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World's Smallest 3D World Map

Consisting of 500,000 pixels-- each pixel measuring only 20 nanometers²-- IBM scientists created the world's smallest perfectly formed, three-dimensional world map. (Learn More >>)

New Storage Device Gets Data from Only 12 Atoms

IBM researchers stored and retrieved the digital 1s and 0s in a 12 atom array, pushing the limits of magnetic storage to enable greater capacity while using less energy. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Coated Sponge Can Instantly Stop Bleeding

By coating a sponge with a nanoscale thin film containing thrombin, a blood clotting agent, and tannic acid, a molecule found in tea, the sponge can prevent hemorrhage, the leading cause of death in the battlefield. (Learn More >>)

Lab on a chip could revolutionize rural medicine

Using nanotechnology, scientists created a microfluidic chip about the size of a thumb nail that can test for a wide variety of illnesses, including infectious diseases and rare cancers. (Learn More >>)

The World's Smallest Holiday Card

Invisible to the naked eye, the card is so small that 8276 of them could fit on an area the size of a first class stamp. (Learn More >>)

Berkeley Lab creates flexible, stretchable electronics

Potential applications include coatings that could monitor surfaces for cracks and other structural failures, medical bandages that could treat infections, and food packaging that could detect spoilage. (Learn More >>)

Nano coating promises smudge-proof eye glasses, touch screens

Using candle soot, scientist made a nanotechnology-enabled glass coating that completely repels both oil and water, leaving surfaces perfectly clean. (Learn More >>)

Nano-battery could last three decades

Stanford scientists developed an electrode using crystalline copper nanoparticles, a critical part of a battery that may open the door to a renewable energy power grid, including a grid possibly powered by wind, solar, or hydroelectric energy. (Learn More >>)

First-ever human trials for synthetic nanoparticle vaccine

Phase 1 clinical trials will test this nanotechnology-enabled vaccine that is intended to help people stop smoking and help prevent relapse. (Learn More >>)

Scientists Create Lightest Material on Earth

Enabled in part by nanotechnology, this "ultralight metallic microlattice" is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and floats down like a feather when dropped. (Learn More >>)

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