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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 >>)

Deformation of 3-D hierarchical nanolattices

Researchers have created a new kind pf nanostructure that is stronger than previous lattice structures and bounces back with less damage after compression. (Learn More >>)

Universal Flu Vaccine May Be On The Horizon

By attaching nanoparticles to a piece of viral protein, researchers were able to teach immune systems to fight whole groups of viruses rather than just a single strain. (Learn More >>)

Carbon Nanofibers Made From CO2 In The Air

Scientists have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make up to 10 grams of carbon nanofibers per hour. (Learn More >>)

Relaunching the U.S. Nanotechnology Resource Map

Introducing the new and updated interactive map showing the NNI Centers and User Facilities, as well as the nation's higher education nanotechnology degrees-- from community college through PhD programs. (Learn More >>)

A New Way to Grow Graphene for Potential Use in Electronics

Researchers at UW Madison found a way to grow graphene nanoribbons which could allow them to be used in high performance semiconductor electronics. (Learn More >>)

Where Does the Glass for the Supertall Skyscrapers Come from?

Hint: It involves nanotechnology.... (Learn More >>)

A New Spin on Silicon

A group of scientists has stumbled upon a previously unknown characteristic of silicon, one that could make for faster, optical computers. (Learn More >>)

Atomic Origami Turns Graphene Sheets Into Nanomachines

With carefully-planned folds and snips, researchers led by Cornell University's Melina Blees have created microscopic simple machines and structures: springs, pyramids, hinges and more. (Learn More >>)

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