NNI in the News

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The company last year announced a $3 billion investment over five years to advance chip technology to meet the growing demand that cloud computing, big data, mobile products and other new technologies are placing on semiconductors.
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.
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The American Water Works Association indicates that nearly a quarter-million water line breaks occur each year in the U.S., costing public water utilities about $2.8 billion annually.
High-quality BNNT material has been notoriously difficult to make. Even a year ago, you could literally hold the world's supply of synthesized high-quality BNNT material in one hand at the NASA lab.
NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador gave a lecture entitled "Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You've Never Seen" at the Royal Institution to a sold out crowd on October 20, 2015.
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.
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Nanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil.
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.
As a part of the White House Water Summit and World Water Day, NNI agencies launched a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge.
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.