This shirt can go 100 wears without washing and we couldn't care less

Some kids are hawking a new line of button-ups they claim can endure 100 wears (unwashed) and come out looking and smelling like new. So what's the big, scientific secret? » 4/29/13 8:20am 4/29/13 8:20am

Nanotech breakthrough could fight skin cancer via moisturizer

Despite the relative ease that things seem to pierce it, our skin actually does a pretty good job of keeping foreign materials out, especially on the molecular level. In fact, sometimes it does this job too well, making it particularly difficult for scientists to target skinborne ailments. A breakthrough technique from … » 7/06/12 7:30am 7/06/12 7:30am

This candle flame is filled with millions of diamonds

It's no mystery that diamonds are, in fact, one of the world's most completely-not-rare "rare" gems, but it seriously feels like they're becoming more and more common every day. Case in point: scientists have discovered that for the price of a candle, you too can be the proud owner of millions upon millions of ephemeral… » 8/19/11 2:04pm 8/19/11 2:04pm

Nanoparticle Drugs' First Target: Improving Your Sex Life

We've mentioned before the amazing promise nanoparticles hold for our future health: zapping tumors, destroying drug-resistant bacteria, and diagnosing lung cancer. But it looks like the first nanoparticle drug we'll see on the market treats a more intimate problem. » 10/12/09 1:35pm 10/12/09 1:35pm