Golden Balls

Can’t find your condom? No problem! Researchers in China have developed a new type of contraceptive! All you need to do is inject your testicles with gold nanorods and irradiate them with infrared light… Sounds pleasant! The treatment works in a similar way to your microwave. A microwave works by using radiation of a certain […]

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Nanofuses?

I thought this was kind of cool. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8556656.stm Nanotubes, you say? Well, maybe I should add some context to this Elemental materials are substance completely composed of one type (element) of atom. Despite this, there are a couple of elemental materials that come in different forms, with very different structures and properties. This phenomenon is […]

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What is Nano?

  Nanotechnology is quickly becoming one of the hottest buzzwords in science. Nanopods, nanoparticles, nanotubes, even the iPod Nano. The last one is a major pet peeve as it has nothing to do with the growing field of nanoscience. The aim of this blog is to try and sort the facts about nanotechnology from the […]

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