The scientists from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, have created “micronium” a tiny musical instrument made up of microscopic springs activated by combs to produce an audible tone.
Half a dozen tone systems are placed on a chip and then these chips are combined to offer an orchestral range of sounds. The array of chips was hooked up to a computer and placed under a microscope, which then projected an image of the “strings” being plucked onto a screen for an audience to see.
After playing through an original composition for the micronium called, ‘Impromptu No. 1 for Micronium,’ the tiny instrument played one of the most recognizable melodies in the world: ‘Super Mario Bros.’ theme. The “micronium” is the first musical instrument to measure only micrometers across and be audible to humans.
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