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DoD and NIH research collaboration leads to early cancer detection startup company

Highly sensitive biosensors detect cancer using a silicon nano-membrane. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Fabric Uses Body Heat to Create Electricity

This thermoelectric fabric made of carbon nanotubes in plastic-- called "Power Felt"-- can convert body heat into electricity. Someday you might charge a cell phone just by sitting on it! (Learn More >>)

Kenmore Middle School Wins Nanotechnology Award

Arlington's Kenmore Middle School took home the prize for the NNI-sponsored award for the best use of nanotechnology in the 2012 Future City National Finals. (Learn More >>)

UVa NExT club teams up with NNI for Engineers Week

Students from University of Virginia's Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT) assisted the NNI nanotechnology demonstrations at Family Day at the National Building Museum. (Learn More >>)

NNI Hosts a Nanotechnology Booth at Engineers Week

An NNI volunteer from demonstrates nanoscale structure by shining a light through a butterfly's wing. (Learn More >>)

Discover Engineering Family Day

The NNI is sponsoring a nanotechnology booth at Family Day at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC on Feb. 18, 2012, part of Engineers' Week. (Learn More >>)

Nanoshell 'Whispering Galleries' Improve Solar Films

These thin hollow spheres trap light, which improves efficiency and paves the way for much cheaper solar panels. (Learn More >>)

Carbon Nanotube 'Forest' Hides 3D Object

By absorbing light instead of scattering it, the CNT coating shown here is able to hide a 3D structure and may be able to cloak an object against a black background. (Learn More >>)

9nm Carbon Nanotube Switch Outdoes Silicon

By creating the smallest CNT ever, IBM made a CNT transistor that's smaller than physically possible for silicon, while using less energy and carrying 4 times the current of its silicon counterpart. (Learn More >>)

Metrics Workshop Slides and Videos Now Online

See video of the plenary talks and all of the presentation slides from the hugely successful NNI & OECD joint workshop, Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. (Learn More >>)

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