Friday, June 18, 2010

Smallest Chess Set

From awesome robotics to the world's smallest chess set! Students at Texas Tech have won an award (for novel microelectromechanical systems) for their design of a chess board that measures no more than 435 micrometers by 435 micrometers, while each piece is about 50 micrometers or about half the width of a human hair. Quite amazing!

Hat tip to Alexandra Kosteniuk.

1 comment:

Denis Jessop said...

Now all they need is someone to teach fleas to play chess.