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New Apparel Could Ward Off Chemical Weapons

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an NNI-member agency, engineered the nanotubes to hold a copper-based catalyst that breaks down a key chemical bond in nerve agents. (Learn More >>)

Scientists made color-changing paint out of gold nanoparticles

These sensors made of gold nanoparticles change colors as you press on them. They can be painted on or applied like a bandage, and they convey differences in pressure at certain points of impact. (Learn More >>)

MIT attempts to thwart counterfeiters with nanocrystals

MIT researchers created anoparticles that come in a range of customizable colors, can be embedded invisibly just about anywhere, and can be authenticated using nothing more than an accessorized smartphone. (Learn More >>)

Targeting Cancer with a Triple Threat

MIT chemists have devised a new way to build nanoparticles that can carry and deliver precise ratios of three or more different drugs. (Learn More >>)

Popping nanoballoons to fight cancer

Developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo, these miniscule particles can deliver anti-cancer medications straight to the tumor itself, without causing unwanted damage along the way. (Learn More >>)

Engineers design ‘living materials’

MIT researchers created hybrid materials that combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that can conduct electricity or emit light. (Learn More >>)

NanoDays Being Celebrated at More Than 200 Sites Nationwide

UVa's Nanoscience Institute opened its labs over the weekend to visitors as part of NISE Net's NanoDays program. (Learn More >>)

NNI-Sponsored "Best Use of Nanotechnology" Award Goes to Hyde Park Middle School!

Congratulations to Nevada Southern's Hyde Park Middle School for winning the NNI-sponsored Future City Special Award for the "Best Use of Nanotechnology" with their city Koru. (Learn More >>)

Market report on emerging nanotechnology now available

NSF and NNCO-funded independent study identifies more than $1 trillion in global revenue from nano-enabled products in 2013. (Learn More >>)

Graphene Microbattery Ushers in New Age for Biotelemetry

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a battery that has successfully been used in monitoring the movements of salmon through rivers. (Learn More >>)

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