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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 >>)

Putting Nanorods into Cancer Cells

These otherwise nontoxic nanorods become deadly to cancer when heated with a laser. (Learn More >>)

Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus held event on Job Creation

The event, held Tuesday, November 15 in the Russell Senate Office Building, was hosted by Sen. Wyden of Oregon. (Learn More >>)

Nano-enabled artifical skin has built-in touch sensors

NNI funded researchers at Stanford developed a super stretchy "skin" that is flexible and touch-sensitive enough to be used in human prosthetics. (Learn More >>)

Now Accepting Questions for Today's Webinar

Join the webinar today at noon to learn about the 2011 EHS Research Strategy. Send your questions now to (Learn More >>)

EHS Research Strategy Now Available

An archived version of the webinar to launch the EHS Research Strategy is now available on NNI experts highlighted new elements and took questions from the public on this key strategy document. (Learn More >>)

Quasicrystals Discovery Earns 2011 Nobel Prize

Quasicrystals revealed atoms in a nonrepeating, mosaic pattern thought to be scientifically impossible; this discovery was made possible by what we now consider the tools of nanotechnology. (Learn More >>)