NNI in the News

New Architecture for High-Performance Quantum Photonic Circuits

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Scientists at NIST and their collaborators have taken a new step forward in the quest to build quantum photonic circuits—chip-based devices that rely on the quantum properties of light to process and communicate information rapidly and securely.

How Flint’s Fight for Clean Water Inspired ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

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Eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with a device designed to test whether water contains lead.

3D-Printed Device Builds Better Nanofibers

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Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor.

Imaging Probe Printed onto Tip of Optical Fiber

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Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of Molecular Foundry scientists and industry users developed a way to print extremely small devices on the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair.

Carbon Nanotube-Based Fibers Could Rival Copper in Antennas

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Carbon nanotube-based fibres that are configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to researchers at Rice University.

Forget About It: A Material that Mimics the Brain

DOE scientists conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually "forgets." This could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.

#NationalNanoDay: Celebrating Online and Around the Country

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Learn about the great events happening around the country.

National Nanotechnology Day is October 9th

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Events and activities are happening across the country throughout the month of October.

New Skin Patch Helps Reduce 'Love Handles' In Mice

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The mice who wore the patch ended up having 20% less fat on the side of the patch versus the other side of their bodies.

Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests

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Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits.