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Attention Race Fans/The Gold Chip Course

03/27/2017 12:14 AM

This is pretty incredible when you stop to think about it.

I'll have to read it again to see if I really read it.

look out NASCAR

Rules of the Grand Prix

1) General regulations

The molecule-car of a registered team has at its disposal a runway prepared on a small portion of the (111) face of the same crystalline gold surface. The surface is maintained at a very low temperature that is 5 Kelvin = - 268°C (LT) in ultra-high vacuum that is 10-8 Pa or 10-10 mbar 10-10 Torr (UHV) for at least the duration of the competition. The race itself last no more than 2 days and 2 nights including the construction time needed to build up atom by atom the same identical runway for each competitor. The construction and the imaging of a given runway are obtained by a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT-UHV-STM) and certified by independent Track Commissioners before the starting of the race itself.

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Re: Attention Race Fans / The gold chip course

03/27/2017 3:31 AM

It sounds as though the message is four or five days early...

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Re: Attention Race Fans/The Gold Chip Course

03/27/2017 9:46 AM

Seems that way.. I'll be interested if they have any live coverage. I'd love to invite some friends over for this.

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