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Public Release: 29-May-2013
Optical Materials Express
Charred micro-bunny sculpture shows promise of new material for 3-D shaping
Researchers in Japan used state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques on a new type of resin that can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3-D structures (in this case the famous "Stanford bunny") with features just a few micrometers across. The team says one of the most promising applications is 3-D microelectrodes that could interface with the brain.

Contact: Angela Stark
astark@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Flexible opals
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important applications in the security, textile and sensing industries.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-0335
Cambridge Enterprise University of Cambridge

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Scientific Reports
Diamonds, nanotubes find common ground in graphene
What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene. The one-atom-thick form of carbon can act as a go-between that allows vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to grow on nearly anything, including diamonds.
Honda Research Institute

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Advanced Materials
Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal
Tiny spherical particles float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation of the spheres into netlike structures that accumulate at the site of a cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Sloan Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-May-2013
University of Huddersfield awarded £93k award from the EPSRC
University of Huddersfield scientist Dr. Feng Gao has been awarded £93,668 for a research project to achieve new levels of efficiency and cost-saving for companies making advanced products using ultra-precise surfaces. This research will help to reduce the amount of material that is wasted due to imperfections.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Megan Beech
m.beech@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-053
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Physical Review B
How do cold ions slide?
One of the challenges faced by those who study friction is finding a connection between the phenomena observed within the macroworld and those in the nanoworld. The stick-slip, a phenomenon observed at every scale when two surfaces slide on one another, could be the starting point to identify such connection. The scientists at SISSA have studied such phenomenon through a system of "trapped cold ions."

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
federica@medialab.sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Science
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
Innovation could bring flexible solar cells, transistors, displays
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Journal of Controlled Release
Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal tests it appears to reduce the systemic damage done to other organs while significantly improving the treatment of lung tumors -- the tumors virtually disappeared.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3424
Oregon State University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Scientific Reports
New technique may open up an era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale -- meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Whirlpools on the nanoscale could multiply magnetic memory
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source promises four-bit magnetic cells instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. Magnetic vortices are whirlpools of magnetic field, in which electron spins point either clockwise or counterclockwise. In the crowded center of the whirlpool the spins point either down or up. These four orientations could represent separate bits of information in a new kind of memory, if controlled independently and simultaneously.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, European Regional Development Fund, Czech Republic Grant Agency

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

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Research at the cutting edge of knowledge
The Brazilian funding agency for scientific and technological research São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, based in the state of São Paulo, announced an investment estimated in US$680 million to support 17 Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers for a period of up to eleven years. Each selected RIDC must develop opportunities to have its research results contribute to commercially and/or socially relevant high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.
FAPESP -- Sao Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Fernando Cunha
cunha@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4151
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Founding donor doubles his gift to Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that Hansjorrg Wyss, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who enabled the Institute's creation in 2009 with a $125 million gift, has donated a second $125 million gift to the University to further advance the Institute's pioneering work.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Communications
Study led by GW professor provides better understanding of water's freezing behavior at nanoscale
The results of a new study led by George Washington University professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size-dependent, an important conclusion in understanding water's behavior at the nanoscale.

Contact: Joanne Welsh
jwelsh@gwu.edu
202-994-2050
George Washington University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
2013 City of Hope National Medical Center Immunology Division Seminar Series
MU researchers develop radioactive nanoparticles that target cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way to create radioactive nanoparticles that target lymphoma tumor cells wherever they may be in the body.

Contact: Nathan Hurst
hurstn@missouri.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nano Letters
Single-cell transfection tool enables added control for biological studies
Northwestern researchers have developed a novel tool for single-cell transfection, in which they deliver molecules into targeted cells through temporary nanopores in the cell membrane created by a localized electric field.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Communications
UofL scientists uncover how grapefruits provide a secret weapon in medical drug delivery
University of Louisville researchers have uncovered how to create nanoparticles using natural lipids derived from grapefruit, and have discovered how to use them as drug delivery vehicles.
National Institutes of Health, Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Julie Heflin
julie.heflin@louisville.edu
502-852-7987
University of Louisville

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice unveils method for tailoring optical processors
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
US Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Lab on a Chip
UC Davis engineers create on-wetting fabric drains sweat
Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at UC Davis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives
UC Davis researchers have found a convenient way to make layered iron-platinum alloys and tailor their properties, a promising material for a potential new generation of data storage media.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers perform fastest measurements ever made of ion channel proteins
A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has used miniaturized electronics to measure the activity of individual ion-channel proteins with temporal resolution as fine as one microsecond, producing the fastest recordings of single ion channels ever performed. They designed a custom integrated circuit to perform these measurements, in which an artificial cell membrane and ion channel are attached directly to the surface of the amplifier chip.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Opening doors to foldable electronics with inkjet-printed graphene
Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket. The technology for these devices may not be so far off, thanks to new research from Northwestern University.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Nano Letters
Penn engineers' nanoantennas improve infrared sensing
A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 20-May-2013
ACS Nano
Penn research makes advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. Now, a team led by University of Pennsylvania physicists has used solid-state nanopores to differentiate single-stranded DNA molecules containing sequences of a single repeating base.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 19-May-2013
Nature Materials
Kinks and curves at the nanoscale
Since 2004, materials scientists and nanotechnology experts have been excited about a special of arrangement of atoms called a "coherent twin boundary" that can add enormous strength to metals like gold and copper. The CTBs are described as "perfect," appearing like a one-atom-thick plane in models and images. New research shows that these boundaries are not perfect. Even more surprising, the newly discovered kinks and defects appear to be the cause of the CTB's strength.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

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