NNI in the News

Archive of news stories highlighted on nano.gov's homepage.
An American scientist discovered a way to manage, measure and control fragile quantum states. Wineland shares the prize with France's Serge Haroche.
map of US showing contamination areas
Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.
Although traditional plastics are useful in consumer products, one of the drawbacks is that they are made from petroleum products.
Paper electronics could pave the way to a new generation of cheap, flexible gadgets
The successful remote manipulation of nano-swimmers could enable drug delivery, water purification, and bioharzard detection.
Collage showing student group, museum demo, and various running photos
On October 9th, 2016, a series of community-led events and activities will help to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future.
This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program.
Researchers from the U.S. and Japan have observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter’s butterfly.
Consisting of 500,000 pixels-- each pixel measuring only 20 nanometers²-- IBM scientists created the world's smallest perfectly formed, three-dimensional world map.
Micrograph of threaded nanofibers
The material could be used for everything from dressing wounds on a battlefield or creating engineered tissue to improving bullet proof vests or creating fashion-forward customizable fabrics.