Go ahead and throw that iPhone, Android, tablet, camera or whatever into the water. It'll still work, if it's treated with Liquipel's special nano coating. Yeah, waterproofing that doesn't require chunky cases of any kind.
I don't know about you, but this picture has just blown my mind. What we're looking at here is an actual image which shows electrons orbiting around a molecule. Whoa.
Your watch battery isn't small. This battery is small. At six times thinner than a bacterium, Rice University's new battery is 60,000 times smaller than a AAA battery.
This here machine is the MBE, named after the process it uses to assemble everything from LEDs to laser components. With it, engineers in the U.K. are trying to figure out how we can build everyday gadgets and high-end electronics more efficiently, and better to boot.
The early months of 2011 saw masses take to the streets to topple longstanding autocratic rulers. These upheavals differed from others in history in that there was no one charismatic leader or ideologically-driven group leading the charge. It's as if millions came together to act as one gigantic entity. And with the help of technology, they kind of were. While some observers have likened this flashmob ether to some insect-like "hive mind," television has a far more apt example at the ready: the Borg. Yes, it appears as if we are steadily transforming into Star Trek: The Next Generation's collective of bionic albinos who have united with technology in an unyielding mission to enslave the universe in cyberpunk servitude. In the short term, we probably won't be cruising in a giant space cube in search of civilizations to assimilate. However, the next decade will see a spate of advances that will foster a collective linked-in consciousness. Here's a look at the tech that will literally, figuratively, and irrevocably break down the walls between our machines and our selves. Resistance is futile. Or some such.
What if talking more often and talking louder on your cellphone could actually charge it? Would you stop texting so much? Electrical engineers at the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul are working on converting background noise, music and voice calls from a cellphone into electricity.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Zhong Lin Wang from the Georgia Institute of Technology are planning to present their new nanotech generator discoveries that could potentially change the way gadgets are charged in the future. Can you imagine a cellphone that never sees the low battery warning?
Airlines have taken away everything from snacks to checked bags to legroom, but if the airplane biz can save a little extra money with a fuel-saving nanocoating, there's a slim chance that we might get our peanuts back. Just let a fella dream for a moment, all right?
Why would somebody build a scale model of the Starship Enterprise that's so teeny tiny you can only see it with an electron microscope? Because they can, that's why. We have a feeling scientists Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui of...
Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, working with the Department of Homeland Security, have created a portable chemical sniffer for cellphones, such as the iPhone. It's about the size of a postage stamp and can plug...