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Self-Assembling, Tunable Interfaces Found in Quantum Materials

A potential revolution in device engineering could be underway, thanks to the discovery of functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can self-assemble spontaneously. (Learn More >>)

2-D Materials Enable Swarms of Floating Microbots

Researchers at MIT have devised a way to graft nanoscale electronic devices onto floating microscale particles to monitor everything from gases in a range of environments to the human digestive system. (Learn More >>)

Scientists Build Army of Metal-Organic Nanoflowers to Treat Cancer

Doctors have used radiation to treat cancer for over a century, but it's always been a delicate art to direct treatment while avoiding healthy tissue. (Learn More >>)

March 22nd is World Water Day

In honor of World Water Day, is releasing new podcasts and Nano Nuggets on nanotechnology’s role in providing clean water. (Learn More >>)

Argonne Invents Reusable Sponge That Soaks Up Oil

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface. (Learn More >>)

One-step Catalyst Turns Nitrates into Water and Air

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. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticle Removes Cadmium from Freshwater System

Nanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil. (Learn More >>)

Sandia Wins FLC's Excellence in Tech Transfer Award

DOE's Sandia National Laboratories was tapped by the Federal Lab Consortium for their work in Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conservation and Temperature Regulation. (Learn More >>)

Forbes: Last Barrier to Ultra-Miniaturized Electronics is Broken

Instead of using conventional metal inductors, they used graphene to make the highest inductance-density material ever created. (Learn More >>)

Study Shows How to Retrain the Immune System to Ease Food Allergies

Nanoparticles are used to deliver a therapeutic payload that quells an allergic reaction. (Learn More >>)