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Nano-decoy Lures Human Influenza A Virus To Its Doom

When misted into the lungs, a carefully constructed spherical nanoparticle coated in sialic acid traps influenza A, holding it until the virus self-destructs. (Learn More >>)

MIT Develops Beautiful Image Gallery for National Nanotechnology Day

In honor of the first annual National Nanotechnology Day, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT presents an interactive peek into how researchers across the MIT campus are using nanomaterials to explore and improve the world. (Learn More >>)

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Nanoscale Machines

These three scientists helped develop the smallest machines known to man. (Learn More >>)

What Are You Doing for National Nanotechnology Day?

On October 9th, 2016, a series of community-led events and activities will help to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. (Learn More >>)

‘Octobot’ Is The World’s First Soft-Bodied Robot

The researchers created a new elastomeric material containing fumed silica nanoparticles that exhibits thixotropic behavior. (Learn More >>)

Smarter Self-Assembly Opens New Pathways for Nanotechnology

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have just developed a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticle Delivers Cancer Drugs to Tumor Blood Vessels

A tumor’s blood vessels may express proteins—such as P-selectin—that researchers can potentially exploit, by engineering their nanoparticles to recognize and latch onto those proteins, which enables them to reach the tumor. (Learn More >>)

IBM Makes Lab-on-a-Chip that Could Detect Cancer, Diseases At Home

IBM researchers are has been able to redesign silicon-based technologies to create a diagnostic device that can separate viruses, DNA, and other nanoscale-size biological targets through simple samples. (Learn More >>)

CNTs Could Make Airplane Frames Lighter, More Damage-Resistant

MIT aerospace engineers "stitched" together the layers of composite materials together using carbon nanotubes. (Learn More >>)

Engineered 'Sand' May Help Cool Electronic Devices

Researcher at Georgia Tech shows that silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer can inexpensively provide improved cooling for increasingly power-hungry electronic devices. (Learn More >>)