Periodic table engraved on a human hair

14 02 2011

Mendeleev would be proud... and confused

According to the University of Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, it seems that Professor Marty Poliakoff has had the periodic table engraved on one of the hairs from his head. Poliakoff is thought to be a well-known chemist and researcher at this University and, apparently, he was given the microscopic periodic chart as a birthday present, a rare gift even for a scientist. This periodic table is not expected to be the most practical, however it is a remarkable display of what nanotechnology can do.

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By Rosalía