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Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers report that an antimicrobial peptide packaged in a silicon nanoparticle dramatically reduced the number of bacteria in the lungs of mice infected with a Gram-negative bacterium that can lead to pneumonia. (Learn More >>)

3D Electronic Nose Demostrates Advantages of Carbon Nanotubes

Stanford scientists create a 3D stacked CNT architecture that could improve both the energy efficiency and speed of computers by a factor of 1000. (Learn More >>)

Carbon Nanotubes Reduce Transistor Footprint to Forty Nanometers

IBM researchers have fabricated a p-channel transistor based on carbon nanotubes that takes up less than half the space of leading silicon technologies while operating at a lower voltage. (Learn More >>)

Scientists 3D-Print Graphene Foam for the First Time

A team of researchers from Texas and China have managed to create graphene foam using a 3D printer. The production method could eventually yield commercial quantities of the material. (Learn More >>)

“Nano-electronic barcoding” opens path to wearable biosensor monitors

A novel approach to lab-on-a-chip diagnostics could lead to health monitoring devices small enough to be worn like a smartwatch, according to researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey. (Learn More >>)

NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition. (Learn More >>)

C&EN: 2-D materials go beyond graphene

Driven by the unique properties of ultrathin materials and their potential for new applications, researchers are crisscrossing the periodic table in search of new examples. (Learn More >>)

Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future

A Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel – COPV for short – took to the skies aboard a sounding rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16. (Learn More >>)

World’s First Nanocar Race Crowns Champion

For the molecular machinist researchers involved, synthesizing and racing the nanocars has presented rich opportunities to push the limits of new technology and learn new science. (Learn More >>)

One Day, a Machine Will Smell Whether You’re Sick

The New York Times talks to researchers from around the world about nanosensors for non-invasive disease diagnosis. (Learn More >>)