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

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

3D-Printed Device Builds Better Nanofibers

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. (Learn More >>)

Imaging Probe Printed onto Tip of Optical Fiber

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. (Learn More >>)

Carbon Nanotube-Based Fibers Could Rival Copper in Antennas

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. (Learn More >>)

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. (Learn More >>)

#NationalNanoDay: Celebrating Online and Around the Country

Learn about the great events happening around the country. (Learn More >>)

National Nanotechnology Day is October 9th

Events and activities are happening across the country throughout the month of October. (Learn More >>)

New Skin Patch Helps Reduce 'Love Handles' In Mice

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. (Learn More >>)

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

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. (Learn More >>)

Beating the Heat with Nanoparticle Films

Thermochromic nanoparticles switch from infrared transparent to infrared reflective when they heat up, which will help to keep office buildings, homes and even cars cool. (Learn More >>)