoscience among teenagers.