• 'Olympic Rings' molecule picture released.
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[img]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/60484000/jpg/_60484183_60484182.jpg[/img] 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: [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18206015[/url] Now that, that is win.
So, what is it used for? Doping?
[QUOTE=Bloodclaw;36106652]So, what is it used for? Doping?[/QUOTE] It can be used to create pure liquid athleticism and patriotism.
Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?
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.
[QUOTE=Keeshond v2;36106813]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.[/QUOTE] The one you refer to was similar but it was not shaped like the Olympic rings
[QUOTE=JCDentonUNATCO;36106674]Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?[/QUOTE] Probably the eyes trying to getting a sharp picture of it all the time.
It would be cool to have a job making fancy shapes out of molecules.
[QUOTE=JCDentonUNATCO;36106674]Does that picture hurt anyone else's eyes?[/QUOTE] Memetic hazard tag and contain
You could use that in your next gadget, Bond.
Is Britain going to place thousands of armed antibodies and microbe-SAMs around each one?
Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before!
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107763]Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before![/QUOTE] GET IN THE SPIRIT DWEEB
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107763]Wow, great job, guys! You successfully managed to create a polycyclic aromatic compound! Because, y'know, that's never, ever been done before![/QUOTE] whos dis nerd
Ancient aliens.
[QUOTE=ThisIsTheOne;36107902]whos dis nerd[/QUOTE] Who's this idiot?
Looks more like a honey comb.
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107975]Who's this idiot?[/QUOTE] Why are you pissed.
I always love these photographs. [QUOTE=sltungle;36107975]Who's this idiot?[/QUOTE] Someone's jimmies sure are rustled.
I just love it when they do this. Remember the world's tiniest pure silicon violin they made a while back?
[QUOTE=Zambies!;36108057]Why are you pissed.[/QUOTE] He is just mad at us beings of lower intelligence :v:
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107975]Who's this idiot?[/QUOTE] 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?
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107763]I hate fun and interesting things![/QUOTE] Jesus Christ who rammed the stick up your ass and pushed you out of the wrong side of the bed?
[QUOTE=sltungle;36107975]Who's this idiot?[/QUOTE] reference to autism/aspergers syndrome
what if when we finally get perfect detail for these kinds of pictures, we discover that atoms are all hot pink in color
[QUOTE=salty peanut v2;36109199]what if when we finally get perfect detail for these kinds of pictures, we discover that atoms are all hot pink in color[/QUOTE] If only atoms weren't smaller than the wavelengths of visible light :v:
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