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Graphene Films Could Protect Metals in Harsh Environments

The thin coating is invisible to the human eye and has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more corrosion resistant. (Learn More >>)

IEEE Nano Calls for 2013 Award Nominations

This year's categories are the Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology; the Early Career Award; and the Distinguished Service Award. (Learn More >>)

Cleaning up oil spills with magnets and nanotechnology

MIT researchers say that when mixed with water-repellent nanoparticles that contain iron, the oil can be magnetically separated from the water. (Learn More >>)

Wood-based Nanomaterial May Be as Strong as Bulletproof Vest

At it's new pilot plant in Wisconsin, the U.S. Forest Service has created a nanocrystalline cellulose fiber that is super strong, light weight, and renewable. (Learn More >>)

Now Accepting Questions for NNI Webinar

Tweet or email your suggestions and comments for improving Nano.gov! Questions will be answered and submission read live online today, Sept. 20 at 12:15pm. (Learn More >>)

NNI Center to Develop Self-Powered Health-Monitoring Sensors

Depending on the biological system being monitored, sensors could be worn as a patch on the chest, on the wrist like a watch, or even as a cap that fits over a tooth. (Learn More >>)

'Nanoresonators' might improve cell phone performance

Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain

In a traumatic brain injury, cells release an overwhelming number of toxic free radicals, which affect blood flow. Researchers found that a combination nanoparticle quickly restores normal blood flow to the brain, preventing additional damage. (Learn More >>)

Researchers Build Circuit on Novel 2-Dimensional Material

The one-molecule-thick material is made of molybdenum disulfide and has a natural bandgap, which does not exist in graphene. (Learn More >>)

DNA Encoding Breaks Data Density Record

Researchers have used DNA to encode a genetics textbook with over 50,000 words and 11 images. Theoretically, this high-density storage medium could enable scientists to store the entire Library of Congress in the volume of a sugar cube. (Learn More >>)

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