NNI in the News

Consisting of 500,000 pixels-- each pixel measuring only 20 nanometers²-- IBM scientists created the world's smallest perfectly formed, three-dimensional world map.
Picture of Nobel Prize winners sitting at a table
These three scientists helped develop the smallest machines known to man.
Researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a novel way to 3-D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries.
The nanoparticles—dubbed nanoflares—attach themselves to individual cancer cells in a blood sample and then glow, allowing cancerous cells to be detected and sorted with the help of a laser.
The invention shows that carbon fiber transistors can be assembled into a general purpose computer, which can run a basic operating system, perform calculations and switch between different processes running at the same time.
Using femtosecond pulses from an 800-nm laser, researchers created this 285 micron racecar in just 4 minutes.
Solar Powered Drinking Water Device
A single tissue box-sized device can harvest up to 2.8 liters, or about three quarts, of water in one day at low humidity — that’s a bit more than the half gallon of water experts recommend a person drink over the course of a day.
Scientists at DOE's Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural process used by plants.
By changing its shape and binding to consecutive parts of the tube's surface, these natural molecules are able to travel as far as a micrometer (1,000 nanometers) by taking steps of 8 nanometers at a time.
Failure analysts show off the strange images they see in their microscopes. This image won the top prize in this year's IEEE competition.