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EHS Research Strategy Now Available

An archived version of the webinar to launch the EHS Research Strategy is now available on NNI experts highlighted new elements and took questions from the public on this key strategy document. (Learn More >>)

Quasicrystals Discovery Earns 2011 Nobel Prize

Quasicrystals revealed atoms in a nonrepeating, mosaic pattern thought to be scientifically impossible; this discovery was made possible by what we now consider the tools of nanotechnology. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticles lift, drag, and release cargo

The successful remote manipulation of nano-swimmers could enable drug delivery, water purification, and bioharzard detection. (Learn More >>)

A New World Record

Chemists at Tufts University in Boston, Mass. are submitting their work to Guinness World Records after creating the world's smallest motor, composed of a single molecule and measuring just one nanometer across. (Learn More >>)

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

Just how small is the nanoscale? Our chart illustrates the size of the nanoscale relative to other everyday objects. (Learn More >>)

Today's Puzzle

What do medieval stained glass windows and the 17th century Sword of Damascus have in common? Nanotechnology! (Learn More >>)

Graphene Possibly Detected in Space

This discovery could hold clues to the development of life on Earth. (Learn More >>)

Head of the Class

Search our database for hundreds of the NNI's greatest accomplishments in nanotechnology. (Learn More >>)

Nanotechnology Headed to Jupiter

The NASA spacecraft, Juno, has nanotechnology-enabled shielding to prevent build up of electrostatic charge on key engine components. The protective shields are made of sheets of carbon nanotubes manufactured by Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. (Learn More >>)

Back to the Basics

Whether you are new to nanotechnology or looking for a refresher course, this page will help round out your knowledge of the fundamentals of nanotechnology. (Learn More >>)