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Librarian of micro learning to read
High art, too, should be attributed to the high technology. Information technology is not only cutting-edge mobile platforms , but also half-forgotten paper-based information. In the library of the University of Iowa holds more than 4 thousand miniature old-fashioned paper books. The smallest of them a thickness of only one millimeter and is a 3.45-mm square. And now scientists have only found a way to read the text of these volumes, thanks to a new microscope created by them.
Until now it was impossible to read them. The content is only intended. For example, a golden cross on the cover points to the fact that the reader the Bible. Librarian Colin Theissen (Colleen Theisen) placed this collection in social networks Tumblr and Facebook. And the library was asked to use the new microscope.
With it failed to read the name of the publishing company: Toppan Printing Co., LTD. In other words, the text can somehow make out, despite the fact that the fragile pages affected by previous attempts to dismantle printed.
Both sold in New York in 1965, the book contains the first chapter of the biblical book of Genesis in the English translation known as “the King James translation» (King James Version). These volumes were positioned as the smallest books in the history of human civilization. They are much smaller than today’s smartphones, which tend to increase in size, in spite of all the efforts of developers .
According to the materials gizmodo.com
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