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New nanoparticle opens doorway to oral treatment of chronic diseases

A team of researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a new type of nanoparticle that could afford patients the choice – potentially making uncomfortable injections a thing of the past. (Learn More >>)

MIT Freshman Wins Smithsonian's American Ingenuity Award

Bandyopadhyay created a nanoscale infrared detector, which could reduce car crashes by allowing vehicles to sense each other in darkness, detect land mines, and monitor global warming. Unlike other infrared sensors, it operates at room temperature. (Learn More >>)

NASA material engineers are experimenting with atomic layer deposition

Atomic layer deposition is one of many techniques for applying thin films, which can improve computer memory, protect materials against corrosion, oxidation, and wear, and perform as batteries when deposited directly onto chips. (Learn More >>)

Ga Tech center advancing low cost electronics

The NNI-funded Georgia Tech Center for Low Cost Electronics Packaging (PRC) is developing electronic systems that are expected to trend to mega-functional systems at lowest cost in smallest size. (Learn More >>)

Nanogrid, activated by sunlight, breaks down pollutants in water, leaving biodegradable compounds

This NSF-funded project could help clean up oil spills. Research created a new catalyst that can break down hydrocarbons in water, and it does not contaminate the water. (Learn More >>)

Nano-cone textures generate extremely ‘robust’ water-repellent surfaces

Scientists at DOE's Brookhaven Lab found that when it comes to designing extremely water-repellent surfaces, shape and size matter. (Learn More >>)

Berkeley Lab researchers create new material resembling molecular velcro for biosensing applications

Taking inspiration from the human immune system, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety of molecules. (Learn More >>)

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology launches updated NanoFab website

The CNST, NIST’s nanotechnology user facility, launched a major update to the NanoFab website. The shared-use NanoFab gives researchers economical access to and training on a state-of-the-art tool set for cutting-edge nanotechnology development. (Learn More >>)

UPenn spin-off to develop roll to roll graphene production

The NSF-supported spin-off will use technology that allows continous, roll-to-roll production of single-layer graphene at atmospheric pressure, which is much less expensive than conventional graphene production using high vacuum furnaces. (Learn More >>)

If you can't take the heat....try nano

Nanoparticle-coated tungsten can withstand high temperature and potentially enable thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices. TPVs convert both heat and light to power; this discovery could enable a more efficient alternative energy device. (Learn More >>)