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Gene Therapy Advance Thwarts Brain Cancer

Biodegradable nanoparticles have recently shown promise as a method to deliver genes into cells.The HSVtk gene produces an enzyme that turns the compound ganciclovir into a compound that is toxic to actively dividing brain cancer cells (Learn More >>)

IBM Announces Breakthrough with 7 Nanometer Chip

The company last year announced a $3 billion investment over five years to advance chip technology to meet the growing demand that cloud computing, big data, mobile products and other new technologies are placing on semiconductors. (Learn More >>)

QEEN Workshop: Poster Session Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners! (Learn More >>)

Flexible, Ultra-Thin Display Changes Color Like a Chameleon

The plasmonic nanostructure is covered in tiny wells that reflect some wavelengths of light but absorb others. Sandwiched on top of these are microscopic layers of liquid crystal, which can also select for different wavelengths. (Learn More >>)

NNI Releases Sensors Workshop Report & Launches Web Portal

Both outputs support the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative 'Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment.' (Learn More >>)

Green Microchips Created on Cellulose Nanofibril Paper

A collaboration between UW-Madison and the Dept of Agriculture's Forest Products Lab leads to a technique for making biodegradable semiconductor chips out of wood that perform as well as their silicon or GaA counterparts. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI's First Nanotechnology Student Video Contest

The NNCO announces a winner from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Lab. (Learn More >>)

Thin Coating on Condensers Could Make Power Plants More Efficient

Graphene layer one atom thick could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants. (Learn More >>)

DOE's Oak Ridge Lab Develops First Large Scale Graphene Fabrication

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using this new method. (Learn More >>)

New Initiatives to Accelerate the Commercialization of Nanotechnology

At a White House forum representatives from the private and public sectors announced a series of new and expanded activities to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology and expand the nanotechnology workforce. (Learn More >>)

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