Is it possible to print an entire book on the head of a pin ? ??

You might be surprised to hear? anyone ask you such a question,isn’t it ? ? But there are scientists who have tried hard ? to print pages of a book on the head of a pin ! ?

Let us consider a well know fact that the Encyclopedia Britannica  ? book consists of 32,640 pages  ? in its 15th edition as of year 2010 and it consists of  24 volumes ?.So I would like to ask you a question……


Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica on the head of a pin or needle?

Answer :

The head of a pin is about a sixteenth of an inch ? If you magnify it by 25,000 times ? then the area of the head of the pin is equal to the area of all the pages of the Encyclopedia Brittanica ?? Therefore, all it is necessary to do is to reduce in size all the content in the Encyclopedia by 25,000 times ?.But Is that possible????


It took 26 years for someone to prove that it is possible ??. A Stanford University ? student wrote the first page of Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities” on the head of a pin ? The image shown above is a part of that single page(1985).So YES it possible to print 32,640 pages on the head of a pin !?

Do you still think that the Goals in your life are too hard to be achieved by you ?

Just think about the possibility that arises ? when you are able to make an entire encyclopedia ? into the size of a pin !?

This gave birth to a whole new form of science ?called as Nanotechnology.?

Nanotechnology is the branch of science which deals with the manipulation? and functioning ? within the scale of nano meter (a nano metre is about 1 billionth of a metre ).


“I want to build a billion tiny factories, models of each other, which are manufacturing simultaneously… The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom. It is not an attempt to violate any laws; it is something, in principle, that can be done; but in practice, it has not been done because we are too big.”

  • Richard Feymann,Theoretical physicist


Scientists are currently building computers ?, mobiles?, etc with the help of new added features in minimum available space ! ? This can make the entire computational device to fit in your finger tip ! ☝

The image shown above gives you a brief idea about how technology will look (smaller) in a few decades. ?

Scientists have also build a test robot ? which could go through ?  your mouth and to your stomach to heal any kinds of ailments !! ?? If you want to read more about this robot then please visit the link below. ?


Derick Soans
He is an Aspiring Entrepreneur from Mumbai, India. He is also a Speaker, Blogger and an Electrical Engineer. He blogs about Technology, Employability and Psychology at classbunker and aims at encouraging people to find their life’s purpose via blogging.

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