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Where Does the Glass for the Supertall Skyscrapers Come from?

Hint: It involves nanotechnology.... (Learn More >>)

A New Spin on Silicon

A group of scientists has stumbled upon a previously unknown characteristic of silicon, one that could make for faster, optical computers. (Learn More >>)

Atomic Origami Turns Graphene Sheets Into Nanomachines

With carefully-planned folds and snips, researchers led by Cornell University's Melina Blees have created microscopic simple machines and structures: springs, pyramids, hinges and more. (Learn More >>)

Gene Therapy Advance Thwarts Brain Cancer

Biodegradable nanoparticles have recently shown promise as a method to deliver genes into cells.The HSVtk gene produces an enzyme that turns the compound ganciclovir into a compound that is toxic to actively dividing brain cancer cells (Learn More >>)

IBM Announces Breakthrough with 7 Nanometer Chip

The company last year announced a $3 billion investment over five years to advance chip technology to meet the growing demand that cloud computing, big data, mobile products and other new technologies are placing on semiconductors. (Learn More >>)

QEEN Workshop: Poster Session Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners! (Learn More >>)

Flexible, Ultra-Thin Display Changes Color Like a Chameleon

The plasmonic nanostructure is covered in tiny wells that reflect some wavelengths of light but absorb others. Sandwiched on top of these are microscopic layers of liquid crystal, which can also select for different wavelengths. (Learn More >>)

NNI Releases Sensors Workshop Report & Launches Web Portal

Both outputs support the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative 'Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment.' (Learn More >>)

Green Microchips Created on Cellulose Nanofibril Paper

A collaboration between UW-Madison and the Dept of Agriculture's Forest Products Lab leads to a technique for making biodegradable semiconductor chips out of wood that perform as well as their silicon or GaA counterparts. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI's First Nanotechnology Student Video Contest

The NNCO announces a winner from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Lab. (Learn More >>)