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mahy kro muh ter

  • n  a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
  • n  caliper for measuring small distances

  • A computer program creates a three-dimensional model of the envisioned structure and divides it into layers of up to 1 micrometer, or one thousandth of a millimeter.
  • Researchers led by Jean-Jacques Chaillout at France's Atomic Energy Commission found that a 25-micrometer-thick strip of piezoelectric material (the diameter of a thin strand of .
  • They take a photograph of the scene, then move certain figures a micrometer, then take another picture.
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  • Human brain cut into 7,400 slices, then reconstructed digitally in 3-D
    LONDON — Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then digitally reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.The so-called "Big Brain" project, which took a 65-year-old woman's brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometers thick, shows the brain's anatomy in microscopic detail, almost down to a cellular level ...
    June 22, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • What Does Human Brain Mapping Actually Tell Us?
    Google “brain” right now and you’ll find a mountain of news stories on a development known as the BigBrain project, which came out just yesterday: Researchers in Europe and Canada have just mapped the human brain with a precision that's so strikingly detailed, that it's unprecedented in humans – and it's in 3D. The team has devised a way to cut the brain into 20 micrometer-thick sections – far ...
    June 21, 2013 - Forbes

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