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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 >>)

World's Smallest 3D World Map

Consisting of 500,000 pixels-- each pixel measuring only 20 nanometers²-- IBM scientists created the world's smallest perfectly formed, three-dimensional world map. (Learn More >>)

New Storage Device Gets Data from Only 12 Atoms

IBM researchers stored and retrieved the digital 1s and 0s in a 12 atom array, pushing the limits of magnetic storage to enable greater capacity while using less energy. (Learn More >>)

Nano-Coated Sponge Can Instantly Stop Bleeding

By coating a sponge with a nanoscale thin film containing thrombin, a blood clotting agent, and tannic acid, a molecule found in tea, the sponge can prevent hemorrhage, the leading cause of death in the battlefield. (Learn More >>)

Lab on a chip could revolutionize rural medicine

Using nanotechnology, scientists created a microfluidic chip about the size of a thumb nail that can test for a wide variety of illnesses, including infectious diseases and rare cancers. (Learn More >>)