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CNT Sensors can be Drawn with Mechanical Pencils

MIT chemists designed a type of pencil lead made of a compressed powder of CNTs, which can be used like a normal pencil to draw sensors onto paper. (Learn More >>)

NIST Physicist David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize

An American scientist discovered a way to manage, measure and control fragile quantum states. Wineland shares the prize with France's Serge Haroche. (Learn More >>)

Join the US Pavilion at nano tech 2013 in Tokyo!

Japan's annual "nano tech" is the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition, hosting more than 50,000 attendees last year. (Learn More >>)

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! 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 >>)