• A Nanoscale Agricultural Experiment With Global Potential

    A Nanoscale Agricultural Experiment With Global Potential

    Researchers are experimenting with nano-sized nutrients that might help curb chemical fungicide use and transform agriculture on the cheap. Read more

  • Nanomachines drill holes into cancer cells

    Nanomachines drill holes into cancer cells

    Although the nanodrillers bear no physical resemblance to a machine we would recognize, the molecules strung together by chemists run like an electric motor. Read more

  • Beating the Heat with Nanoparticle Films

    Beating the Heat with Nanoparticle Films

    Thermochromic nanoparticles switch from infrared transparent to infrared reflective when they heat up, which will help to keep office buildings, homes and even cars cool. Read more

  • Nanoneurons Enable Neuromorphic Chips for Voice Recognition

    Nanoneurons Enable Neuromorphic Chips for Voice Recognition

    An international team of scientists has zeroed in on the non-linear oscillations of human neurons that they believe will bring the capabilities of artificial neurons much closer to the ones in our heads. Read more

  • The Power Suit: Not Just for Work

    The Power Suit: Not Just for Work

    Manufacturing USA and NIST are playing a vital role in the integration of nanomaterials and garment fabrics to create a whole new wearable “power suit” that can help monitor patients or generate energy. Read more

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Learn About Nanotechnology

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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnology.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.

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