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Everything You Know Is Wrong: Lasers Are Cooling Things Now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser and a nanocrystal. (Learn More >>)

Engineers Make Material Gains to Improve Desalination Process

In a study published in Nature Communications, the Illinois team modelled various thin-film membranes and found that MoS2 showed the greatest efficiency, filtering through up to 70 per cent more water than graphene membranes. (Learn More >>)

Simple Nano Trick Purifies Silicon for Energy Applications

A recent study of capital costs for building new solar factories suggests that bringing down the cost of purifying silicon could make a difference in the solar market. (Learn More >>)

NNCO Director Gives Nanotechnology Lecture at Royal Institution of Great Britain

NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador gave a lecture entitled "Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You've Never Seen" at the Royal Institution to a sold out crowd on October 20, 2015. (Learn More >>)

New “Design Rule” Brings Nature-Inspired Nanostructures One Step Closer

Scientists may be closer to building nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature’s proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic materials. (Learn More >>)

MacArthur "Genius Grants" Reward Science Innovation

Nine U.S. scientists and social scientists working on nanowires, stem-cell transplants and wastewater treatment were among the 24 winners. (Learn More >>)

IBM Aims to Replace Silicon Transistors with CNTs to Keep up with Moore's Law

IBM found a way to atomically bond a specific type of metal to a carbon nanotube to create an incredibly tiny contact point needed to move electrons through the carbon nanotube without affecting the performance of the chip. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI's EnvisioNano 2.0 Nanotechnology Image Contest

Elizabeth Sawicki, a member of the Medical Scholars Program and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the top honors for her image entitled Gelatin Nanoparticles in Brain. (Learn More >>)

Tiny Motors Could Suck Carbon Dioxide from the Ocean

The micromotors, described in a new study, would be powered by the environment itself, using enzymes to move around the sea, converting carbon dioxide into a solid as they swim. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Thin Invisibility Cloak Makes 3D Objects Disappear

Scientists at the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have devised an ultra-thin invisibility "skin" cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light. (Learn More >>)

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