To be honest, I’m waffling between ‘Wicked cool!’ and ‘Someone has waaaayyyyy too much time on their hands.”

Enterprise NCC-1701DWhat you’re looking at is a 1 BILLIONTH (that’s 1,000,000,000) scale of the Enterprise NCC-1701D submitted to the The 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest by Takayuki Hoshino & Shinji Matsui of the Himeji Institute of Technology.  They used a 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD and phenanthrene gas to build the model.

Yeah, I have no idea what that is either.  It’s still cool though.

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