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Atom-Sized Construction Could Shrink Future Gadgets

The Pentagon's recently launched Atoms to Product (A2P) program aims to develop atom-size materials to build state-of-the-art military and consumer products. (Learn More >>)

UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers

Based on research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, armed services personnel may soon have access to wearable health monitoring technology, in the form of a wearable sensor that would gauge stress and fatigue. (Learn 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. (Learn 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. (Learn 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. (Learn 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. (Learn 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? (Learn More >>)

New Apparel Could Ward Off Chemical Weapons

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an NNI-member agency, engineered the nanotubes to hold a copper-based catalyst that breaks down a key chemical bond in nerve agents. (Learn More >>)

Scientists made color-changing paint out of gold nanoparticles

These sensors made of gold nanoparticles change colors as you press on them. They can be painted on or applied like a bandage, and they convey differences in pressure at certain points of impact. (Learn More >>)

MIT attempts to thwart counterfeiters with nanocrystals

MIT researchers created anoparticles that come in a range of customizable colors, can be embedded invisibly just about anywhere, and can be authenticated using nothing more than an accessorized smartphone. (Learn More >>)

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