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Gorgeous nanocrystal flowers sprout under electron microscope

By making slight alterations in the acidity and concentration of chemicals, a Harvard researcher discovered how to control the growth of self-assembling crystals, resulting in stunning, flower-like structures. (Learn More >>)

Graphene study confirms 40-year-old physics prediction

Researchers from the U.S. and Japan have observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter’s butterfly. (Learn More >>)

Injectable nanoparticles may simplify treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin. (Learn More >>)

NNI Supplement to the President's 2014 Budget

This document gives a description of the activities underway in 2012 and 2013 and planned for 2014 by the Federal Government agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). (Learn More >>)

Can Solar Energy Get Bigger by Thinking Small?

National Geographic looks into advances in solar energy and examines the various ways in which nanotechnology could provide a gigantic boost in solar energy efficiency and affordability. (Learn More >>)

Nanotube-infused silicone liquid crystal stiffens with repeated compression

Squeeze a piece of silicone and it quickly returns to its original shape. But scientists at Rice University have discovered that the liquid crystal phase of silicone becomes 90% stiffer when silicone is gently and repeatedly compressed. (Learn More >>)

Supertough & Strong Nanofibers

UNL materials engineers have developed a structural nanofiber that is both strong and tough, two traits that are usually mutually exclusive. This discovery could transform everything from airplanes and bridges to body armor and bicycles. (Learn More >>)

Nanosponges To Absorb Toxins

UCSD researchers invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream, including toxins produced by MRSA, E. Coli, poisonous snakes, and bees. (Learn More >>)

Not slippery when wet

Geckos adhere to surfaces submerged underwater and scientists are now studying this phenomenon to inform future high tech adhesives. (Learn More >>)

Record-breaking resolution at the nanoscale

NIST researchers are part of an international team that made this significant advancement possible. (Learn More >>)

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