These are sandcastles only in the technical sense; instead of temporary structures erected on the beach, they're images engraved on individual grains of sand, best enjoyed with the help of a microscope.
Another reason why you don't need a f*cking case for your iPhone 5: laser engraving. They look really cool and, as far as I know, they are the first ones out there.
This is a wall engraving from Abri Castanet, a shallow cave in southern France's Vezere valley. It's the oldest known cave etching, probably dating back around 37,000 years—and the researchers claim it depicts female genitalia.
There are European cave paintings that are 30000 years old, but the art of the ancient Americas remains a mystery. This bone fragment features an engraving of either a mammoth or a mastodon, and is at least 13000 years old.
This photo is showing you the edge of a razor blade at about 400x magnification. Yes, that's how close you have to get in order to read the motto hand engraved onto the surface by a 64-year-old man named Graham Short.
Researchers have figured out how to use a specific engraving technique in order to alter the frequency of light a metal—any metal—absorbs or reflects. How? By carving tiny rings, smaller than the wavelengths of light.
Is your chubby old iPhone jealous of the iPhone 4's slender body? Perhaps it's time for some aesthetic surgery. After all, look at how gorgeous this old iPhone looks after getting its bezel hand-engraved.
We don't mean a palm full of ass in a good way—when were you not happy when you had a palm full of ass—but a palm full of something really disgusting. Yeah, this thing right here.
The red version of the 80GB Zune is now customizable via the Zune Originals site. Head on over and pick out a custom design and custom text for your own Zune, which you could then use to propose to your girlfriend with. If you do use this idea, email me. I want to talk to your crazy ass. [Zune Originals]
Device Nine Six in Los Angeles is doing laser etchings on iPhones, although we bet it zaps your warranty on first burn. Here's a vid:
Nothing says I Love You like a cheesy message on the back of an iPod that will outlast the crappy relationship. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Apple has brought back free iPod engraving, added free gift wrapping and included free shipping. For those late shoppers, here are the ordering deadlines:
Remember when Apple was doing custom engravings on iPods for free back in the day and everyone was giving and receiving iPods with cheesy stuff engraved? Yeah, that idea is back, but from Lexar. Lexar is offering up this absurdly overpriced 1GB JumpDrive for $80, but you can get it custom engraved up to 20…