NNI in the News

Archive of news stories highlighted on nano.gov's homepage.
By coating a sponge with a nanoscale thin film containing thrombin, a blood clotting agent, and tannic acid, a molecule found in tea, the sponge can prevent hemorrhage, the leading cause of death in the battlefield.
The USB-powered sequencer contains thousands of wells, each containing nanopores—narrow protein channels that are only wide enough for a single strand of DNA.
See the archived webcast from the R3 workshop, held in Washington, DC on Sept. 10-11, 2013. This public workshop highlighted practical tools that might be used by Federal and non-Federal decision makers in their consideration of potential risks.
Power suit image with circuit illustration overlay
Manufacturing USA and NIST are playing a vital role in the integration of nanomaterials and garment fabrics to create a whole new wearable “power suit” that can help monitor patients or generate energy.
Dr. Robert Pohanka joins NNCO after serving as Director of the DoD's Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI), where he led and directed the strategy for finding private sector technologies and bringing them to the marketplace.
Biodegradable nanoparticles have recently shown promise as a method to deliver genes into cells.The HSVtk gene produces an enzyme that turns the compound ganciclovir into a compound that is toxic to actively dividing brain cancer cells
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers.
A team of scientists led by Virginia Commonwealth University physicist Jason Reed, Ph.D., have developed new nanomapping technology that could transform the way disease-causing genetic mutations are diagnosed and discovered.
Designed with carbon fiber composite for fuel efficiency and rough sea stabilization, this boat can travel up to 40 knots and more than 1500 nautical miles-- three times the range of a similar sized boat.
A recent study of capital costs for building new solar factories suggests that bringing down the cost of purifying silicon could make a difference in the solar market.