• Artificial Muscle Can Heal Itself

    The material comprises long, randomly entangled polymer chains containing silicon, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms mixed with an iron salt. Read more

  • Congratulations Generation Nano Winners!

    Wil Wheaton presented the awards and posed for pics with the Generation Nano winners, Eric Liu, Madeleine Chang, and Vuong Mai at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Read more

  • Researchers Invent Tougher Nanostructured Plastic with 50% Renewable Content

    Although traditional plastics are useful in consumer products, one of the drawbacks is that they are made from petroleum products. Read more

  • NNI Agencies Launch Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

    As a part of the White House Water Summit and World Water Day, NNI agencies launched a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge. 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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Nanotechnology News

Workshops & Events

NNCO's SME Webinar #3

2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop


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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