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Three Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel for Nanoscopy Work

Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work that allows optical microscopes to study cells in the tiniest molecular detail, aiding in research of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. (Learn More >>)

New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

The discovery at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab could one day allow us to vacuum excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into usable biofuel. (Learn More >>)

NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

Researchers will explore fundamental materials properties, synthesis & characterization, predictive modeling techniques and scalable fabrication and manufacturing methods to create new devices for photonics, electronics, sensors & energy harvesting. (Learn More >>)

Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat

Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. (Learn More >>)

NanoArt's Tiny Masterpieces

The Wall Street Journal features images from the third International Festival of NanoArt. (Learn More >>)

Graphene sensor will let us see through walls

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland recently developed a graphene-based sensor that lets people see through walls. (Learn More >>)

Atom-Sized Construction Could Shrink Future Gadgets

The Pentagon's recently launched Atoms to Product (A2P) program aims to develop atom-size materials to build state-of-the-art military and consumer products. (Learn More >>)

UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers

Based on research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, armed services personnel may soon have access to wearable health monitoring technology, in the form of a wearable sensor that would gauge stress and fatigue. (Learn More >>)

NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to nanotubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. (Learn More >>)

3D Printed Nanostructured Materials Are Strong, Light, Have Many Uses

Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have devised a way to translate that airy, yet remarkably strong, structure down to the nanoscale — designing a system may set new records for stiffness for a given weight. (Learn More >>)

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