nanotechnology is scary and awesome

With the economy going down the tubes and no end in sight for ideological wars that will define this generation, at least we don't have to worry about cyborgs, right? Wrong! Recently, researches from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver revealed a tiny little battery that draws power from human blood, for use in medical devices and Jason Statham blockbusters:

If you're trying to think of a doomsday device with a little pizzazz, you can't go wrong with this short tutorial that shows you how to make self-replicating nanobots that will replicate into a grey goo that will eventually overrun and consume all matter on Earth. All in six easy steps! I'd better get to practicing my maniacal cackle.