1. Post #1
    007JamesBond007's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Researchers have succeeded in taking a stunning image of a newly synthesised molecule called olympicene.

    The molecule - just over a billionth of a metre across - gets its name because its five linked rings resemble the Olympic symbol.

    It was first made by collaborators at the University of Warwick in the UK.

    They teamed up with IBM researchers, who in 2009 pioneered the technique of single-molecule imaging with its non-contact atomic force microscopy.

    The team, based at IBM Research Zurich, announced its first success with a molecule called pentacene, five linked hexagonal rings of carbon all in a line.

    But it was Professor Sir Graham Richards, former head of Oxford University's chemistry department and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) council, who first conceived of the idea to create a more Olympic-themed molecule along the same lines.

    University of Warwick researchers Anish Mistry and David Fox undertook the task of developing a chemical recipe for the molecule, and took preliminary images of it using a technique called scanning tunnelling microscopy.

    But no approach gives such detailed images of single molecules as non-contact atomic force microscopy, in which a single, even tinier molecule of carbon monoxide is used as a kind of record needle to probe the grooves of molecules with unprecedented resolution.


    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18206015

    Now that, that is win.
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  2. Post #2
    Bloodclaw's Avatar
    June 2008
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    So, what is it used for? Doping?
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  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    February 2007
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    So, what is it used for? Doping?
    It can be used to create pure liquid athleticism and patriotism.
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    JCDentonUNATCO's Avatar
    November 2010
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    Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?
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  5. Post #5
    erryday i'm hustlin
    Keeshond v2's Avatar
    April 2010
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    BBC says it's fresh but I swear I've seen that image before in a similar article regarding the first ever true photo of a molecule.
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    There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning
    dedo678's Avatar
    November 2006
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    BBC says it's fresh but I swear I've seen that image before in a similar article regarding the first ever true photo of a molecule.
    The one you refer to was similar but it was not shaped like the Olympic rings
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  7. Post #7
    scratch (nl)'s Avatar
    January 2010
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    Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?
    Probably the eyes trying to getting a sharp picture of it all the time.
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    "You should see my penis, it puts a wookie to shame. its like a fucking front tail."
    Dysgalt's Avatar
    January 2010
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    It would be cool to have a job making fancy shapes out of molecules.
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    Dennab
    February 2007
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    Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?
    Memetic hazard tag and contain
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    EzioAuditore's Avatar
    November 2010
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    You could use that in your next gadget, Bond.

  11. Post #11
    Is Britain going to place thousands of armed antibodies and microbe-SAMs around each one?

  12. Post #12
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    December 2007
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    Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before!
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    July 2008
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    Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before!
    GET IN THE SPIRIT DWEEB

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    July 2011
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    Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before!
    whos dis nerd

  15. Post #15
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    July 2007
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    Ancient aliens.
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    December 2007
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    whos dis nerd
    Who's this idiot?
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    The Maestro's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Looks more like a honey comb.
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  18. Post #18
    Zambies!'s Avatar
    August 2009
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    Who's this idiot?
    Why are you pissed.
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    September 2005
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    I always love these photographs.

    Who's this idiot?
    Someone's jimmies sure are rustled.
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    Naaz's Avatar
    January 2012
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    I just love it when they do this.
    Remember the world's tiniest pure silicon violin they made a while back?

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    Why are you pissed.
    He is just mad at us beings of lower intelligence
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  22. Post #22
    ultimate poster
    Itachi_Crow's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Who's this idiot?
    wow dude chill your shit

    ok so they did a thing that's been done before

    why are you so uptight, maybe u need 2 take a break from all that science and get laid?
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    April 2009
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    I hate fun and interesting things!
    Jesus Christ who rammed the stick up your ass and pushed you out of the wrong side of the bed?

  24. Post #24
    There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.
    Lambda 217's Avatar
    March 2008
    4,557 Posts
    Who's this idiot?
    reference to autism/aspergers syndrome
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  25. Post #25
    what if when we finally get perfect detail for these kinds of pictures, we discover that atoms are all hot pink in color
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    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
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    what if when we finally get perfect detail for these kinds of pictures, we discover that atoms are all hot pink in color
    If only atoms weren't smaller than the wavelengths of visible light