The LSPM (Lego Scanning Probe Microscope ) team's goal is to teach a wide audience the underlying principles driving the world-wide interest in nanotechnology by creating FLASH animations geared toward all ages and illustrating how a scanning probe microscope can be used to study objects at the nanometer scale. This animation is part of a museum exhibit developed for Children's Museums. For more information about this exhibit please visit the Lego SPM website.
What could a stadium-sized bowl of peanuts, a shrinking elephant, and a crazed hockey player have to do with nanoscience? These are just some of the goofy excursions that await you in this irreverant, madcap, comically corny romp into the real-life quest to create the smallest magnet ever known.