• Novel 4D Printing Method Blossoms from Botanical Inspiration

    Sciences has evolved their microscale 3D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time. Read more

  • U.S. Company Aids Juno’s Jupiter Mission

    New Hampshire-based Nanocomp worked with Lockheed Martin to integrate the new material, Miralon, into the spacecraft. Read more

  • Inspiring with Nano: NNCO Highlights a Suite of Education & Outreach Activities

    With the release of three multimedia contests, two video series, and an animation project, the NNCO and NNI member agencies are inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers by expanding K-12 and college outreach. Read more

  • New MIT Microscope Takes Near Real-Time Videos on a Nanoscale

    "Just as video allowed scientists to see bacteria in motion, this new microscope will give them a similarly dynamic perspective on chemical and biological processes that up until now have been only glimpsed." Read more

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Generation Nano comic logoGeneration Nano: A Superhero Contest for Students

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Create a nanotechnology-inspired superhero and win the Generation Nano contest! Finalists to appear at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. in April 2016.


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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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