World's First Single-Electron Transistor Works Like a Teeny, Tiny…

It's amazing what an electron can do. Researchers, lead by a team from the University of Pittsburgh, have built the world's first operational single-electron transistor, the SketchSET, which could become an essential component of all sorts of futuristic technologies; from super-dense, high-capacity solid-state drives… » 4/18/11 11:20pm 4/18/11 11:20pm

Working Etch-a-Sketch Costume Really Lets You Draw Boobies on This Guy

I've never been a fan of billboard-type costumes—"I'm a lame YouTube video" or "I'm an iPhone"—but this giant Etch-a-Sketch costume is excellent. And » 11/10/08 3:00pm 11/10/08 3:00pm it actually works. No, it's not filled with aluminum powder (that could get dicey). It simplifies the setup to using a marker and glass, but the complicated rod and wires…

Staggered Skyscraper Planned for NYC Looks Like an Etch-a-Sketch…

Is it just me, or does this high-rise » 9/16/08 12:20pm 9/16/08 12:20pm set to go up at 23 East 22nd Street in NYC look like it was designed on an Etch-a-Sketch by a dude who had too much coffee? Believe it or not, 18 families will undoubtedly pay a fortune to live here when the OMA designed project is completed in 2010. While the base of the…