These amazing nudes are the smallest sculptures ever made [NSFW]

These sculptures by London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz are so small that are impossible to see with the naked eye. They are smaller than a hair and a bit bigger that a human sperm but, despite their size, the level of detail is just insane. [NSFW for tiny naked women] » 11/18/14 10:55am 11/18/14 10:55am

This 1D Graphene Switches from Conductor to Insulator When It Stretches

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… » 7/30/14 5:31pm 7/30/14 5:31pm

Tiny Gold Nanomotors Spin 10x Faster Than a Race Car Engine

Nanomotors are an amazing feat of engineering: tiny gold rods less than a micrometer long, powered by ultrasonic waves to spin at crazy-fast speeds. How fast? Scientists just figured out a way to measure, and it's astonishing: 150,000 RPM, ten times faster than the fastest race car engine. » 7/23/14 11:55am 7/23/14 11:55am

iPod Nano Review: The Best MP3 Player Ever, For Whatever That's Worth

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. » 10/18/12 3:01pm 10/18/12 3:01pm

This Is NASA's Cancer-Sniffing Cellphone Sensor

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. » 2/01/12 3:30pm 2/01/12 3:30pm

Single-Atom Wires Could Help Moore's Law Live On

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. » 1/06/12 9:20am 1/06/12 9:20am

Apple’s Recalled First Gen iPod Nanos Are Now Being Replaced With New…

Back in November, Apple recalled its first gen iPod nanos because of battery issues. Early responders had theirs replaced with the same model — but now Apple is sending out the current Nano instead. » 12/21/11 7:30am 12/21/11 7:30am

The Money of the Future Will Shine Like Crazy

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! » 12/12/11 1:00pm 12/12/11 1:00pm

MIT's New Nanoparticles Tag Team Cancer Cells

There are a ton of impressive applications of nanoparticles in medicine, especially cancer treatment, but MIT's new take on the process is pretty awesome. It uses two kinds of particles to do the job: one to find the tumors, the other to kick their ass. » 6/20/11 8:40pm 6/20/11 8:40pm

New Nanosensor Sniffs Bombs, One Molecule at a Time

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. » 5/11/11 11:20am 5/11/11 11:20am

Creative ZEN M300: A Non-iPod Nano

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. » 5/06/11 6:20pm 5/06/11 6:20pm

Lipstick, Meet Pig: The $18,000 Diamond-Encrusted iPod nano Watch Now…

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! » 4/02/11 1:20pm 4/02/11 1:20pm

Leaked Seventh-Gen iPod nano Has a Camera Hole

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? » 4/02/11 12:20pm 4/02/11 12:20pm

New Nanostructured Snack Packaging Is Most Airtight Ever

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,… » 3/28/11 6:40pm 3/28/11 6:40pm

iPod Nano Update Gives Your Sleep/Wake Button Bonus Powers

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… » 2/23/11 11:33am 2/23/11 11:33am

Waldok Is the Only iPhone Dock I Really Want

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? » 2/18/11 10:20am 2/18/11 10:20am

This Is the World's Smallest Instagram Gallery

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. » 1/19/11 5:00pm 1/19/11 5:00pm

How Those Incredible iPod Nano Watches Look in Person

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. » 12/14/10 4:40pm 12/14/10 4:40pm

iPod Nano Watches Are Being Made Thanks to Your Help

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] » 12/03/10 7:00am 12/03/10 7:00am

The iPod Nano Watches to Rule Them All (Trust Me Here)

OK! I know we've seen a few of these already, and maybe you've decided that the whole iPod Nano watch dream was a silly one to begin with. But please, reserve judgment until you check out the TikTok and LunaTik. » 11/17/10 7:40pm 11/17/10 7:40pm