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MOBIUS
15-11-2006, 12:43:54
MEC joins the record breakers

Cardiff’s Manufacturing Engineering Centre has found its way into this year's edition of Guinness World Records with a research breakthrough.

The University is listed under the entry for "smallest hole drilled."

As the records book explains, MEC scientists have developed machinery which can drill holes just 22 microns (0.022mm) in width, less than half the width of a human hair. The new technique uses a process called electro-discharge machining and will eventually enable improvements in the miniaturisation of electro-mechanical systems.

MEC director Professor Duc Truong Pham said: "Our ground-breaking research has appeared in publications all over the world, but Guinness World Records is a first for us. We are delighted to feature in one of the best-read books on the planet."

The MEC scientists are now busy trying to beat their own record, using new nanotechnology equipment. These include a Focussed Ion Beam which can create holes of 100 nanometers ( 0.0001 mm), or about 1/800th the width of a human hair.

Guinness World Records, formerly the The Guinness Book of World Records, is the world’s best-selling copyright book. Published in more than 100 countries in 37 languages, its total sales exceed 100million.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/newsevents/22647.html

For once I don't have a whole lot to say...:cute:

Drekkus
15-11-2006, 12:49:31
Holey shit!

The Mad Monk
16-11-2006, 08:21:56
Where did you dig that up?

Scabrous Birdseed
16-11-2006, 08:37:06
It seems to have sprung from his own University's website.

Gary
16-11-2006, 09:37:17
Bet the drill bit keeps breaking :(

King_Ghidra
16-11-2006, 16:13:20
Somehow i knew this thread wasn't going to be about Venom's anus

maroule
16-11-2006, 16:38:23
It could have been on a former spanish girlfriend of mine. Not a pleasing memory, when you're 19, could fuck a drunk elk, and end up with a virgin date that would explode if you tried to penetrate her with a spagetti

Funko
16-11-2006, 16:39:41
It was lucky she was going out with you really.

maroule
16-11-2006, 16:41:46
I've been receiving penis enlargement emails ever since

King_Ghidra
16-11-2006, 16:46:09
An old schoolfriend of my gf had to have surgery to have her hole widened, bizarrely enough.

I have to assume the surgery was a success because she got pregnant a few months after.

MOBIUS
16-11-2006, 16:56:22
Maybe the widening was in preparation for the baby?

Caligastia
16-11-2006, 17:23:29
World's smallest hole - Rosie O'Donnell's vagina.

Drekkus
17-11-2006, 11:54:37
Why is that small?

Caligastia
17-11-2006, 15:02:27
Ah, the mysteries of life.

MoSe
17-11-2006, 15:22:44
Originally posted by maroule
I've been receiving penis enlargement emails ever since

alas they only resulted in enlarging your mailbox?

Japher
21-11-2006, 00:51:22
22 microns is a good size for particulate removal, especially in a sterile environment... nice...