Home > News > When Nanotech Was Popping
August 31st, 2007
When Nanotech Was Popping
Here at Bits we make an effort to keep you abreast of the latest significant developments in nanotechnology. But the Bits archives would be woefully incomplete without an occasional look back, especially when the subject is probably the single funniest commentary ever written about nanotech.
I'm referring, for all you nano newbies, to "Nanometer-Scale Kitchen Appliances and the Physical Limits of Toastability," a send-up of the early nanotech visionaries published in 1997 in "The Best of Annals of Improbable Research" alongside such papers as "Taxonomy of Barney" and "The Effects of Peanut Butter on the Earth's Rotation."
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014
Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014
How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass? December 18th, 2014
Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013