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Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chih-hung Chang
changch@che.orst.edu
541-737-8548
Oregon State University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Launch of first European nanomedicine characterization lab
Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, is part of the collaborative 'European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory,' a European project funded by the EU framework program 'Horizon 2020.' Its goal is to reach a level of international excellence in nanomedicine characterization for diseases like cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases or infections. This competence will be made accessible to all organizations developing candidate nanomedicines prior to their submission to regulatory agencies to get approval for clinical trials and, later on, for marketing authorization.
European Union/Horizon 2020

Contact: Dr. Michael Hagmann
michael.hagmann@empa.ch
41-587-654-592
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
11th Congress on Laser Electro-Optics Pacific Rim
Optics Express
Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. Published in Optics Express this month, they show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the cellular material into hot, dense plasma, making this a useful table top X-ray source with several potential applications.
Department of Atomic Energy, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Contact: M Krishnamurthy
mkrism@tifr.res.in
91-850-002-7747
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Geology
Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
According to new research at Arizona State University, there may be a way to predict when Yellowstone volcano will erupt again.

Contact: Nikki Cassis
ncassis@asu.edu
904-303-5142
Arizona State University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
NIST 'how-to' website documents procedures for nano-EHS research and testing
As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to accurately measure and characterize them. These challenges affect measurements of basic chemical and physical properties as well as toxicology assessments. To help nano-EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) researchers navigate the often complex measurement issues, NIST has launched a new website devoted to validated laboratory protocols for nano-EHS studies.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Optics Express
Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours
JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3-D movement of individual molecules over many hours -- hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds. The technology was designed to track the machinery of biological cells, down to the tiniest bits of DNA, a single 'base pair' of nucleotides among the 3 billion of these chemical units in human genes. But the instrument could be useful well beyond biology, biochemistry and biophysics, perhaps in manufacturing.
National Science Foundation, NIST

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Drexel's microscale 'Transformers' are joining forces to break through blocked arteries
Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons -- all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like corkscrew-shaped bacteria, are being developed by mechanical engineers at Drexel University as a part of a surgical toolkit being assembled by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technologies

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite
A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, might pave the way to small scale 'gas-to-liquid' technologies converting natural gas to fuels and starting materials for the chemical industry. Investigating the mechanism of the selective oxidation of methane to methanol they identified a trinuclear copper-oxo-cluster as the active center inside the zeolite micropores.
US Department of Energy, EU NEXT-GTL

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
ACS Nano
Chitosan-coated, chemotherapy-packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells
Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant and Pelotonia

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
A single molecule in the building blocks of life
The world is built up of molecules that join together and form different building blocks. New software makes it easier to zoom right in to the individual molecule.

Contact: Victoria Birkedal
vicb@inano.au.dk
45-40-88-84-86
Aarhus University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Graphene flexes its electronic muscles
Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.
The Russian Federation, Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms
A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Contact: Pamela Smyth
psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4777
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nano Energy
New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction.

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

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Theranos -- a health care industry revolution or a marketing phenomenon?
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry Eleftherios P. Diamandis looks over the science behind innovative and revolutionary blood tests invented by Elizabeth Holmes that could apparently reinvent the lab diagnostics. Through scrupulous examination of five key issues, he reaches the conclusion that many of the company's claims do not stand up to scientific review.

Contact: Ulrike Lippe
ulrike.lippe@degruyter.com
49-030-260-05153
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release
Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.

Contact: Andrei Rode
andrei.rode@anu.edu.au
61-416-249-653
Australian National University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
X-rays and electrons join forces to map catalytic reactions in real-time
A new technique pioneered at Brookhaven Lab reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Opening a new route to photonics
Berkeley scientists have developed a technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides, an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Advanced Materials
Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development
A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in robots.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Science
Earth's daily rotation period encoded in an atomic-level protein structure
A collaborative group of Japanese researchers has demonstrated that the Earth's daily rotation period (24 hours) is encoded in the KaiC protein at the atomic level, a small, 10 nm-diameter biomolecule expressed in cyanobacterial cells.The results of this joint research will help elucidate a longstanding question in chronobiology: How is the circadian period of biological clocks determined?

Contact: Shuji Akiyama
akiyamas@ims.ac.jp
81-564-557-363
National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Nature Materials
Research findings point way to designing crack-resistant metals
Discoveries by an ASU engineering research team about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and natural gas, as well as operating systems for nuclear power generation facilities and the framework of aircraft.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Silica 'spiky screws' could enhance industrial coatings, additive manufacturing
It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed objects are produced.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program

Contact: Heidi Hill
hillhm@ornl.gov
865-241-0709
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
ACS Nano
Giving atoms their marching orders
Building self-assembled 'molecular straws' from bis-urea macrocycles, Linda Shimizu of the University of South Carolina has developed a new nanotube system that can be used to directly compare single-file diffusion dynamics with Fickian diffusion dynamics. She and co-author Russ Bowers of the University of Florida use hyperpolarized xenon-129 NMR to study gas transport dynamics in two highly homogeneous nanotubes, one with a narrow-bore, hollow interior that can accommodate xenon gas atoms only in single file.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
ACS Nano
Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future
The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how the nanowire should be designed to give the best properties. The results are published in the scientific journal, ACS Nano.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells
Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no 'living' parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do.
Carl Bennet AB, VINNOVA, Karolinska Institutet, Swedish Research Council, Swedish Brain Power, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Önnesjö Foundation

Contact: KI Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
World's first full-color, flexible, skin-like display developed at UCF
Inspired by octopuses and chameleons, researchers at the University of Central Florida develop technique for using a metallic nanostructure to create the first full-color, flexible display so thin it could be used to create color-changing clothing.
Florida Space Institute, NASA

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

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