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CNTs Could Make Airplane Frames Lighter, More Damage-Resistant

MIT aerospace engineers "stitched" together the layers of composite materials together using carbon nanotubes. (Learn More >>)

Engineered 'Sand' May Help Cool Electronic Devices

Researcher at Georgia Tech shows that silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer can inexpensively provide improved cooling for increasingly power-hungry electronic devices. (Learn More >>)

NASA is Making a Small Carbon Nanotube Telescope for CubeSats

A team of NASA Goddard scientists are developing a lightweight and low-cost telescope small enough to fit inside a mini satellite. (Learn More >>)

NNI's EnvisioNano Summer 2016 Image Contest Winner Announced

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines won for their image Graphene Shows its Stripes. They work on innovative methods to machine nanomaterials like graphene in order to capitalize on the transformative properties of these materials. (Learn More >>)

The Internet of Things Goes Nano

Tiny sensors could take medicine, energy efficiency and many other sectors to a whole new dimension (Learn More >>)

Glitter-sized 'Metalenses' May Soon Power Your Smartphone Camera

A team of U.S. researchers has created high-power lenses from thin, flat arrays of nanosized towers of titanium dioxide that are thinner than a sheet of paper. (Learn More >>)

How to Build a Better Battery Through Nanotechnology

Yi Cui, a materials scientist at Stanford, uses nanotechnology to control the way chemical reactions inside batteries proceed. (Learn More >>)

An Electronic Nose for Sniffing Out Explosive Materials and Toxic Gases

The composite consists of a net of nanofibers that functions like the olfactory cilia of a dog’s nose, catching chemical molecules from the air. (Learn More >>)

Gold nanoparticles may help improve understanding, detection of kidney disease

Researchers at UT Dallas have combined tiny gold nanoparticles with a technique called in vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging to study early stage kidney disease in a live animal model. (Learn More >>)

Artificial Muscle Can Heal Itself

The material comprises long, randomly entangled polymer chains containing silicon, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms mixed with an iron salt. (Learn More >>)