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London Free Press: Western University creates world’s smallest snowman

1297910567387_original nanofabrication, NanoFab Lab, Western University, world's smallest snowman, snowman, technologyForget about the Abominable Snowman.

Researchers at Western University have created what they’re calling the world’s smallest snowman.

Measuring less than three microns tall, this Frosty is way smaller than a strand of human hair, which is 75 microns across.

To put the creation’s size in perspective, large bacteria can be up to three microns large.

Researchers at Western’s Nanofabrication Facility, known as the NanoFab, fabricated the snowman from three 0.9 micron silica spheres stacked using electron beam lithography.

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