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Applied and engineering physics graduate students Philip Waggoner and Benjamin Cipriany discuss their design for the world's smallest trophy. The fingernail-sized trophy, presented to the winner of PhysicsCentral's 2008 Nanobowl, was built around a silicon chip on which, like Russian nesting dolls, football fields nest inside one another, the largest about 12 millimeters long and the smallest only 2 microns (millionths of a meter) long—something that can only be done with the electron-beam lithography capability of the Cornell NanoScale Facility. ... more fromChronicle Online