• Scientists design bacteria to reflect 'sonar' signals for ultrasound imaging

    Scientists design bacteria to reflect 'sonar' signals for ultrasound imaging

    The ultimate goal is to be able to inject therapeutic bacteria into a patient's body and then use ultrasound machines to generate images that reveal the locations of the microbes. Read more

  • Fast, Inexpensive Tuberculosis Test May be Possible With Nanotechnology

    Fast, Inexpensive Tuberculosis Test May be Possible With Nanotechnology

    Scientists at George Mason University have improved by at least 100 times the accuracy of testing for a sugar shed by tuberculosis bacteria, meaning that a simple dipstick urine test may soon become possible. Read more

  • Can Nanoscience Quench a Thirsty World?

    Can Nanoscience Quench a Thirsty World?

    Within 30 years, at least one out of every four people on Earth will live in countries with “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water, according to the United Nations. Read more

  • Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

    Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops

    This tool may enable scientists to breed plants that use water more efficiently. Read more

  • Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect against the Flu Virus

    Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect against the Flu Virus

    For many of us, a flu shot is a fall routine. Roll up a sleeve, take a needle to the upper arm and hope this year’s vaccine matches whichever viruses circulate through the winter. Read more

Slideshow Archive
 twitter logo LinkedIn logo Google Plus logo YouTube logo
 

Learn About Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World brochure coverNano and Energy brochure cover

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.

NNI-Sponsored Contests:

student video contest logoenvisionano logo