Israelis Create Bible Smaller Than a Pinhead on a Chip
Israeli scientists said on Tuesday they have created the world's smallest Bible, fitting a Hebrew-language version of the holy book on a gold-coated silicon chip smaller than a pinhead.
Researchers from Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, were able to pack the 308,428-word Hebrew Bible -- known to most as the Old Testament -- on a 0.5 millimetre square, Ohad Zohar, who directed the project, told AFP.
"This is the world's tiniest Bible," Zohar said. "The Guinness Book of World Records has a Bible 50 times bigger."
The scientists managed their feat by sending focused beams of tiny particles, called gallium ions, onto the surface of the silicon chip.
"By sending a particle beam towards various points on the substrate, we can etch any pattern of points, especially one that represents text," said Zohar, a physics doctoral student.
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