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March 22nd is World Water Day

In honor of World Water Day, is releasing new podcasts and Nano Nuggets on nanotechnology’s role in providing clean water. (Learn More >>)

Argonne Invents Reusable Sponge That Soaks Up Oil

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface. (Learn More >>)

One-step Catalyst Turns Nitrates into Water and Air

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticle Removes Cadmium from Freshwater System

Nanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil. (Learn More >>)

Forbes: Last Barrier to Ultra-Miniaturized Electronics is Broken

Instead of using conventional metal inductors, they used graphene to make the highest inductance-density material ever created. (Learn More >>)

Study Shows How to Retrain the Immune System to Ease Food Allergies

Nanoparticles are used to deliver a therapeutic payload that quells an allergic reaction. (Learn More >>)

A Higher(er)-Definition Nose

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath. (Learn More >>)

Synapse Mimic may Provide a Link to Brain-like Computers

Engineers and physicists from NIST have now developed a component that they claim behaves in the same way as synapses and may even be able to outperform real synapses in some respects. (Learn More >>)

DARPA Wants to Build an Image Search Engine out of DNA

A digital microfluidics prototype automates DNA data-storage steps at UW's Molecular Information Systems Lab. A single droplet (here dyed blue) could carry multiple terabytes of information. (Learn More >>)

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system. (Learn More >>)