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NNI's EnvisioNano Summer 2016 Image Contest Winner Announced

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines won for their image Graphene Shows its Stripes. They work on innovative methods to machine nanomaterials like graphene in order to capitalize on the transformative properties of these materials. (Learn More >>)

The Internet of Things Goes Nano

Tiny sensors could take medicine, energy efficiency and many other sectors to a whole new dimension (Learn More >>)

Glitter-sized 'Metalenses' May Soon Power Your Smartphone Camera

A team of U.S. researchers has created high-power lenses from thin, flat arrays of nanosized towers of titanium dioxide that are thinner than a sheet of paper. (Learn More >>)

How to Build a Better Battery Through Nanotechnology

Yi Cui, a materials scientist at Stanford, uses nanotechnology to control the way chemical reactions inside batteries proceed. (Learn More >>)

An Electronic Nose for Sniffing Out Explosive Materials and Toxic Gases

The composite consists of a net of nanofibers that functions like the olfactory cilia of a dog’s nose, catching chemical molecules from the air. (Learn More >>)

Gold nanoparticles may help improve understanding, detection of kidney disease

Researchers at UT Dallas have combined tiny gold nanoparticles with a technique called in vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging to study early stage kidney disease in a live animal model. (Learn More >>)

Artificial Muscle Can Heal Itself

The material comprises long, randomly entangled polymer chains containing silicon, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms mixed with an iron salt. (Learn More >>)

Congratulations Generation Nano Winners!

Wil Wheaton presented the awards and posed for pics with the Generation Nano winners, Eric Liu, Madeleine Chang, and Vuong Mai at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival. (Learn More >>)

Researchers Invent Tougher Nanostructured Plastic with 50% Renewable Content

Although traditional plastics are useful in consumer products, one of the drawbacks is that they are made from petroleum products. (Learn More >>)

NNI Agencies Launch Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

As a part of the White House Water Summit and World Water Day, NNI agencies launched a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge. (Learn More >>)