• Glitter-sized 'Metalenses' May Soon Power Your Smartphone Camera

    A team of U.S. researchers has created high-power lenses from thin, flat arrays of nanosized towers of titanium dioxide that are thinner than a sheet of paper. Read more

  • How to Build a Better Battery Through Nanotechnology

    Yi Cui, a materials scientist at Stanford, uses nanotechnology to control the way chemical reactions inside batteries proceed. Read more

  • An Electronic Nose for Sniffing Out Explosive Materials and Toxic Gases

    The composite consists of a net of nanofibers that functions like the olfactory cilia of a dog’s nose, catching chemical molecules from the air. Read more

  • Gold nanoparticles may help improve understanding, detection of kidney disease

    Researchers at UT Dallas have combined tiny gold nanoparticles with a technique called in vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging to study early stage kidney disease in a live animal model. Read more

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2017 budget coverNNI Releases Supplement to the President's 2017 Budget

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $1.4 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), affirming the important role that nanotechnology continues to play in the Administration’s innovation agenda.


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NNI and CPSC Publish QEEN Workshop Report

The NNI and the Consumer Product Safety Commission published the proceedings of the workshop, “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products."

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Learn About Nanotechnology

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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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