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Scientists Make Microscopic Bowl of Noodles

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Japanese scientists have made it more difficult to watch what you eat. They created a ramen bowl so small, it can only be seen with a microscope. The engineers carved the bowl out of microscopic nanotubes, and put a microscopic serving of noodles inside.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Japanese scientists have made it more difficult to watch what you eat. They created a ramen bowl so small, it can only be seen with a microscope. It's only one-thousandth of a millimeter in diameter. That's much thinner than a human hair. The engineers carved the bowl out of microscopic nanotubes and put a microscopic serving of noodles inside. Then they took a picture so you can feast your eyes on the tiny meal. It's MORNING EDITION.

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