The big ideas about the tiniest science

In the almost windowless fabrication laboratory on the University of Washington campus, research engineer Richard Bojko is building structures on the molecular scale that may help revolutionize the gadgets we use in our everyday lives.

Wearing a white protective suit, green gloves and a face mask, he operates a large machine that uses a process called electron beam lithography to create a pattern for a microchip. More at Alaska Airlines magazine.