• Scientists shape DNA into doughnuts, teddy bears, and an image of the Mona Lisa

    Scientists shape DNA into doughnuts, teddy bears, and an image of the Mona Lisa

    Scientists have made a big advance in building shapes out of the so-called building blocks of life. Read more

  • Graphene nano tweezers can grab individual biomolecules

    Graphene nano tweezers can grab individual biomolecules

    Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene—tiny electronic “tweezers” that can grab biomolecules floating in water with incredible efficiency. Read more

  • Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations

    Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations

    A team of scientists led by Virginia Commonwealth University physicist Jason Reed, Ph.D., have developed new nanomapping technology that could transform the way disease-causing genetic mutations are diagnosed and discovered. Read more

  • 'Smart' Paper Can Conduct Electricity, Detect Water

    'Smart' Paper Can Conduct Electricity, Detect Water

    The American Water Works Association indicates that nearly a quarter-million water line breaks occur each year in the U.S., costing public water utilities about $2.8 billion annually. Read more

  • New Architecture for High-Performance Quantum Photonic Circuits

    New Architecture for High-Performance Quantum Photonic Circuits

    Scientists at NIST and their collaborators have taken a new step forward in the quest to build quantum photonic circuits—chip-based devices that rely on the quantum properties of light to process and communicate information rapidly and securely. Read more

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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnology.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.

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