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New MIT Microscope Takes Near Real-Time Videos on a Nanoscale

"Just as video allowed scientists to see bacteria in motion, this new microscope will give them a similarly dynamic perspective on chemical and biological processes that up until now have been only glimpsed." (Learn More >>)

Ceramic Nanoparticles in Molten Metal Creates New Superstrong, Lightweight Metals

Created at UCLA, this new metal is composed of magnesium infused with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. (Learn More >>)

NIOSH Nanotechnology Field Research Team Wins AIHA's Baier Award

The American Industrial Hygiene Association has named the NIOSH team winner the 2015 Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award. (Learn More >>)

Breakthrough imaging tool maps cells' composition in 3D

This machine allows researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed. (Learn More >>)

NPR: The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

This is the latest in a series of ingestable computers that tracks how patients take prescribed medications. (Learn More >>)

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 >>)