• Can Nanoscience Quench a Thirsty World?

    Can Nanoscience Quench a Thirsty World?

    Within 30 years, at least one out of every four people on Earth will live in countries with “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water, according to the United Nations. Read more

  • Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

    Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

    This tool may enable scientists to breed plants that use water more efficiently. Read more

  • Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect against the Flu Virus

    Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect against the Flu Virus

    For many of us, a flu shot is a fall routine. Roll up a sleeve, take a needle to the upper arm and hope this year’s vaccine matches whichever viruses circulate through the winter. Read more

  • Engineers create plants that glow

    Engineers create plants that glow

    Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk. Read more

  • Scientists shape DNA into doughnuts, teddy bears, and an image of the Mona Lisa

    Scientists shape DNA into doughnuts, teddy bears, and an image of the Mona Lisa

    Scientists have made a big advance in building shapes out of the so-called building blocks of life. Read more

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Learn About Nanotechnology

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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnology.  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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