NNI in the News

Phys.org - March 19, 2019
(Funded by the National Science Foundation)
Using nanotechnology, University of Central Florida researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some cancers. The new technique requires only a few drops of blood, and results are available in minutes instead of hours, because no separate lab is necessary to process the sample.
March 18, 2019
Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have designed a method that theoretically could levitate and propel objects using only light waves.
ScienceDaily - March 15, 2019
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)
A new system for synthesizing quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color, and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control.
March 14, 2019
Researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy. Biological sensors monitor small molecules, ions, and protons and are vital as medical diagnostic tools.
March 13, 2019
By introducing defects into the structure of a metal-organic framework, researchers have found that they could increase the amount of toxic pollutants that the metal-organic framework could hold, as well as the speed with which it could adsorb them.
Research & Development - March 12, 2019
Researchers at Purdue University have created a wearable device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Phys.org - February 19, 2019
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Scientists have developed a direct route to optimize spherical nuclei acids—nanostructures consisting of ball-like forms of DNA and RNA arranged on the surface of a nanoparticle.
Phys.org - February 18, 2019
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the U.S. Department of Energy)
Researchers have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to "talk" to one another using sound. The study is an important step in bringing quantum technology closer to reality.
January 29, 2019
Gitanjali Rao, 13, is on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the design of a small, mobile device that tests for lead in drinking water.
ABC News - December 14, 2018
(Funded by the Office of Naval Research, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s U.S. Army Research Office)
Researchers have come up with a new way to build nanoscale structures using an innovative "shrinking" technique. The new method uses equipment many laboratories already have and is relatively straightforward, so it could make nanoscale fabrication more accessible.