You've heard all about the wonder properties of graphene, so come meet its one dimensional cousin, carbyne. A chain of single carbon atoms to graphene's two-dimensional layer of atoms, carbyne has some pretty amazing properties of its own. By one measure, it's the strongest material in the world (over graphene!), and…
Seven generations of iPod nano evolution have culminated in something pretty special. The latest iteration of Apple's mini music player is its thinnest, has the biggest screen ever (for a Nano), and tosses in Bluetooth to boot. Is it great? Yes. Is it enough to make you care about MP3 players again? Not really.
What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality.
When you shrink wires down to nanometers in diameter, their resistivity normally grows exponentially—a trade-off which many have predicted will be Moore's Law's undoing soon. But a new, single-atom thick wire could change that.
The Blue Morpho butterfly shines such a brilliant blue it almost seems electric. Its secret? Microscopic holes that play with light in an incredible way. And by using nanotechnology, we can replicate those same effects on printed objects, like money. Bling!
Imagine a piece of metal 30,000 times thinner than one of the hairs on your head. Mixed with a little protein from bee venom, that microscopic filament becomes the most powerful explosives-detection system in history, able to detect a single molecule of dangerous chemicals.
Secretly want an iPod nano, but loathe Apple/iTunes/iPods/yourself? Creative's ZEN M300 is like a slightly jumbo-er nano—but it plays video, has a microSD card slot, is Bluetooth-y and doesn't force you to use a thumbnail-sized touchscreen.
So anyway, this is a real thing. It's an $18,000 diamond-encrusted wristband that transforms your comparatively cheap iPod nano into a wristwatch and you into a pretentious money-wasting douchebag. Magic!
With April Fool's over, let's get back to some proper rumor-mongering, shall we? We'll begin with this supposedly leaked image of an iPod nano. The form factor is the same, but they've added a small camera. Did someone say spycam?
A new coating material for food packaging could keep sodas fizzy, chips crispy and military rations more edible, scientists say. It's made of a thin film of nanoscale bits of clay, the same kind used to make bricks, mixed with polymers. When viewed under an electron microscope, the film looks like bricks and mortar,…
The iPod Nano 1.1 firmware update has slipped out silently, letting you use the sleep/wake button to skip or pause your music. Pressing and holding the button will turn the Nano off now, as well, much like the iPhone and iPad's do. The biggest benefit? You won't have to be quite so dependent on that tiny touchscreen…
I want the Waldok. I have wanted one forever, ever since I first saw a dock for the old school iPod. Why don't make a cool dock speaker that I can plug onto my bathroom power socket or any other room?
Eudora Welty once said, "A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." It's also hard for the moment to run away if it's extremely tiny, as is the case with this iPod Nano turned diminutive digital photo gallery.
These MINIMAL-designed iPod Nano watches are most likely still the best looking iPod nano watches we've seen yet. They're definitely the most watch-like. Here's how they look in person, on a wrist.
Those two awesome iPod Nano watches which had our Kyle all in a tizz are being made after an astonishing amount of individuals invested in them, via Kickstarter. The designer requested just $15,000, but received $500,499. Wowsers. [Observer]