Look at this cute little snowman! I bet he won’t even melt and make me cry like the snowman from Jack Frost does.
This tiny fella is a wee three microns tall, around half the height of a red blood cell. Todd Simpson from the Western University Nanofabrication Facility in Ontario, Canada made it from three stacked .9-micron silica spheres, platinum arms and nose, and carved the eyes and mouth using an ion beam.
I wish I had platinum enough to make the arms and a nose for a snowman…
Courtesy: Western University Nanofabrication Facility, Ontario, Canada and Dr. Todd Simpson