• Smarter Self-Assembly Opens New Pathways for Nanotechnology

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have just developed a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures. Read more

  • Nanoparticle Delivers Cancer Drugs to Tumor Blood Vessels

    A tumor’s blood vessels may express proteins—such as P-selectin—that researchers can potentially exploit, by engineering their nanoparticles to recognize and latch onto those proteins, which enables them to reach the tumor. Read more

  • CNTs Could Make Airplane Frames Lighter, More Damage-Resistant

    MIT aerospace engineers "stitched" together the layers of composite materials together using carbon nanotubes. Read more

  • IBM Makes Lab-on-a-Chip that Could Detect Cancer, Diseases At Home

    IBM researchers are has been able to redesign silicon-based technologies to create a diagnostic device that can separate viruses, DNA, and other nanoscale-size biological targets through simple samples. Read more

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EOP sealWhite Paper: A Federal Vision for Nanotech- Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released a white paper describing the collective Federal vision for the emerging and innovative solutions needed to realize the Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing


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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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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