08/09/2013 09:55 am ET

Micro Mona Lisa: Georgia Tech Students' Recreation Is Smaller Than A Human Hair

Squinting won't be enough to see this masterpiece.

Students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have recreated the Mona Lisa, but you'll need a microscope to view it. The mini redo of Leonardo Da Vinci's 1517 painting is a third of the width of a human hair.

So why did G-Tech make Mona micro? It wasn't simply for kicks. The university says it was part of a longer-term goal of making other applications, including microscopic electronics.

Check out the video above.


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