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NanoDays Being Celebrated at More Than 200 Sites Nationwide

UVa's Nanoscience Institute opened its labs over the weekend to visitors as part of NISE Net's NanoDays program. (Learn More >>)

NNI-Sponsored "Best Use of Nanotechnology" Award Goes to Hyde Park Middle School!

Congratulations to Nevada Southern's Hyde Park Middle School for winning the NNI-sponsored Future City Special Award for the "Best Use of Nanotechnology" with their city Koru. (Learn More >>)

Market report on emerging nanotechnology now available

NSF and NNCO-funded independent study identifies more than $1 trillion in global revenue from nano-enabled products in 2013. (Learn More >>)

Graphene Microbattery Ushers in New Age for Biotelemetry

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a battery that has successfully been used in monitoring the movements of salmon through rivers. (Learn More >>)

Graphene conducts electricity ten times better than expected

This finding could help graphene realize its promise in high-end electronics, where researchers have long hoped it could outperform traditional materials such as silicon. (Learn More >>)

Flexible device harnesses the power of your beating heart

Researchers created nanoribbons which were placed on a flexible silicone surface that could be put on an organ and move as it moved. (Learn More >>)

Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

NIST researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in upholstered furniture and other soft furnishings. (Learn More >>)

World's Fastest Thin-Film Organic Transistors

Researchers created thin-film organic transistors that could operate more than five times faster than previous examples of this experimental technology. (Learn More >>)

Vapor nanobubbles rapidly detect malaria through the skin

Researchers at Rice University have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. (Learn More >>)

Scientists grow liquid crystal "flowers" to use as lenses

This represents a significant step forward in "directed assembly," where scientists build minute structures by specifying starting conditions and letting physical and chemical processes do the assembly work, instead of doing it themselves. (Learn More >>)