Nano in Measure but Great in Value

Sometimes the most important and impressive things are invisible to the naked eye, but we all know that they are real and true.This is the world’s smallest Nativity Scene; and although you cannot see it with your naked eye, it is real and it is here.
In this picture you can see an exact replica of the Nativity Scene at Cathedral Square, which has been reduced to nanoscale dimensions, making it invisible to the human eye. In this nanoscale, Baby Jesus is smaller than the a human cell!

So a team of scientists from Vilnius have made something that is invisible to the naked eye: a Christmas Nativity Scene that is smaller than a human cell. The project, nicknamed #nanojesus, has been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records as the World‘s smallest-ever Nativity Scene. Furthermore, the project has also become a special Christmas gift from the President of Lithuania to Pope Francis.
The idea was implemented by the joint team of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and LinkMenų Factory together with the Vilnius University Laser Research Center and the private companies Femtika and Idea 3D. The production of a nano-nativity scene took three months. VGTU students and researchers together private sector companies have joined three technological processes: 3D scanning, 3D modeling and 3D laser nano printing. Lastly, the Nativity Scene that is displayed at the Cathedral Square was reduced by 10,000 times and fitted into the area of human cell size. The project’s organizational partners are the Vilnius Archbishopric, Go Vilnius, Invest Lithuania. In total, five copies of the nano-mast have been made.
Lithuania is one of the leaders in laser technologies in the world. This extraordinary project sends a message about the opportunities and achievements of the Lithuanian scientists and high technology market as well as the harmonious Vilnius city academic and cultural spirit. Vilnius is both a spiritually and technologically open city.
The world’s smallest Nativity Scene has just been submitted for review to a panel of judges from the Guinness World Records to be considered as the smallest-ever Nativity Scene.
Source: Bored Panda, NanoJesus

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