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Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Chemistry - A European Journal
IU chemists craft molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next generation of solar cells, circuits, sensors and other technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
UTA researcher to build internal nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing
What if a diabetic never had to prick a finger to monitor his or her blood-glucose levels, and instead could rely on an internal, nanoscale device to analyze blood continuously and transmit readings to a hand-held scanner? That's the life-transforming medical technology that Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is developing with support from a $100,000 Texas Medical Research Collaborative grant.
Texas Medical Research Collaborative

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Science Advances
New study reveals what's behind a tarantula's blue hue
Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and University of Akron found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study, published in the Nov. 27 issue of Science Advances, is the first to show that individual species evolved separately to make the same shade of a non-iridescent color, one that doesn't change when viewed at different angles.

Contact: Mario Aguilera
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature
Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid
What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the mechanisms underlying complex fluids flow. Now, a team of French physicists has gained new insights into predicting how complex fluids react under stretching conditions due to the interplay between elasticity, plasticity and flow. These findings were recently published in EPJ E.

Contact: Sabine Lehr

Public Release: 27-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
New research exploits extraordinary properties of graphene
Innovative new research led by the University of Exeter has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of wavelengths.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Whisper gallery modes in Silicon nanocones intensify luminescence
Silicon reveals new talents when reduced to nanoscopic dimensions. Silicon nanocones generate 200 times as much infrared luminescence as comparably sized nanocolumns when excited by visible light. Modelling and experimental results show that due to their geometry, cones are able to sustain what is referred to as whispering gallery modes at infrared wavelengths which can intensify the silicon luminescence. New applications are conceivable, including silicon-based nanolasers.

Contact: Antonia Roetger
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Nature Photonics
Tapping particles of light
Weizmann Institute scientists single out individual photons.

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
2D Materials
Graphene microphone outperforms traditional nickel and offers ultrasonic reach
Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction. The researchers created a vibrating membrane -- the part of a condenser microphone which converts the sound to a current -- from graphene, and were able to show up to 15 dB higher sensitivity compared to a commercial microphone, at frequencies up to 11 kHz.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
ACS Nano
Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light
Stanford University scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar-cell efficiency.
Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, Stanford University Global Climate & Energy Project

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Penn researchers discover why E. coli move faster in syrup-like fluids than in water
Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn't understand why. New findings could inform disease models and treatments, or even help design microscopic swimming robots.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification
The article was led by ICN2 researchers in colaboration with UAB researchers, within the POC4PETS European Project, aimed to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary pathogens.

Contact: Alex Argemí
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Advanced Materials
A new form of real gold, almost as light as air
Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a new type of foam made of real gold. It is the lightest form ever produced of the precious metal: a thousand times lighter than its conventional form and yet it is nearly impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. There are many possible applications.

Contact: Dr. Raffaele Mezzenga
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Stanford faculty awarded $2.1 million for promising energy research
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.
Precourt Institute for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
AIAA honors UTA's Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington's Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society's 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Physical Review Letters
MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale
MIT mathematicians have derived a formula for determining the maximum amount of heat exchanged between two objects separated by distances shorter than the width of a single hair. For any two objects situated mere nanometers apart, the formula can be used to calculate the most heat one body may transmit to another, based on two parameters: what the objects are made of, and how far apart they are.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Inkjet hologram printing now possible
Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method, developed by a team of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called rainbow holograms, commonly used for security purposes -- to protect valuable items, such as credit cards and paper currency, from piracy and falsification.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Smart Materials and Structures
Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard
Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. The results are reported today, Nov. 25, 2015, in the journal Smart Materials and Structures.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production
Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

Contact: Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
New method enables biomedical imaging at one-thousandth the cost
MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called fluorescence lifetime imaging, which has applications in DNA sequencing and cancer diagnosis, among other things. So the new work could have implications for both biological research and clinical practice.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos
Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have proposed the use of ion beams for their fabrication. An ultra-fine beam consisting of around 10 neon ions suffices to bring several hundred atoms of an iron-aluminum alloy into disarray and thereby generate a nanomagnet embedded directly in the material.
European Union, European Network for Electron Microscopy

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The technology could serve as a general tool to separate and recover nanoparticles from other complex fluids for medical, environmental, and industrial applications.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Nanomedicine special issue explores integrated role of nanomedical research
Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of nanotechnology to monitor, repair, and control human biological systems at the molecular level. Nanomedicine is published by Future Science Group.

Contact: Leela Ripton
Future Science Group

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' that meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Particle accelerator on a microchip
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million (€12.6 million) to promote the development of a particle accelerator on a microchip. DESY and the University of Hamburg are among the partners involved in this international project, headed by Robert Byer of Stanford University and Peter Hommelhoff of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Within five years, they hope to produce a working prototype of an 'accelerator-on-a-chip'.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Thoms Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

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