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‘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 >>)

NASA is Making a Small Carbon Nanotube Telescope for CubeSats

A team of NASA Goddard scientists are developing a lightweight and low-cost telescope small enough to fit inside a mini satellite. (Learn More >>)

NNI's EnvisioNano Summer 2016 Image Contest Winner Announced

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines won for their image Graphene Shows its Stripes. They work on innovative methods to machine nanomaterials like graphene in order to capitalize on the transformative properties of these materials. (Learn More >>)

The Internet of Things Goes Nano

Tiny sensors could take medicine, energy efficiency and many other sectors to a whole new dimension (Learn More >>)

Glitter-sized 'Metalenses' May Soon Power Your Smartphone Camera

A team of U.S. researchers has created high-power lenses from thin, flat arrays of nanosized towers of titanium dioxide that are thinner than a sheet of paper. (Learn More >>)