Roland Piquepaille writes: "University of Wisconsin-Madison chemists have accidentally created nano pine trees with trunks and branches. As said the lead researcher, 'At the beginning we saw just a couple of trees, and we said, 'What the heck is going on here?' They were so curious.' In fact, this could lead to an entirely different way of growing nanowires. The researchers think that it will give them 'powerful means to create new and better nanomaterials for all sorts of applications, including high-performance integrated circuits, biosensors, solar cells, LEDs and lasers.' But read more for additional references and a photo of one of these nano pine trees."