Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 23, 2012

Factoid #24: Wee Machines

Factoid #24:

MEMS stands for microelectromechanical systems. These tiny machines can be as small as about 20 millionths of a meter.

NEMS stands for nanoelectromechanical systems. Now, we’re talking about devices on the order of a billionth of a meter in size.



  1. you share more information in a few words than anyone I know.

    • Thank you so much, Louise. Practicing tight writing was one of the reasons I made this a picoblog instead of a regular blog. Thank you again for the lovely compliment, Ashley

  2. I just can’t even imagine machines that small. It’s definitely a wonderful world we live in. Thanks for all the cool info you post. 🙂

    • You’re so welcome, Rhonda. I absolutely love sharing it. Cheers, Ashley

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