• '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

  • How Flint’s Fight for Clean Water Inspired ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

    How Flint’s Fight for Clean Water Inspired ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

    Eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with a device designed to test whether water contains lead. Read more

  •  3D-Printed Device Builds Better Nanofibers

    3D-Printed Device Builds Better Nanofibers

    Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. Read more

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Learn About Nanotechnology

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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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