President Shimon Peres will present Pope Benedict XVI on Monday with a unique gift that requires an electron microscope to appreciate: the text of the Jewish Bible in vowelled Hebrew inscribed on a nanotechnology particle about the size of a grain of sand.
The 0.5-square-millimeter particle - much smaller than a pinhead - was prepared at Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Russell Berry Nanotechnology Institute, and was the brainchild of institute director Prof. Uri Sivan.
The nano-Bible was set on a transparent base only one centimeter high, accompanied by Hebrew and English text explaining how it was produced.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Pope's New Nano-Bible
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