This Ramen Bowl is Too Small!

I missed this last week, but scientists in Japan have created a noodle bowl with a diameter of 1/25,000 of an inch (0.001016 mm). Unfortunately this won’t a useful amount of ramen, but the picture is certainly cool.

Mechanical engineering professor Masayuki Nakao said Thursday he and his students at the University of Tokyo used a carbon-based material to produce a noodle bowl with a diameter 1/25,000 of an inch in a project aimed at developing nanotube-processing technology.

The ramen bowl experiment included a string of “noodles” that measured one-12,500th of an inch in length, with a thickness of one-1.25 millionth of an inch.