NNI in the News

Nanowerk - March 27, 2019
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Researchers at the University of Delaware have engineered a silicon-graphene device that can transmit radiofrequency waves in less than a picosecond at a sub-terahertz bandwidth, showing that the combination of silicon and graphene can be used as a photodetector – which senses light and produces current – with more bandwidth and a lower response time than current offerings.
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.
ScienceDaily - December 13, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation)
Engineers have found a cost-effective way to make thin, durable heating patches by using intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with polyester. Their heating performance is nearly 70 percent higher than similar patches created by other researchers.
Phys.org - December 06, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
Engineers have developed a method to make atom-flat sensors that seamlessly integrate with devices to report on what they perceive.
Phys.org - December 05, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research)
Graphene may one day be used to test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, neurodegenerative disease which is diagnosed mostly by ruling out other disorders, according to new research.
Science Daily - December 03, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
One obstacle to therapeutic use of microRNAs, which are in clinical trial for a number of diseases, are ribonucleases, whose job it is to destroy them. Researchers report that a microRNA protective against sepsis can be delivered effectively via a nanocarrier.