Nano

Tiny Motors Controlled Inside Human Cells

"cold fjord tips a BBC report about the successful installation of microscopic motors into living, human cells. The motors were propelled inside the cell by pulses of ultrasound and steered with magnetism. "At low ultrasonic power, the nanomotors had little effect on these cells. But when the power was increased, the nanomotors surged into action, zooming around and bumping into organelles — structures within the cell that perform specific functions"

New Batteries Pack More Punch

Electric cars face severe limits in how far they can drive before running out of juice. Better batteries that can both store more energy and give it up quickly are essential for extending that range. Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge have come up with a novel battery-making strategy that steers in that direction. For now, the new batteries can power only small devices. But if the strategy can be made to work on a larger scale, a task more difficult than just using more battery material, it could give electric car makers the jolt they need.

iSkin DuoBand for Active Lifestyle

TORONTO, Canada – October 22, 2009 -- iSkin today released the iSkin DuoBand: the ideal solution for people with active lifestyles who want to protect and enjoy their iPod nano while on-the-go or during exercise. Unlike other armband solutions, the iSkin DuoBand allows users to conveniently slip their iSkin-protected iPod nano into the armband accessory — and back out again — without the hassle of having to remove its silicone protector. The iSkin DuoBand features a premium silicone iPod nano protector that guards against scratches, moisture and bumps.

The new Nano: nice or not?

Last week, Apple showed off the new iteration of its iPod Nano -- it'll have a video recorder, as well as other bells and whistles. And a pedometer. Our Tech Blog reports:

The new Nano is an astonishing triumph of engineering and design that has managed to pack all these new features — along with the old ones — into a sleek, elegant device that’s a pleasure to use.

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