Move Over Graphene: The Wonder Conductor of the Future May Be Stanene

When it comes to super materials, graphene seems to get all the attention. But a team of researchers has developed Stanene: a single layer of tin atoms that could just be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computers work at. » 11/25/13 8:00am 11/25/13 8:00am

Weird Plasma Thingamachine Creates the Sleekest iPhone Ever

Paul Knight uses this weird machine to change the appearance of iPhones and iPods into spy plane black titanium nitride-coated machines, which are quite more beautiful than the originals. It uses "plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition" to modify the nature of the surfaces, a complex chemical process used to coat… » 2/23/08 6:25pm 2/23/08 6:25pm

Self-Contained RPG Game Solely in a Mint Tin

If you thought putting your iPod nano in an Altoids tin was impressive, check out what Greg Sanders got inside a Penguin mints tin. It's a self-contained RPG game whose parts all fit inside the tin. All you have to do is plug in a Sega Genesis controller and a TV and you're set. Yes, but does it tell you how old your… » 8/02/07 5:20pm 8/02/07 5:20pm