• Carbon Nanofibers Made From CO2 In The Air

    Scientists have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make up to 10 grams of carbon nanofibers per hour. Read more

  • Relaunching the U.S. Nanotechnology Resource Map

    Introducing the new and updated interactive map showing the NNI Centers and User Facilities, as well as the nation's higher education nanotechnology degrees-- from community college through PhD programs. Read more

  • A New Way to Grow Graphene for Potential Use in Electronics

    Researchers at UW Madison found a way to grow graphene nanoribbons which could allow them to be used in high performance semiconductor electronics. Read more

  • Where Does the Glass for the Supertall Skyscrapers Come from?

    Hint: It involves nanotechnology.... Read more

  • A New Spin on Silicon

    A group of scientists has stumbled upon a previously unknown characteristic of silicon, one that could make for faster, optical computers. Read more

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Grand Challenge Inputs are Currently Under Review

This Request for Information (RFI), which closed July 16, called for ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination. Responses from the RFI are currently under review; details to follow.


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A White House forum unveils announcements regarding nanoeducation resources and opportunities to collaborate.


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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnolgy.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.

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Summer cycle of EnvisioNano is closed. Public semi-finalist voting begins on September 4th!