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By JACOB DEMMITT
The Roanoke Times 

Tech startup hopes to turn NASA funding into big business

 

August 16, 2019



FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A handful of micro assemblers spend their days peering through microscopes on the second floor of a nondescript downtown office building, tweezers in hand as they piece together components small enough to rest on the tip of a pencil.

There's a delicate diamond wafer that's the width of a sheet of paper and cones that are difficult to see with the naked eye. All the components are put together inside an ice cube-sized metal case, and sell for $1,500 to $3,600.

Micro Harmonics invented the device and is working on others with the help of $1.75 million in NASA grants.

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