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Public Release: 16-May-2013
Nature
Nature: X-ray tomography on a living frog embryo
X-ray radiographs provide information about internal structures of organisms such as bones. Alternatively, X-rays can image soft tissues throughout early development of vertebrates. A new X-ray method was presented recently in a Nature article published by a German-American-Russian research team. Time-lapse sequences of cellular resolution were obtained of three dimensional reconstructions showing developing embryos of the clawed frog. Instead of absorption of X-rays, the method is based on their diffraction.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 16-May-2013
Nanotechnology
Moth-inspired nanostructures take the color out of thin films
Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the "thin-film interference" phenomenon commonly observed in nature. This can potentially improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells and other optoelectronic devices.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-May-2013
NASA completes first part of Webb Telescope's 'eye surgery' operation
Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives. That part of the eyes, the MIRI, or Mid-Infrared Instrument, will glimpse the formation of galaxies and see deeper into the universe than ever before.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Chandler
Lynn.chandler-1@nasa.gov
301-286-2806
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting
Study finds plasmin -- delivered through a bubble -- more effective than tPA in busting clots
A new University of Cincinnati study has found that, when delivered via ultrasound, the natural enzyme plasmin is more effective at dissolving stroke-causing clots than the standard of care, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. The novel delivery method involved trapping plasmin into bubble-like liposomes, delivering them to the clot intravenously and bursting it via ultrasound. The research team presented their abstract today at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting.

Contact: Katy Cosse
kcosse@gmail.com
513-309-3180
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Nature Materials
NIST demonstrates significant improvement in the performance of solar-powered hydrogen generation
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale, NIST researchers have shed new light on what may become a cost-effective way to generate hydrogen gas directly from water and sunlight.

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

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Nanotoxicology
Squishy hydrogels may be the ticket for studying biological effects of nanoparticles
A class of water-loving, jelly-like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane, such as superabsorbent diaper liners, to the sophisticated, such as soft contact lenses, could be tapped for a new line of serious work: testing the biological effects of nanoparticles, according to NIST scientists.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Friction in the nano-world
Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear. Investigating the friction behavior of nanosystems, scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have discovered a previously unknown type of friction that sheds new light on some previously unexplainable phenomena.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Nature
First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moiré superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida, and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have directly observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter's butterfly. The study, which focused on moiré-patterned graphene, is published in Nature.

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Nature
Catching graphene butterflies
Wonder material graphene, when combined with other graphene-like materials, paves the way for vast new areas of scientific discovery and previously unheard-of applications, University of Manchester researchers have revealed.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Nature Photonics
UC Riverside scientists discovering new uses for tiny carbon nanotubes
Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics. They can potentially process information faster while using less energy. The challenge has been figuring out how to incorporate these properties into useful electronic devices. Now scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered that by adding ionic liquid -- a kind of liquid salt -- they can modify the optical transparency of single-walled carbon nanotube films in a controlled pattern.
Defense Microelectronics Activity

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6397
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 14-May-2013
July 2013 Cottrell Scholar Conference
Ognjen Miljanic first from UH to be selected a Cottrell Scholar
Ognjen Miljanic, assistant professor of chemistry, is the first University of Houston faculty member to be selected as a 2013 Cottrell Scholar. Miljanic is this year's only recipient from Texas. His research aims to better imitate nature's ability to manufacture many of the molecules necessary for life.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Pitt chemists demonstrate nanoscale alloys so bright they could have potential medical applications
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries, yielding top-of-the-line machines necessary for industry. As scientists move toward nanotechnology, however, the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer scale -- producing materials with properties unlike their predecessors. Now, research at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrates that nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so bright they could have potential applications in medicine.

Contact: B. Rose Huber
rhuber@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 14-May-2013
OU professor recipient of grant from the Simons Foundation Fellows Program in Theoretical Physics
A University of Oklahoma physics professor is the recipient of a grant from the Simons Foundation Fellows Program in Theoretical Physics.
Simons Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 14-May-2013
TechConnect World Conference 2013
First precise MEMS output measurement technique unveiled
The commercial application of MEMS, or micro-electro-mechanical systems, will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing and future devices.

Contact: Joe Meaney
joe@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01864
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Nature Communications
Making gold green: New non-toxic method for mining gold
Northwestern University scientists have struck gold in the laboratory. They have discovered an inexpensive and environmentally benign method that uses simple cornstarch -- instead of cyanide -- to isolate gold from raw materials in a selective manner. This green method extracts gold from crude sources and leaves behind other metals that are often found mixed together with the crude gold.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Advanced Materials
Solar panels as inexpensive as paint? It's possible due to research at UB, elsewhere
Solar panels could become as inexpensive as paint as researchers develop the next generation of photovoltaics. One of the more promising fields of research involves plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic materials.

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Graphene joins the race to redefine the ampere
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump, described in a paper today in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01865
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2013
ACS Nano
Perfectly doped quantum dots yield colors to dye for
This focuses on an ultra-precise method for doping the tiny semiconductors produces vivid hues.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Americal Chemical Society, Department of Energy

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Nature Physics
New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics
Researchers from IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Physics, opens the door to the development of graphene-based spintronic devices, that is, devices based on the spin or rotation of the electron, and could transform the electronics industry.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Nature Communications
Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection
By extending the coherence time of electron states to over half a second, a team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard University has improved the performance of one of the most potent sensors of magnetic fields on the nanoscale -- a diamond defect no bigger than a pair of atoms called a nitrogen vacancy center. The achievement is important news for nanoscale sensors and quantum computing.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science for Peace

Contact: Paul Preuss
paul_preuss@lbl.gov
510-486-6249
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Union Atomic Quantum Technologies, Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom National Measurement Office, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and others

Contact: Media and Corporate Communications
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nature Communications
Spintronics discovery
In research that is helping to lay the groundwork for the electronics of the future, University of Delaware scientists have confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons which scientists had theorized existed, but that had never been proven until now.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1440
University of Delaware

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nano Letters
Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Vikas Berry
vberry@k-state.edu
785-532-5519
Kansas State University

Public Release: 8-May-2013
Physical Review Letters
Researcher construct invisibility cloak for thermal flow
By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat. A structured plate of copper and silicon conducts heat around a central area without the edge being affected. The results are presented in the Physical Review Letters journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

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