• NASA is Making a Small Carbon Nanotube Telescope for CubeSats

    A team of NASA Goddard scientists are developing a lightweight and low-cost telescope small enough to fit inside a mini satellite. Read more

  • Engineered 'Sand' May Help Cool Electronic Devices

    Researcher at Georgia Tech shows that silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer can inexpensively provide improved cooling for increasingly power-hungry electronic devices. Read more

  • NNI's EnvisioNano Summer 2016 Image Contest Winner Announced

    Ben Davis and Ryan Hines won for their image Graphene Shows its Stripes. They work on innovative methods to machine nanomaterials like graphene in order to capitalize on the transformative properties of these materials. Read more

  • The Internet of Things Goes Nano

    Tiny sensors could take medicine, energy efficiency and many other sectors to a whole new dimension Read more

  • 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

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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 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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EnvisioNano's Spring 2016 cycle now open!

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