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Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
University of Nevada, Reno joins with NevadaNano for flying robot sensor project
With a new contract from the US Army, the University of Nevada, Reno is partnering with NevadaNano to develop a robotic flying vehicle that can be used for environmental health and safety monitoring of large areas. The project combines the autonomous systems expertise of the university with the unique sensor technology NevadaNano has developed for chemical sensing.
US Army

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Nature
Up-converted radio
A new device can turn radio waves into optical waves with far less noise than rival methods. This will help in studies using weak radio or microwave signals, such as MRI, cosmology, and computers.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, European Union, Quality Improvement Organizations

Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
pschewe@umd.edu
301-405-0989
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
WPI is lead institution on $7.4 million army project to design better metals for vehicles
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the US Army that will support the development of metallurgical methods and lightweight alloys that will help the military build more effective and durable vehicles and systems. The award will also fund the development of new magnesium alloys that do not require expensive and scarce rare earth elements. The work will have applications in the aircraft, automotive, and electronics industries.
Department of Defense

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Science
Crystals ripple in response to light
Minuscule waves that propagate across atom-thin layers of crystal could carry information, light, and heat in nanoscale devices. For the first time, the frequency and amplitude of these waves, called surface phonon polaritons, can be tuned by altering the number of layers of crystals, and they travel far making practical applications for these signals feasible.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Brown
scinews@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Advanced Materials
First step towards 'programmable materials'
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever. The material of the future is not only able to damp vibrations completely; it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further.

Contact: Dr. Andrea Bergamini
andrea.bergamini@empa.ch
41-587-654-424
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Rough surface could keep small electronic parts from sticking together
When a piece of gift-wrapping tape sticks to itself, it's frustrating, but when small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well, if at all. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other. The study could accelerate the development of even more advanced, high-performance electronics and small sensors.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Horizons of science in an e-book available for everyone
Science knows everything and is always ready with a clear answer to any problem -- this is what we think of science while leaving school and how the media present it. The real science is, however, different. What's like? The answer can be found in an e-book prepared by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Contact: Marcin Opałło
mopallo@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Small
New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past
Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration and other eye disorders.

Contact: Ruth Howells
ruth.howells@ucl.ac.uk
44-079-906-75947
University College London

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Nature
Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers
Radio waves are used for many measurements and applications, for example, in communication with mobile phones, MRI scans, scientific experiments and cosmic observations. But 'noise' in the detector of the measuring instrument limits how sensitive and precise the measurements can be. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they can avoid noise by means of laser light and can therefore achieve extreme precision of measurements.

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
How 19th century physics could change the future of nanotechnology
University of Cincinnati physics researchers have developed a new way of using an old technique that could help build better nanotechnology.
UC's semiconductor nanowire research is partially funded by the National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Robinette
tom.robinette@uc.edu
513-556-1825
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
Physics in 3-D? That's nothing. Try 0-D
Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Robinette
tom.robinette@uc.edu
513-556-1825
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells
New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Fore!' heads up, wide use of more flexible metallic glass coming your way
Tweaking the shearing characteristics of materials such as glass has important applications well beyond the sporting worldof glass-faced golf clubs, it's a matter of broader impact, aiding such fields as space science, electrical transformers, cell phone cases, and yes, golf clubs, because their mechanical and magnetic properties are highly adjustable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Nature Chemistry
Every step you take
The first direct, temporally resolved observations of intermediate steps in water oxidation using cobalt oxide, an Earth-abundant solid catalyst, revealed kinetic bottlenecks whose elimination would help boost the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis systems.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new renewable energy source?
Physicists at Harvard SEAS envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space. Thanks to recent technological advances, the researchers say, Earth's warmth could soon be transformed into direct-current power, taking advantage of a vast and untapped energy source. Their analysis of the thermodynamics, practical concerns, and technological requirements will be published this week in PNAS.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
Tackling the tiniest technology to make gadgets smaller, faster and more efficient
Exciting plasmons: It could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-566-1823
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Relativity shakes a magnet
The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals.

Contact: Dr. Jairo Sinova
sinova@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-21284
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Chemistry
Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost production of clean methanol
An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation. Scientists from Stanford, SLAC and the Technical University of Denmark combined theory and experimentation to identify a new nickel-gallium catalyst that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into methanol with fewer side-products than the conventional catalyst.
Department of Energy, Danish National Research Foundation, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

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

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Detecting levels of antibiotics in blood paves the way to individualized treatment
A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine.

Contact: Dominique Fourniol
d.fourniol@ucl.ac.uk
44-079-172-71364
University College London

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Optical nano-tweezers take over the control of nano-objects
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences have invented nano-optical tweezers capable of trapping and moving an individual nano-object in three dimensions using only the force of light.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Small
Let there be tissue-penetrating light: Scientists develop new nanoscale method to fight cancer
Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative technique that can carry chemotherapy safely and release it inside cancer cells when triggered by two-photon laser in the infrared red wave length.

Contact: Shaun Mason
smason@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-2805
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Science
Waterloo physicists solve 20-year-old debate surrounding glassy surfaces
University of Waterloo physicists have succeeded in measuring how the surfaces of glassy materials flow like a liquid, even when they should be solid. A series of simple and elegant experiments were the solution to a problem that has been plaguing condensed matter physicists for the past 20 years.

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4451
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
A molecular ballet under the X-ray laser
An international team of researchers has used the world's most powerful X-ray laser to take snapshots of free molecules. The research team headed by Professor Jochen Küpper of the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science choreographed a kind of molecular ballet in the X-ray beam. With this work, the researchers have cleared important hurdles on the way to X-ray images of individual molecules, as they explain in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Dissertations and Features
Advantages emerge in using nanostructured material when forging mechanical components
In his Ph.D. thesis, the Industrial Engineer Daniel Salcedo-Perez has studied the process to forge mechanical components using nanostructured material. Specifically, he has been able to produce matrices to forge a set of mechanical parts like cogs and gears. 'These functional nanostructured components have been produced free of faults, and this is something that had not been done previously,' he pointed out.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Federico Rosei elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Professor Federico Rosei, director of the INRS Energie Materiaux Telecommunications research center, has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC). This international organization brings together eminent researchers and engineers wishing to work together to promote science and technology and contribute to social and economic development. Professor Rosei is recognized around the world for his research in the field of nanomaterials. He is the first INRS researcher to become a member of EURASC.

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
450-687-5010 x8865
INRS

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