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Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the green energy source for the next generation
A novel micro-technology, which captures the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
NUS making waves in the brave new world of synthetic biology
The National University of Singapore launched a new research initiative called the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation to further develop research capacity and capabilities in the emerging and fast-growing field, which has the potential to be the next engine for economic growth for technologically advanced countries, including Singapore.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Nature Physics
A necklace of fractional vortices
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have arrived at how what is known as time-reversal symmetry can break in one class of superconducting material. The results have been published in the highly ranked Nature Physics journal, which also put the Chalmers researchers' study on the cover.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Center funded under White House initiative
The US Department of Energy has awarded an $8 million grant to USC Viterbi to create a center to pioneer discoveries in nanomaterials.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Amy Blumenthal
University of Southern California

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
The Journal of Supercritical Fluids
Semiconductor nanoparticles show high luminescence in a polymer matrix
Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College have demonstrated the formation of composite nanoparticles of luminescent ZnO quantum dots and polymer by dispersion polymerization in supercritical CO2. Embedding quantum dots in polymeric matrices enhances their stability and prevents agglomeration. This research shows that the supercritical-fluid-assisted process provides an environmentally benign process for producing stabilized luminescent materials.
Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation-Promotion Program of Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Japan

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Phoenix effect: Resurrected proteins double their natural activity
Researchers from ITMO University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem discovered a novel mechanism of protein resurrection, which not only restores the active function of the protein, but also increases its original activity by almost two times. The scientists termed the observed phenomenon the Phoenix effect, drawing from the cross-culture mythology which uses the Phoenix legend as a symbol for rebirth into even stronger self. The results of the study were published today in Scientific Reports.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Joseph DeSimone receives $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine
Professor Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, Northwestern University announced today. The Kabiller Prize is among the largest monetary awards in the US for outstanding achievement in the field of nanotechnology and its application to medicine and biology. In addition, Warren Chan, a professor at the University of Toronto, is the recipient of the inaugural $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award.

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Bold research into recycling CO2
The scientific aims are bold, but the gains can be enormous. The new CADIAC research center at Aarhus University will be the most ambitious venture in the world to date to find the best methods to convert CO2 into medicine, plastic and useful chemicals. Even on Mars.
Danish National Research Foundation

Contact: Troels Skrydstrup
Aarhus University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Crystal clear: Thousand-fold fluorescence enhancement in an all-polymer thin film
Griffith University scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough in the field of fluorescence enhancement via a discovery they believe could drive the next advances in sensor technology, energy saving and harvesting, lasers and optoelectronics.

Contact: Michael Jacobson
Griffith University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Making batteries with portabella mushrooms
Can portabella mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering think so.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Nanomachines: Pirouetting in the spotlight
Scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room temperature. This unique combination of features opens up novel applications in nano-engineering.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Physicists map the strain, pixel by pixel, in wonder material graphene
In a study published in Nature, a team of scientists map the strain in graphene, a 2-D sheet of carbon that is strong, flexible and can expand without breaking. Though the material has found its way into several applications, ranging from tennis rackets to smartphone touch screens, several obstacles are holding up further commercialization of graphene. One of these is the presence of defects that impose strain on graphene's lattice structure and adversely affects its electronic and optical properties.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Rice news release: Smaller is better for nanotube analysis
Variance spectroscopy, invented at Rice University, lets researchers learn more about mixed batches of fluorescent nanotubes by focusing on small areas of samples and comparing their contents.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Advanced Materials
Wearable electronic health patches may now be cheaper and easier to make
A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body's vital signs for human health and performance tracking. The researchers believe their new method is compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing.
National Science Foundation CAREER grant

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Advanced Materials
Researchers disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer
Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. The work was tested successfully in an animal model.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
New processes in modern ReRAM memory cells decoded
Resistive memory cells or ReRAMs for short are deemed to be the new super information-storage solution of the future. At present, two basic concepts are being pursued, which, up to now, were associated with different types of active ions. But this is not quite correct, as Jülich researchers working together with their Korean, Japanese and American colleagues were surprised to discover. The effect enables switching characteristics to be modified as required.
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Hopes of improved brain implants
Neurons thrive and grow in a new type of nanowire material developed by researchers in Nanophysics and Ophthalmology at Lund University in Sweden. In time, the results might improve both neural and retinal implants, and reduce the risk of them losing their effectiveness over time, which is currently a problem.

Contact: Christelle Prinz
Lund University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Zenyatta Albany graphite has unique properties for graphene applications
According to Dr. Regev, 'Thermogravimetric Analysis on the material found it to be completely different from any other natural graphite flake products studied so far in our lab. The Zenyatta graphite appears to be composed of smaller and cleaner particles with a narrower particle size distribution. It is the same order of magnitude as more expensive, commercially available Graphene Nano Platelets. These ideal properties probably stem from the unique geological process by which the Albany graphite deposit was formed.'

Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
First optical rectenna -- combined rectifier and antenna -- converts light to DC current
Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, US Army Research Office

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Sep-2015
Nature Materials
Biomimetic dental prosthesis
ETH material researchers are developing a procedure that allows them to mimic the complex fine structure of biological composite materials, such as teeth or seashells. They can thus create synthetic materials that are as hard and tough as their natural counterparts.

Contact: André Studart
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
A different type of 2-D semiconductor
Berkeley Lab researchers have produced the first atomically thin 2-D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. These ionic materials exhibit optical properties not found in 2-D covalent semiconductors such as graphene, making them promising alternatives to silicon for future electronic devices.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons
To provide a means for both comparing and selecting energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific applications, the Georgia Tech research group that pioneered the triboelectric nanogenerator technology has now proposed a set of standards for quantifying device performance.

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Nature Materials
Designed defects in liquid crystals can guide construction of nanomaterials
Imperfections running through liquid crystals can be used as miniscule tubing, channeling molecules into specific positions to form new materials and nanoscale structures, according to engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The discovery could have applications in fields as diverse as electronics and medicine.

Contact: Nicholas Abbott
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Angewandte Chemie
Scientists build wrench 1.7 nanometers wide
University of Vermont chemists have invented a nanoscale wrench that allows them to precisely control nanoscale shapes. Their use of 'chirality-assisted synthesis' is a fundamentally new approach to shaping large molecules -- one of the foundational needs for making complex synthetic materials, including new polymers and medicines.

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Los Alamos explores hybrid ultrasmall gold nanocluster for enzymatic fuel cells
With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Los Alamos researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new DNA-templated gold nanocluster (AuNC) that could resolve a critical methodological barrier for efficient biofuel cell design.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

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