• Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the NNI 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy Webinar

    The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a public webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Read more

  • NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to nanotubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. Read more

  • 3D Printed Nanostructured Materials Are Strong, Light, Have Many Uses

    Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have devised a way to translate that airy, yet remarkably strong, structure down to the nanoscale — designing a system may set new records for stiffness for a given weight. Read more

  • NY Times: Nanosilver May Help Provide a Path Away from Antibiotic Resistance

    An NC State biomed professor tests a nanosilver-coated bandage on a persistent infection from a bug bite, instead of taking a course of oral antibiotics, and it worked. Read more

  • Drug-Delivering Nanomotor is 500 Times Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

    A group of engineers at the University of Texas have developed what they are calling the smallest and best such nanomotor ever built. Read more

  • The business potential of (amazing, wonderful, futuristic) graphene

    Fortune magazine reports: It's a better conductor. It's transparent. It's lightweight. It's strong. It's flexible and elastic. Can it change the electronics business? Read more

Slideshow Archive

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The "Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy" is a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology.

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FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products

On June 24, 2014, three final guidances and one draft guidance were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.

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2015 NNI Budget Supplement now available

We are pleased to announce the release of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President's 2015 Budget.

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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.

Visit the NNI Budget Dashboard

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The NNI Dashboard shows annual spending for the agencies participating in the NNI. This cross-cut budget information can be sorted by agency and by Program Component Area to better identify funding trends.