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An Electronic Nose for Sniffing Out Explosive Materials and Toxic Gases

The composite consists of a net of nanofibers that functions like the olfactory cilia of a dog’s nose, catching chemical molecules from the air. (Learn More >>)

Gold nanoparticles may help improve understanding, detection of kidney disease

Researchers at UT Dallas have combined tiny gold nanoparticles with a technique called in vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging to study early stage kidney disease in a live animal model. (Learn More >>)

Artificial Muscle Can Heal Itself

The material comprises long, randomly entangled polymer chains containing silicon, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms mixed with an iron salt. (Learn More >>)

Congratulations Generation Nano Winners!

Wil Wheaton presented the awards and posed for pics with the Generation Nano winners, Eric Liu, Madeleine Chang, and Vuong Mai at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival. (Learn More >>)

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 >>)