What Time Is It Really?
German researchers have turned an optical tweezers device into the worlds first “nano-ear”… capable of detecting sounds six orders of magnitude below the threshold of human hearing. Using an optically trapped gold nanoparticles their listening device, the team says they can now detect sounds made at the bacterial level or use their device to tune (or perhaps to test)? the minuscule MEMS machines of the future.
It is said to have taken 5 years to accomplish what use to take 20 yrs, 1 yr to accomplish what use to take 5 yrs, can you imagine what we can achieve within the next 6 months.