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Israelis Create Bible Smaller Than a Pinhead on a Chip

world's smallest BibleIsraeli 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.

Source: Afp
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