• Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World

    Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World

    To celebrate National STEM/STEAM day (Nov 8.) watch this video to learn how nanotechnology can address some of the world's biggest challenges and improve our everyday lives. Read more

  • EnvisioNano and NanoFilm Contests

    EnvisioNano and NanoFilm Contests

    Undergraduate and graduate students conducting nanotechnology research in the United States and U.S. territories: These two contests are for you! Read more

  • New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma

    New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma

    A research team at Wayne State University has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma. Read more

  • NIOSH Report: Study on the Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanoparticles

    NIOSH Report: Study on the Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanoparticles

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health assessed potential health risks by evaluating more than 50 silver nanoparticle studies in animals or cells. Read more

  • Researchers use nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation

    Researchers use nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation

    Particle physicists are on the hunt for light. Read more

  • Researchers develop novel process to 3-D print one of the strongest materials on earth

    Researchers develop novel process to 3-D print one of the strongest materials on earth

    Researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a novel way to 3-D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries. Read more



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Nanotechnology Commercialization

NNI agencies are collaborating with industry to facilitate the commercialization of federally funded nanotechnology discoveries.
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Teaching about Nanotechnology

K–12 teachers can teach about nanotechnology with these resources.
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Networks and Communities

The NNI supports various networks and communities, including the U.S. Nano and Emerging Tech Student and Teacher Networks, the U.S.-EU Communities of Research, and a fledgling Entrepreneurship Community of Research.
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Learn About Nanotechnology

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This newly updated NNI brochure introduces basic concepts in nanotechnology. Big Things from a Tiny World provides a general overview or nanotechnology and how it is used today.

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