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2-D Materials Produce Optically Active Quantum Dots for First Time

Tungsten diselenide (WSe2) is proving to be an attractive platform for producing solid-state quantum dots for emitting light. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI’s ‘EnvisioNano’ Nanotechnology Image Contest

Kyle Nowlin from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering won the top honors for his image entitled Polymer Nanocone Array. (Learn More >>)

C&EN Talks With NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador

Dr. Meador is on loan from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, where he led nanotechnology research and development. (Learn More >>)

3-D Printed Graphene Aerogels Could Improve Sensors and Batteries

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab research team were able to produce a predetermined architecture for a graphene-based aerogel, which previously had always been random, by using 3-D printing. (Learn More >>)

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Scientists at DOE's Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural process used by plants. (Learn More >>)

Liquid Circuits to be Printed onto Stretchy Pants, More

The technology will make it possible to print circuits onto stretchy fabrics and elastic materials and open up a new class of “soft machines” like pliable robots or wearable computer garments. (Learn More >>)

Wash Post: Why the graphene light bulb could switch on a new era of innovation

This product is expected to have a lower price point than current LEDs. (Learn More >>)

Portable DNA Sequencer Can ID Bacteria and Viruses

The USB-powered sequencer contains thousands of wells, each containing nanopores—narrow protein channels that are only wide enough for a single strand of DNA. (Learn More >>)

Students from the Nano and Emerging Technologies (NExT) Club Participate in NanoDays

The University of Virginia event, organized Professor Jerry Floro, is part of a national educational outreach effort by the NSF NISE Network. Find an event in your neighborhood. (Learn More >>)

New Film Changes Colors When You Stretch It

Researchers at UC Berkeley are reporting that they’ve made a thin film that changes colors when they tug on it. (Learn More >>)

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