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Registration Now Open: A Public Lecture by NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador in London

Join NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador to learn about the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see.

Public Invited to Vote in the NNI’s EnvisioNano 2.0 Image Contest

Members of the public are invited to cast their votes for their favorite images in the EnvisioNano 2.0 photo contest.

Obama Administration Announces New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in San Jose, CA

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the seventh of nine new manufacturing institutes underway will invest $171 million in advancing next-generation flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, fostering American leadership in manufacturing technologies from smart bandages to self-monitoring weapons systems to wearable devices.

Call Scheduled for Nano and Emerging Tech Student Network

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is hosting a teleconference on August 10th for undergraduate students interested in participating in a network of student groups focused on emerging technology, research, and entrepreneurship! Email nanoed@nnco.nano.gov if you want to join the call.

New Public-Private Reciprocal Linking Agreement Supports the Goals of the NNI's Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI)

Articles on ScienceDirect and scientific and biomedical research data within NCI's cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory portal are now reciprocally linked, supporting the goals of the NNI's Nanotechnology Signature Initiative Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI).

ACS Hosting Special Webinar on Nano-Inspired Grand Challenges Next Tuesday

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is holding a special webinar to address the White House’s recently announced Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges.

NNI Opens the Second Round of the Student Multimedia Contests

The NNI is now accepting submissions for the second cycle of the video and image contests for students.

NNI Publishes Workshop Report and Launches Web Portal on Nanosensors

Both outputs support the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative ‘Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment.’

OSTP Calls for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to highlight an important Request for Information (RFI) issued today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade.

Webinar Registration Now Open: Resources for the Development of Nanosensors, part of the Nanotechnology Public Webinar Series

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will host a webinar to summarize the highlights from the September 2014 Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop and to introduce the newly developed Sensors NSI Web Portal.

Winner Announced for the First NNI Nanotechnology Student Video Contest

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the winners of the first Tiny Science. Big Impacts. Cool Videos. nanotechnology video contest for students.