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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 >>)

A Higher(er)-Definition Nose

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath. (Learn More >>)

Synapse Mimic may Provide a Link to Brain-like Computers

Engineers and physicists from NIST have now developed a component that they claim behaves in the same way as synapses and may even be able to outperform real synapses in some respects. (Learn More >>)

DARPA Wants to Build an Image Search Engine out of DNA

A digital microfluidics prototype automates DNA data-storage steps at UW's Molecular Information Systems Lab. A single droplet (here dyed blue) could carry multiple terabytes of information. (Learn More >>)

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system. (Learn More >>)

Scientists design bacteria to reflect 'sonar' signals for ultrasound imaging

The ultimate goal is to be able to inject therapeutic bacteria into a patient's body and then use ultrasound machines to generate images that reveal the locations of the microbes. (Learn More >>)

Fast, Inexpensive Tuberculosis Test May be Possible With Nanotechnology

Scientists at George Mason University have improved by at least 100 times the accuracy of testing for a sugar shed by tuberculosis bacteria, meaning that a simple dipstick urine test may soon become possible. (Learn More >>)