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Researchers Invent Tougher Nanostructured Plastic with 50% Renewable Content

Although traditional plastics are useful in consumer products, one of the drawbacks is that they are made from petroleum products. (Learn More >>)

NNI Agencies Launch Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

As a part of the White House Water Summit and World Water Day, NNI agencies launched a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge. (Learn More >>)

Magnetic Chips Could Dramatically Increase Computing's Energy Efficiency

These findings mean that dramatic reductions in power consumption are possible -- as much as one-millionth the amount of energy per operation used by transistors in modern computers. (Learn More >>)

You Can Now 3D Print One of the World’s Lightest Materials

The minimal density of aerogels allows for a number of possible applications, researchers have found, ranging from soaking up oil spills to “invisibility” cloaks. (Learn More >>)

President Obama Names 22 Nanotechnology Researchers for PECASE

Out of 105 total awards, 22 went to nanotechnology researchers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. (Learn More >>)

Pocket DNA Sequencers Make Real-Time Diagnostics a Reality

Pocket-sized nanopore sequencers are on the verge of giving real-time sequencing abilities to the masses. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Caging Gives a Failed Cancer Drug New Life

Scientists from BIND and AstraZeneca took a failed cancer drug, encased it in a nanoparticle, and gave it to lab rodents implanted with human cancers. Compared to the uncaged drug, the nano-enclosed version was more effective and less toxic. (Learn More >>)

U.S. Company Aids Juno’s Jupiter Mission

New Hampshire-based Nanocomp worked with Lockheed Martin to integrate the new material, Miralon, into the spacecraft. (Learn More >>)

Novel 4D Printing Method Blossoms from Botanical Inspiration

Sciences has evolved their microscale 3D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time. (Learn More >>)

Inspiring with Nano: NNCO Highlights a Suite of Education & Outreach Activities

With the release of three multimedia contests, two video series, and an animation project, the NNCO and NNI member agencies are inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers by expanding K-12 and college outreach. (Learn More >>)

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