“We believe it's the world's smallest ramen bowl, with the smallest portion of noodles inside, though they are not edible.”-Mechanical engineering professor Masayuki Nakao of the University of Tokyo, describing the microscopic (literally) noodle bowl — diameter: 1/25,000th of an inch — he and his students developed as part of a nanotube processing project, or perhaps as a foodservice option for the crew from Fantastic Voyage. (from the Associated Press, May 29, 2008)

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