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Students from the Nano and Emerging Technologies (NExT) Club Participate in NanoDays

The University of Virginia event, organized Professor Jerry Floro, is part of a national educational outreach effort by the NSF NISE Network. Find an event in your neighborhood. (Learn More >>)

New Film Changes Colors When You Stretch It

Researchers at UC Berkeley are reporting that they’ve made a thin film that changes colors when they tug on it. (Learn More >>)

Central Pennsylvania Wins 'Best Use of Nanotechnology' Award at Future City

The team from Central Pennsylvania took home the prize for the NNI's "Best Use of Nanotechnology" at the National Finals in this year's Future City Competition. (Learn More >>)

Sticky Tape Perfect for DIY Nanotech to Kill Bacteria

Northwestern University chemists discover a new nano-enabled use for that roll of tape in your desk drawer. (Learn More >>)

CNN: Will Nanotechnology Allow You to "Swallow the Doctor?"

"We're making microscopic robots that are guided by externally generated magnetic fields for use in the human body," mechanical engineer Brad Nelson told CNN. (Learn More >>)

Google is Making Fake Human Skin to Test its Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles

In a video from The Atlantic, employees explain that they'll be using light signals to talk to the wristband through the superficial veins on the underside of the wrist. (Learn More >>)

Designed Molecules Trap Cancer Cells in Deadly Cages

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers. (Learn More >>)

Nanowire Clothing Could Keep People Warm

Scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. (Learn More >>)

Fast, Accurate New Nanoparticle-Based Sensor System for Screening Cancer Drugs

Using an engineered gold nanoparticle and three fluorescent proteins provides "a three-channel sensor that can be trained to detect subtle changes in cell surface properties." (Learn More >>)

NASA Experiments with Self-Assembly Techniques on the International Space Station

The Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE) experiments explored nanoparticles suspended in magnetorheolocial fluids, a type of smart fluid that tends to self-assemble into shapes in the presence of a magnetic field. (Learn More >>)