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MIT can shrink 3D objects down to nanoscale versions

by Jon Fingas, engadget

It could be useful for tiny parts in robotics, medicine and beyond.

It’s difficult to create nanoscale 3D objects. The techniques either tend to be slow (such as stacking layers of 2D etchings) or are limited to specific materials and shapes. MIT researchers might have a better way — they’ve devised a technique for making nanoscale versions of 3D objects using a wide variety of materials and shapes. The team ultimately reversed a process for imaging brain tissue, whittling a relatively large object down to a creation one thousandth its original size.

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