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3-D Printed Graphene Aerogels Could Improve Sensors and Batteries

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab research team were able to produce a predetermined architecture for a graphene-based aerogel, which previously had always been random, by using 3-D printing. (Learn More >>)

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Scientists at DOE's Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural process used by plants. (Learn More >>)

Liquid Circuits to be Printed onto Stretchy Pants, More

The technology will make it possible to print circuits onto stretchy fabrics and elastic materials and open up a new class of “soft machines” like pliable robots or wearable computer garments. (Learn More >>)

Wash Post: Why the graphene light bulb could switch on a new era of innovation

This product is expected to have a lower price point than current LEDs. (Learn More >>)

Portable DNA Sequencer Can ID Bacteria and Viruses

The USB-powered sequencer contains thousands of wells, each containing nanopores—narrow protein channels that are only wide enough for a single strand of DNA. (Learn More >>)

Students from the Nano and Emerging Technologies (NExT) Club Participate in NanoDays

The University of Virginia event, organized Professor Jerry Floro, is part of a national educational outreach effort by the NSF NISE Network. Find an event in your neighborhood. (Learn More >>)

New Film Changes Colors When You Stretch It

Researchers at UC Berkeley are reporting that they’ve made a thin film that changes colors when they tug on it. (Learn More >>)

Central Pennsylvania Wins 'Best Use of Nanotechnology' Award at Future City

The team from Central Pennsylvania took home the prize for the NNI's "Best Use of Nanotechnology" at the National Finals in this year's Future City Competition. (Learn More >>)

Sticky Tape Perfect for DIY Nanotech to Kill Bacteria

Northwestern University chemists discover a new nano-enabled use for that roll of tape in your desk drawer. (Learn More >>)

CNN: Will Nanotechnology Allow You to "Swallow the Doctor?"

"We're making microscopic robots that are guided by externally generated magnetic fields for use in the human body," mechanical engineer Brad Nelson told CNN. (Learn More >>)