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Nanotechnology Research and Development Infrastructure

The National Nanotechnology Initiative has a robust research infrastructure with user facilities and multidisciplinary research and education centers across the United States.
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Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

As a goal of the NNI since inception, responsible development includes understanding potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanomaterials as well as the ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology.
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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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Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives and Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office leads two major efforts to enhance coordination and collaboration among the participating agencies of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and to engage with the public: Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives and Nanotechnology-Enabled Grand Challenges.
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Nanotechnology Research and Development Infrastructure

Under the National Nanotechnology Initiative, several participating agencies have built or supported the development of user facilities and have established and developed multidisciplinary research and education centers across the United States.
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Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

With the advent of new technologies, including nanotechnology, one should consider both potential benefits and unintended risks to human health and the environment that might accompany development.
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Chemists could make “smart glass” smarter by manipulating it at the nanoscale

Chemists have devised a potentially major improvement to both the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale. Smart glass is an energy-efficient product that can slowly change between transparent and tinted at the flip of a switch and is found in newer windows of cars, buildings, and airplanes.

UTA researcher uses nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to combat cancer

Researchers have advanced the idea of using titanium dioxide nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to trigger the death of cancer cells without damaging normal cells around them. The use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles activated by light and ultrasound to treat cancer has been studied extensively, but this advance marks the first time researchers have shown that these nanoparticles can be effectively activated by microwaves to destroy cancer cells.

Nanotechnology treatment shows promise against multiple sclerosis

Scientists have been able to reverse multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice with a nanotechnology treatment derived from bone marrow stem cells. In past experiments, intravenously injected stem cells often got trapped in filter organs before reaching their target. For this study, the researchers avoided that problem by extracting nano-sized particles called exosomes from the stem cells and injecting them into mice with multiple sclerosis.