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Nanomaterial Converts 90% of Captured Light into Heat

This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program. (Learn More >>)

Crystallizing the DNA Nanotechnology Dream

For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features—a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. (Learn More >>)

Optimal Particle Size for Anticancer Nanomedicines Discovered

Researchers evaluated the size-dependent biological profiles of three monodisperse drug-silica nanoconjugates to determine the optimum particle size for tissue penetration and tumor inhibition. (Learn More >>)

Join the Conversation: Data Readiness Levels

A new online forum is now available to discuss the concepts of Data Readiness Levels (DRLs) that were developed by the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Signature Initiative in May 2013. (Learn More >>)

Three Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel for Nanoscopy Work

Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work that allows optical microscopes to study cells in the tiniest molecular detail, aiding in research of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. (Learn More >>)

New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

The discovery at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab could one day allow us to vacuum excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into usable biofuel. (Learn More >>)

NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

Researchers will explore fundamental materials properties, synthesis & characterization, predictive modeling techniques and scalable fabrication and manufacturing methods to create new devices for photonics, electronics, sensors & energy harvesting. (Learn More >>)

Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat

Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. (Learn More >>)

NanoArt's Tiny Masterpieces

The Wall Street Journal features images from the third International Festival of NanoArt. (Learn More >>)

Graphene sensor will let us see through walls

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland recently developed a graphene-based sensor that lets people see through walls. (Learn More >>)