Our newest family member, the slick sci-fi culture blog io9, has been around for about a day now and is already pumping out the hits. Just take a look at this photo of exploding nano-wires they posted. Yes, those are the tiniest explosions you've ever seen. Taken with an electron scanning micrograph by Fanny Beron from the √Čcole Polytechnique de Montr√©al, it just (understandably) won first prize in the "Science as Art" competition. It's simultaneously beautiful and mindblowing.

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[Nanowerk via io9]

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