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Through the Looking Glass

Failure analysts show off the strange images they see in their microscopes. This image won the top prize in this year's IEEE competition. (Learn More >>)

Scientists solve 25 year old question: "How do buckyballs form?"

Experiments at the National Science Foundation-funded "MagLab" shed light on the self-assembly of these carbon networks. (Learn More >>)

First manned nanocomposite boat launched

Designed with carbon fiber composite for fuel efficiency and rough sea stabilization, this boat can travel up to 40 knots and more than 1500 nautical miles-- three times the range of a similar sized boat. (Learn More >>)

Nanogels transport two-pronged attack on cancer

Yale researchers develop a drug delivery system that carries dual-acting medicines in one package. (Learn More >>)

Nano-enabled Stretchable Electronics?

NC State researchers developed highly conductive and elastic conductor from silver nanowires that may open the door to electronics that bend and stretch. (Learn More >>)

NNI Launches Nanotechnology Signature Initiative on Nanosensors

This NSI will open the door to the development of inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly detect, identify, and quantify biological and chemical substances. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticles Cleanup Water A Billion Times Faster

Scientists found that palladium-gold nanoparticles are a billion times faster than the conventionally used iron at destroying TCE--a carcinogen found in the groundwater at more than half of all U.S. Superfund sites. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Infused Paint Can Detect Strain

A new kind of paint made with carbon nanotubes can detect strain and deformations in building, bridges, and airplanes. (Learn More >>)

Nanotech Method for Capturing Firefly Light

Researchers use nanotechnology to harness bioluminescence, offering potential for ultra-high efficiency conversion of chemical energy to light. (Learn More >>)

Nanotech Goes Big

Large sheets made from carbon nanotubes could lead to lighter aircraft and more ­resilient space probes. (Learn More >>)