Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen

Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen

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 École Polytechnique de Montréal, it just (understandably) won first prize in the "Science as Art" competition. It's simultaneously beautiful and mindblowing.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Illustration for article titled Exploding Nano-Wires Create Maybe the Coolest Picture We've Ever Seen
Advertisement

[Nanowerk via io9]

Advertisement

DISCUSSION

invincibleironpants
Iron Man's Pants

The nano dice in the other photo has the numbers all wrong. Opposite sides of dice add up to 7, so we should n't be able to see 5 and 2 on the same die.

If only the makers of that nano dice player more Devil Dice on the PS1, they would know this.