• Graphene sensor will let us see through walls

    A team of researchers from the University of Maryland recently developed a graphene-based sensor that lets people see through walls. Read more

  • Atom-Sized Construction Could Shrink Future Gadgets

    The Pentagon's recently launched Atoms to Product (A2P) program aims to develop atom-size materials to build state-of-the-art military and consumer products. Read more

  • UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers

    Based on research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, armed services personnel may soon have access to wearable health monitoring technology, in the form of a wearable sensor that would gauge stress and fatigue. Read more

  • NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to nanotubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. Read more

  • 3D Printed Nanostructured Materials Are Strong, Light, Have Many Uses

    Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have devised a way to translate that airy, yet remarkably strong, structure down to the nanoscale — designing a system may set new records for stiffness for a given weight. Read more

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Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization

September 15, 2014
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Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop - See more at: http://www.nano.gov/node/1150#sthash.DOUPfJX0.dpuf
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EHS progress review coverNNI Releases EHS Progress Review

The "Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy" is a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology.

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FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products

On June 24, 2014, three final guidances and one draft guidance were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.

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2015 NNI Budget Supplement now available

We are pleased to announce the release of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President's 2015 Budget.

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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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The NNI Dashboard shows annual spending for the agencies participating in the NNI. This cross-cut budget information can be sorted by agency and by Program Component Area to better identify funding trends.