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  • May 13, 2015
    This is a video about Vantablack (not to be confused with Vanna White, who is 58 and has been flipping letters on Wheel Of Fortune for 33 years and doesn't look a day over stunning), a material made of millions of carbon nanotubes that absorbs 99.96% of all light that hits it. ... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Rust-Oleum's NeverWet, a superhydrophobic spray coating that creates a waterproof layer, causing almost all liquids to bead up and roll right off it. Does it work for mustard, gravy and fudge syrup? You bet your disgusting sundae it does! The... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2010
    Note: Picture is unrelated. Just like my girlfriend and I. Will glowing trees replace streetlights? I doubt it. Still, you never know. If you'd asked me ten years ago if we'd have hover cars by now I'd have been all, "oh hell to the yes we will!" But look around -- what d... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2010
    This is the world's smallest scale model of the USS Enterprise. It's tiny. Like, smaller than your penis tiny. Invisible to the naked eye. Or, let's be honest, even the clothed eyes. You poor bastard. Measuring just 8.8-micrometers long, this 1-billionth scale model of th... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2009
    This is the world's smallest snowman (at 0.01mm), not including the one I just made to beat it. Mine is a tenth the size and has more detail including a real carrot nose. Pfft, science -- science ain't got shit on magic! Back me up, Frosty. ...this minuscule model -- about ... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2009
    Some crazy-ass jive talking nutjob (61-year old scientist, Ray Kurzweil) is convinced we'll have the technological capabilities and biological know-how to all be loveless immortal cyborgs within 20 years time. Uh-oh. He says theoretically, at the rate our understanding is i... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2009
    Seen here is Dr. Manhattan's conception a nano-diamond attracting insulin to help a wound heal quicker. Neat, but I'd still douse it with Blue # 1 just to be on the safe side. Northwestern University scientist Dean Ho and his team discovered that nanodiamonds are very attract... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    Science, best known for inventing robots and dooming the earth, is now responsible for a new carbon wonder material called graphene. Nice, science, way to do good for once. Imagine a carbon sheet that's only one atom thick but is stronger than diamond and conducts electricity... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2009
    That's right, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is slated to test a new kind of underwear during his current visit to the space station. The "state-of-the-art" undies were designed "to reduce the smells in normal clothing, absorb sweat and provide insulation." The underwear, d... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed a material that never gets wet. Even if you play romantic music and kiss it tenderly. The fabric is constructed of polyester fibers that are covered in a layer of 40-nanometer-wide silicone nanofilaments. These nanofilam... / Continue →