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February 25, 2012

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1330214345 ) Play

How did these two “make money”?

 

Cracked by: Rogi , Manish Achuth , rickde , shrik , rohanquizzer , Ananth , Sumanth Patlolla , badideabear , jowens , raklodramA and Bharath

Answer:
Feynman set out two challenges during his “Plenty of room at the bottom series”, one to create a micromotor and one to inscribe a book page on a small surface. These two were claimed by William Mclellan and Thomas Newman, respectively.

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11 Responses to “Rock out on the bongo drums.”

  1. Rogi
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    By meeting miniaturization criteria set out in challenges by Richard Feynman.


  2. Manish Achuth
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    Nanotech motor by William McLellan and Tale of two cities by Thomas Newman. Winners of the $1000 prize by Richard Feynman.


  3. rickde
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    These were the replies to the challenges given by R P Feynman
    both got $1000 from Feynman

    1st is a miniature motor 1/64th-inch cube in size
    2nd is 1/25,000 linear scale copy of first page of ‘A Tale of two Cities’, readable by an electron microscope.


  4. shrik
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    They won the challenges posed by Richard Feynman in his “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” nano-tech lecture.


  5. Richard Feynman offered two challenges relating to nanotechnology offering a prize to the first person to solve them. The first was to build a working electric motor that would fit inside a cube 1/64 inches on each side. This was achieved by William McLellan. The second was to compress the first page of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities done by Tom Newman.


  6. Ananth
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    Feynman’s challenges
    – a motor that is < 1/64th of an inch.
    – encyclopedia britannica on a pin head. Worth $1000.


  7. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Richard Feynman offered a $1000 prize to the first person to solve each of the below challenges:

    1. William McLellan built a working electric motor that would fit inside a cube 1/64 inches on each side.

    2. Tom Newman wrote the first page of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, on the head of a pin(surface area 25,000 times smaller than its standard print) with a beam of electrons.


  8. badideabear
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    1. “Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman offered a prize of $1000 to anyone who could build an electrical motor small enough to fit in a box 1/64 of an inch square.” William McLellan built such a micro-motor.
    2. Feynman “offered $1000 to the first person who could reduce the page of a book to 1/25,000 linear scale, readable by an electron microscope.” This was won by Thomas H. Newman, who shrunk a page from Tale of Two Cities.


  9. jowens
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    Richard Feynman offered monetary prizes for a sufficiently small motor and sufficiently small writing. Both were awarded; the projects represented by these pix were the winners.


  10. Feynman pays up

    The micromotor, constructed by William McLellan.
    The tiny print prize took 25 years to materialize and was finally awarded in November 1985 to a Stanford grad student named Thomas H. Newman.

    Feynman in 1959 offered $1000 to the first person who could reduce the page of a book to 1/25,000 linear scale, readable by an electron microscope. He also offered the same amount to the first person to build a miniature motor no bigger than 1/64th-inch cube.


  11. Bharath
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    Feynman offered $1000 prizes for two of his challenges in nanotechnology when he delivered his famous lecture titled ” There’s plenty of the room at the bottom”, claimed by William McLellan for his micro motor and Tom Newman, for printing the first page of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities.


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