Physicists make tiny model of Star Trek's USS Voyager that's smaller than a human hair

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Interesting that they would choose Voyager. A clear generational shift in scientists.

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Huh, Q never thought of that in “Death Wish.” Let’s hope physicists are also making progress developing biofilters, shields, and a tiny model with working phasers. :vulcan_salute:t4:

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I was going to say “I assume they went with this ship because it’s the only one in the franchise that was once shrunk to microscopic size.”

And of course also briefly disguised as a Christmas Tree ornament.

ornament

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They did it in DS9 as well. And probably other episodes that I can’t remember.

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It immediately shot forward with such great force that it just… disappeared.

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Or maybe this was just easier to print because it’s, topologically speaking, closer to cylindrical than, say, Enterprise D.

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Considering they also printed a tiny tugboat (and no, unfortunately I don’t mean Tugboat the dog) this probably wasn’t an issue.

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Good point–I hadn’t seen the others. That tugboat is seriously impressive, though I guess it’s about twice the size of the Voyager.

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Now in my headcanon, 24th century tugboats are twice the size of starships.

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Missed that one!

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A sub-microscopic ship will necessarily be crewed by nano-scopic humans engaging in infinitesimal sex but what would physicists know about that? It’s biology.

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Is that Boaty μcBoatface?

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This has got me thinking about other items they might try to print at the same scale. How bout Deep Space 9? Or Earth, for that matter? Going yo other franchises, I’m guessing the same scale of Death Star might be doable…

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What a FANTASTIC VOYAGEr!

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