NNI in the News

Once a Performance Barrier, This Material Quirk Could Strengthen Our Telecommunication Connections

August 20, 2018
Researchers who study and manipulate the behavior of materials at the atomic level have discovered a way to make a thin material that enhances the flow of microwave energy.

Nanocrystals show impressive results protecting fruit crops from frost damage

July 24, 2018
U.S. researchers say there is exciting potential for plant-based nanocrystals to play a huge role in protecting buds and flowers from frost damage in the future.

Sunlight Might Be the Key to Turning Our Oceans Into Drinkable Water

July 15, 2018
Two-thirds of the world is water, but only a fraction of it serves any real purpose for life on Earth.

Adding an inert polymer to plastic solar cells enables high efficiency and easy production

July 05, 2018
Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Rapid Zika Detection Test Uses Smartphone Technology

June 29, 2018
The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, remains a public health concern.

'Stealth sheet' hides hot objects from prying infrared eyes

June 21, 2018
Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets, even in the dead of night or through heavy fog.

Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

June 05, 2018
There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection in the race between developing new antibiotics and the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria.

Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide

May 21, 2018
A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

April 30, 2018
Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting.

Our phones could soon be sending data by light

April 27, 2018
Researchers have developed a method to fabricate silicon chips that can communicate with light and are no more expensive than current chip technology.