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Not slippery when wet

Geckos adhere to surfaces submerged underwater and scientists are now studying this phenomenon to inform future high tech adhesives. (Learn More >>)

Record-breaking resolution at the nanoscale

NIST researchers are part of an international team that made this significant advancement possible. (Learn More >>)

Nanofoams for better body armor

UCSD engineers are developing nanofoams that could prevent traumatic brain injury and blast-related lung injuries, and protect buildings from impacts and blasts. (Learn More >>)

Creating indestructible self-healing circuits

Imagine if your smart phone could repair itself, recovering in microseconds from less-than-ideal battery power or even total transistor failure. (Learn More >>)

Practicing medicine at the nanoscale

MIT’s new Institute for Medical Engineering and Science aims to reshape medicine through new scientific knowledge, novel treatments and products, better management of medical data, and improvements in health-care delivery. (Learn More >>)

Nano beads on a string

Researchers believe this structure is more resilient than flat silicon coatings because the beads grow like flexible balloons (Learn More >>)

Engineers Week 2013: Family Day

The NNI sponsored an educational, nanotechnology-focused booth at Family Day, an annual Engineers Week event held at the National Building Museum in DC. The booth featured hands-on demonstrations by UVa volunteers. (Learn More >>)

A Nanoscale Look at Picasso

Researchers at Argonne National Lab used a hard x-ray nanoprobe to examine Pablo Picasso paintings, revealing that the famous artist used common house paint for his work! (Learn More >>)

Magnetic nanoparticles may explain why artificial joints fail

An NSF-funded study embeds nanoparticles into artificial joints to study degradation and wear and potentially curb the need for replacement surgeries. (Learn More >>)

Circuits on Cellulose

Paper electronics could pave the way to a new generation of cheap, flexible gadgets (Learn More >>)