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A fly Fly

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A fly Fly

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John_Stone Report This Comment
Date: April 03, 2006 04:46PM


March 28, 2006—
An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of "designer" lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly's 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head.

Micreon, based in Hannover, Germany (see map), created the fly's eyewear using ultrafast laser micro-machining. The firm notes on its Web site that the process can create objects with high precision at scales of less than a thousandth of a millimeter.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 03, 2006 06:37PM

fascinating... although a whimsical application of the technology, it certainly demonstrates what might be done for "real" purpose and benefit...
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: April 03, 2006 07:08PM

dayamn... that's fuckin' crazy
Temuchin Report This Comment
Date: April 03, 2006 07:54PM

The same image could be made with a bootleg copy of photoshop for free
gruff Report This Comment
Date: April 04, 2006 12:41AM

What's next? Waistcoats on koalas?
zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: April 04, 2006 07:46AM

nose-rings for gnats