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NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition. (Learn More >>)

C&EN: 2-D materials go beyond graphene

Driven by the unique properties of ultrathin materials and their potential for new applications, researchers are crisscrossing the periodic table in search of new examples. (Learn More >>)

Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future

A Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel – COPV for short – took to the skies aboard a sounding rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16. (Learn More >>)

World’s First Nanocar Race Crowns Champion

For the molecular machinist researchers involved, synthesizing and racing the nanocars has presented rich opportunities to push the limits of new technology and learn new science. (Learn More >>)

One Day, a Machine Will Smell Whether You’re Sick

The New York Times talks to researchers from around the world about nanosensors for non-invasive disease diagnosis. (Learn More >>)

Graphene 'Copy Machine' May Produce Cheap Semiconductor Wafers

The new method uses graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material. (Learn More >>)

'Spray-On' Memory to Store Data on Any Surface or Object

Students at Duke University used an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks to create a material capable of storing data that is also incredibly flexible. (Learn More >>)

Solar Powered, Nano-Enabled Device Pulls Drinking Water Out of Air

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. (Learn More >>)

Portable Nanofiber Offers Significant Possibilities

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. (Learn More >>)

DNA Could Store All of the World's Data in One Room

U.S. researchers report that they’ve come up with a new way to encode digital data in DNA to create the highest-density large-scale data storage scheme ever invented. (Learn More >>)

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