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Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source
A plasma-containing crystal, tunable by varying a voltage, could increase the bandwidth of high-speed communication networks and generally enhance high-speed electronics.
US Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Neal Singer
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research
Stanford University's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, TomKat Center

Contact: Mark Golden
Stanford University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
EU sponsors fabrication of molecular electronic components on the sub-nanometer scale
Professor Angelika Kühnle and her work group at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are participating in a new EU project focusing on information and communication technology.

Contact: Dr. Angelika Kühnle
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Using genetic algorithms to discover new nanostructured materials
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using genetic algorithms. The study, published in PNAS's Oct. 28 Early Online edition, is the first to demonstrate the application of this methodology to the design of self-assembled nanostructures, and could help speed up the materials discovery process. It also shows the potential of machine learning and "big data" approaches.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers measure flow from a nanoscale fluid jet
Northwestern University researcher Sandip Ghosal and a team of collaborators from the UK and Spain have measured the flow from a fluid jet so tiny that it would require more than 8,000 years to fill a two-liter soda bottle.

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Materials Science and Technology Conference
UC develops unique nano carrier to target drug delivery to cancer cells
University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a unique nanostructure that can, because of its dual-surface structure, serve as an improved "all-in-one tool" against cancer.
National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shanghai Nano-program

Contact: M.B. Reilly
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Scientists to gain from view inside of fuel cells
Powerful scanners that give scientists a direct line of sight into hydrogen fuel cells are the latest tools Simon Fraser University researchers will use to help Ballard Power Systems Inc create more durable, lower-cost fuel cells. Use of these fuel cells in vehicles can substantially reduce harmful emissions in the transportation sector.
Automotive Partnership Canada

Contact: Marianne Meadahl
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Super-thin membranes clear the way for chip-sized pumps
A super-thin silicon membrane developed at the University of Rochester could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source of lab-on-a-chip devices, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.

Contact: Peter Iglinski
University of Rochester

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Making complex nanoparticles easily reproducible
A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers have received a $424,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, to streamline manufacturing and assembly for two-sided nanoparticles. They aim to grow polymer trees on scaffolds made from plant viruses.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Review of Policy Research
Public wants labels for food nanotech -- and they're willing to pay for it
New research finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology -- whether the nanotechnology is in the food or is used in food packaging. The research also shows that many people are willing to pay more for the labeling.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances
Researchers today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years -- a platform to fully study and understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum, one of the world's most important metals. It should open the door to significant advances in electronics and many other fields, ranging from manufacturing to construction, agriculture and drinking water treatment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Douglas Keszler
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Second Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference
Nanomaterials database improved to help consumers, scientists track products
Nanotechnologies are growing in commercial use after more than 20 years of research. This new resource gives the public the best available look at more than 1,600 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-based consumer products introduced to the market.

Contact: John Pastor
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 27-Oct-2013
New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue
A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes
Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
SETCOR Nanotech Dubai 2013
Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins
Chemotherapy is often preferred for fighting cancer, but its side effects can be considerable. A new technique may reduce these in future: nanoparticle-encapsulated substances could kill off tumor cells selectively. This will be easier on patients.

Contact: Dr. Joachim Storsberg

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of Visualized Experiments
Cantilever sensory array: The Rosetta Stone for antibiotic resistance?
On Oct. 25, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments will publish a novel technique to confront the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Contact: Rachel Greene
The Journal of Visualized Experiments

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling CO2
It's a 21st-century alchemist's dream: turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas -- into fuel or useful industrial chemicals. Researchers from Brown University have shown gold nanoparticles can be tuned to selectively reduce CO2 into CO, an active carbon molecule that can be used to make alternative fuels and commodity chemicals. The key is maximizing the particles' long edges, which are the active sites for the reaction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Physical Review A
When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path
Princeton University researchers found that the "landscape" of quantum control -- a representation of quantum mechanics that allows the dynamics of atoms and molecules to be manipulated -- can be unexpectedly simple, which could allow for ready control of quantum operating devices at the nanoscale.

Contact: Morgan Kelly
Princeton University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
EUREKA grant to fund development of new 'optogenetic' technique for mapping neural networks at UMMS
University of Massachusetts Medical School Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Gang Han, PhD, has received a $1.3 million EUREKA (Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop light activated nanoparticles that can be used to image live brain tissue.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Getting a grip on inventory management using RF
More and more manufacturers are offering their products cooperatively through small retailers, as well as in web shops. Researchers have developed a new RF clip with which products can be labeled. It helps avoid duplicate sales.

Contact: Stefan Seifert

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Johns Hopkins and Belgian research center to expand health care applications for silicon nanotech
Researchers and physicians at The Johns Hopkins University will collaborate with Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec to advance silicon applications in health care, beginning with development of a point-of-care device to enable a broad range of clinical tests to be performed outside the laboratory. The collaboration, announced today, will combine the Johns Hopkins clinical and research expertise with imec's technical capabilities.

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
UMass Amherst polymer scientists jam nanoparticles, trapping liquids in useful shapes
Russell says, "We've tricked the system into remaining absolutely fixed, trapped in a certain state for as long as we like. Now we can take a material and encapsulate it in a droplet in an unusual shape for a very long time. Any system where I can have co-continuous materials and I can do things independently in both oil and water is interesting and potentially valuable."
US Department of Energy

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
The reins of Casimir: Engineered nanostructures could offer way to control quantum effect
You might think that a pair of parallel plates hanging motionless in a vacuum just a fraction of a micrometer away from each other would be like strangers passing in the night -- so close but destined never to meet. Thanks to quantum mechanics, you would be wrong.

Contact: Mark Esser
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
NIST/JQI team 'gets the edge' on photon transport in silicon
Scientists have a new way to edge around a difficult problem in quantum physics, now that a research team from NIST and University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute have proved their recent theory about how particles of light flow within a novel device they built.

Contact: Chad Boutin
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Nanopore opens new cellular doorway for drug transport
A living cell is built with barriers to keep things out -- and researchers are constantly trying to find ways to smuggle molecules in.‬ ‪Professor Giovanni Maglia (Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology, KU Leuven) and his team have engineered a biological nanopore that acts as a selective revolving door through a cell's lipid membrane. The nanopore could potentially be used in gene therapy and targeted drug delivery.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Contact: Giovanni Maglia
KU Leuven

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