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Creating indestructible self-healing circuits

Imagine if your smart phone could repair itself, recovering in microseconds from less-than-ideal battery power or even total transistor failure. (Learn More >>)

Practicing medicine at the nanoscale

MIT’s new Institute for Medical Engineering and Science aims to reshape medicine through new scientific knowledge, novel treatments and products, better management of medical data, and improvements in health-care delivery. (Learn More >>)

Nano beads on a string

Researchers believe this structure is more resilient than flat silicon coatings because the beads grow like flexible balloons (Learn More >>)

Engineers Week 2013: Family Day

The NNI sponsored an educational, nanotechnology-focused booth at Family Day, an annual Engineers Week event held at the National Building Museum in DC. The booth featured hands-on demonstrations by UVa volunteers. (Learn More >>)

A Nanoscale Look at Picasso

Researchers at Argonne National Lab used a hard x-ray nanoprobe to examine Pablo Picasso paintings, revealing that the famous artist used common house paint for his work! (Learn More >>)

Magnetic nanoparticles may explain why artificial joints fail

An NSF-funded study embeds nanoparticles into artificial joints to study degradation and wear and potentially curb the need for replacement surgeries. (Learn More >>)

Circuits on Cellulose

Paper electronics could pave the way to a new generation of cheap, flexible gadgets (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticles digging the world's smallest tunnels

Researchers dug tiny tunnels into graphite samples and created nanoporous graphite for potential use in medical applications and battery technology. (Learn More >>)

A new level of control over liquid crystals

Directed assembly is where scientists aim to manufacture nanostructures without individually manipulating each component. Instead, they set out precisely defined starting conditions and let the physics and chemistry do the rest. (Learn More >>)

World's smallest magnet made of only five iron atoms

The peculiar properties of magnets have found their way into a vast number of technologies ranging from information technology to medical imaging. (Learn More >>)