• NanoArt's Tiny Masterpieces

    The Wall Street Journal features images from the third International Festival of NanoArt. Read more

  • Graphene sensor will let us see through walls

    A team of researchers from the University of Maryland recently developed a graphene-based sensor that lets people see through walls. Read more

  • Atom-Sized Construction Could Shrink Future Gadgets

    The Pentagon's recently launched Atoms to Product (A2P) program aims to develop atom-size materials to build state-of-the-art military and consumer products. Read more

  • UMass patch would spot stressed-out soldiers

    Based on research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, armed services personnel may soon have access to wearable health monitoring technology, in the form of a wearable sensor that would gauge stress and fatigue. Read more

  • NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to nanotubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. Read more

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EOP logoNanotechnology Alert: DoD requesting info on proposed manufacturing centers

President Obama proposes the creation of 45 centers through a major new initiative, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Proposed focus areas may have nano-enabled solutions.
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EHS progress review coverNNI Releases EHS Progress Review

The "Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy" is a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology.

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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnolgy.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.

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The NNI Dashboard shows annual spending for the agencies participating in the NNI. This cross-cut budget information can be sorted by agency and by Program Component Area to better identify funding trends.