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Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes
Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries.
US Department of Energy

Contact: emil venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how Michigan Tech researcher Yoke Khin Yap's nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum tunneling.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Yoke Khin Yap
ykyap@mtu.edu
906-487-2900
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria to give it a new function.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Stanford's GCEP awards $7.6 million for energy research
The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $7.6 million for research on advanced energy technologies for industrialized countries and the developing world. The funding will be shared by six research teams at Stanford and three other universities.
Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Physical Review Letters
A fast solidification process makes material crackle
Researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience at Aalto University and their colleagues at Brown University and the University of California, Irvine, have developed a theory that answers this question by combining for the first time the understanding of vibrations in solid material and the solidification of liquid at a microscopic level. The results were published in the renowned scientific publication Physical Review Letters in January.

Contact: Vili Heinonen
vili.heinonen@aalto.fi
358-504-332-834
Aalto University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Science
Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices
Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond. The achievement of this complex yet elegant arrangement may open a path to new materials that take advantage of the optical and mechanical properties of this crystalline structure for applications such as optical transistors, color-changing materials, and lightweight yet tough materials.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Nanomedicine
Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment
UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast cancer, and is available for commercial licensing through UC Davis Office of Research.
National Institutes of Health, Academia Sinica

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
IUPUI chemist receives $1.1 million for research, training of future minority researchers
Supported by an NSF CAREER award, Lisa M. Jones of IUPUI is developing a novel approach to study of cell membrane proteins in their native cellular environment -- work fundamental to gaining a better understanding of protein misfolding, which has been linked to life-limiting human diseases including cystic fibrosis. Her work provides state-of-the-art research training for undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities as well as both undergraduate and graduate students from IUPUI.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Researchers develop hack-proof RFID chips
Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack. If such chips were widely adopted, it could mean that an identity thief couldn't steal your credit card number or key card information by sitting next to you at a café, and high-tech burglars couldn't swipe expensive goods from a warehouse and replace them with dummy tags.
Denso

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
APL Materials
Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN
Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, which has a suite of applications, including the development of advanced power grid technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Heliophysics CubeSat to launch on NASA's SLS
Just a bit bigger than a box of cereal, one of the first CubeSats to travel in interplanetary space will be NASA's miniature space science station, dedicated to studying the dynamic particles and magnetic fields that stream from the sun.
NASA

Contact: Karen Fox
Karen.c.fox@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
NASA's ICESat-2 equipped with unique 3-D manufactured part
NASA's follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won't be the only first for this mission.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Nanoscale
Novel nanoparticle made of common mineral may help keep tumor growth at bay
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
eebsworth-goold@wustl.edu
314-935-2914
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
'Snow' better way to clean coordinate-measuring machine probes
Manufacturers in search of the most effective, fast and green way to keep coordinate-measuring machine probes dirt-free and error-free should use a dry ice technique, known as carbon dioxide 'snow' cleaning.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Emma Lowry
emma.lowry@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-584-67156
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Scientists have put a high precision blood assay into a simple test strip
Researchers have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. It is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. markers, which indicate the onset or development of a disease) in various samples, including opaque solutions or strongly colored liquids.
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and Ministry of Education and Science

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Nature Materials
Nature Materials: Smallest lattice structure worldwide
KIT scientists now present the smallest lattice structure made by man in the Nature Materials journal. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon and are less than 1 µm long and 200 nm in diameter. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of five. The small dimension results in so far unreached ratios of strength to density. Applications as electrodes, filters or optical components might be possible.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
UTA engineers finding uses for ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in medical, consumer fields
A new type of ultra-thin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency.
US Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A highway for spin waves
The success story of information processing by way of moving electrons is slowly coming to an end. The miniaturization creates partly unsolvable physical problems for manufacturers. This is why magnetic spin waves could be the future: they are faster and use less power. Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and TU Dresden have developed a method for controlling the propagation of these information carriers at the nanolevel in a targeted and simple way.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
s.schmitt@hzdr.de
49-351-260-3400
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Switching light with a silver atom
Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications, have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.

Contact: Juerg Leuthold
leuthold@ethz.ch
41-446-338-010
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Physical Review Letters
Spin dynamics in an atomically thin semi-conductor
Researchers at the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College have established the mechanisms for spin motion in molybdenum disulfide, an emerging two-dimensional (2-D) material. Their discovery resolves a research question on the properties of electron spin in single layers of 2-D materials, and paves the way for the next generation of spintronics and low-power devices.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Curing disease by repairing faulty genes
MIT researchers found that anew delivery method boosts efficiency of the CRISPR genome-editing system.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating
A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: UNIST PR Team
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices.

Contact: Xudong Wang
xudong@engr.wisc.edu
608-890-2667
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
New NSF and NBC Learn video series shows off big discoveries from tiny particles
Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lzgorski@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things'
The 'Internet of Things' is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive, and send data. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used. However, they do not yet function at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU project 'Ions4Set' intend to change this.
European Union

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

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