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Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
ACS Nano
UNL team's discovery yields supertough, strong nanofibers
University of Nebraska-Lincoln materials engineers have developed a structural nanofiber that is both strong and tough, a discovery that could transform everything from airplanes and bridges to body armor and bicycles.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Army Research Office

Contact: Yuris Dzenis
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Energy & Environmental Science
Recipe for low-cost, biomass-derived catalyst for hydrogen production
Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory describe details of a low-cost, stable, effective catalyst that could replace costly platinum in the production of hydrogen. The catalyst, made from renewable soybeans and abundant molybdenum metal, produces hydrogen in an environmentally friendly, cost-effective manner, potentially increasing the use of this clean energy source.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Battery and memory device in 1
Resistive memory cells are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories. Unlike the building blocks of conventional hard disk drives and memories, these novel memory cells are not purely passive components but must be regarded as tiny batteries. This has been demonstrated by researchers of Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, whose findings have now been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Christian Schipke
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Science Translational Medicine
T2 Bio publishes data supporting diagnostic test T2Candida® in Science Translational Medicine
Deadly blood infections, or sepsis, are one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Each hour of delayed treatment increases the mortality of patients by 8%. This new diagnostic technology, T2Candida, achieved a 25X faster time to result, reducing the detection time of the fungus that can cause sepsis, Candida, from at best 48 hours to 3 hours. This research represents the first time Candida has been identified directly from whole blood in patient samples at clinically relevant levels.
T2 Biosystems

Contact: Karen Sharma
MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc.

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
What's old is new again
While automotive and medical device manufacturing may seem unrelated, the latter has benefited from the former. For example, manufacturing techniques developed for increasing the wear resistance of metallic camshafts are routinely used in hip implants. In both applications, performance and reliability are enhanced by increasing the strength of a metal part's surface. Now, an engineer in the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside seeks to extend this concept to medical devices.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Nano Letters
Nanowires grown on graphene have surprising structure
When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy. The self-assembled wires have a core of one composition and an outer layer of another, a desired trait for many advanced electronics applications.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Nano Letters
The crystal's corners: New nanowire structure has potential to increase semiconductor applications
University of Cincinnati research describes the discovery of a new structure that is a fundamental game changer in the physics of semiconductor nanowires.

Contact: Tom Robinette
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 23-Apr-2013
Insights into deadly coral bleaching could help preserve reefs
Coral reefs are stressed because of climate change. Researchers from Northwestern University and The Field Museum of Natural History have discovered corals themselves play a role in their susceptibility to deadly coral bleaching due to the light-scattering properties of their skeletons. No one else has shown this before. Using optical technology designed for early cancer detection, the researchers discovered that reef-building corals scatter light in different ways to the symbiotic algae that feed the corals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
OHSU teams with Intel to decode the root causes of cancer and other complex diseases
Oregon Health and Science University and Intel Corp. are teaming up to develop next-generation computing technologies that advance the field of personalized medicine by dramatically increasing the speed, precision and cost-effectiveness of analyzing a patient's individual genetic profile.

Contact: Elisa Williams
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
International Journal of Cancer
Screening detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells
Pioneering biophotonics technology developed at Northwestern University is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans by examining cells easily brushed from the neighboring cervix or uterus, not the ovaries themselves. The results have the potential to translate into a minimally invasive early detection method using cells collected by a swab, exactly like a pap smear.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Physicists find right (and left) solution for on-chip optics
Physicists have found a new way to precisely manipulate light at the subwavelength scale without damaging a signal that could carry data. This opens the door to a new generation of on-chip optical interconnects that can efficiently funnel information from optical to electronic devices.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Caroline Perry
Harvard University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Applied Physics Letters
U. of Illinois researchers measure near-field behavior of semiconductor plasmonic microparticles
For the first time, researchers have measured nanometer-scale infrared absorption in semiconductor plasmonic microparticles using a technique that combines atomic force microscopy with infrared spectroscopy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: William P. King
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Nature Photonics
Germanium made laser compatible
Good news for the computer industry: a team of researchers has managed to make germanium suitable for lasers. This could enable microprocessor components to communicate using light in future, which will make the computers of the future faster and more efficient.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Martin Sueess
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 19-Apr-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Freedom of assembly
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have, for the first time, captured movies of nanoparticle self-assembly, giving researchers a new glimpse of an unusual material property.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Apr-2013
ACS Nano
Revolutionary new device joins world of smart electronics
Smart electronics are taking the world by storm. From techno-textiles to transparent electronic displays, the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks. Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new photoelectric device that is both flexible and transparent.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 19-Apr-2013
Nano Letters
Research harnesses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from water
UC research just published in the journal, Nano Letters, details how solar-powered proteins can be used to filter antibiotics and other harmful compounds from rivers and lakes at a significantly higher rate than present treatment standards.

Contact: M.B. Reilly
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 18-Apr-2013
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Food safety and bioterrorism defense may benefit from improved detection test developed at MU
From bird flu to mad cow disease, numerous food scares have made global headlines in recent years. A technique developed by University of Missouri professor of engineering Shubhra Gangopadhyay's group may make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate. The detection test also could accelerate warnings after bioterrorism attacks.

Contact: Tim Wall
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 18-Apr-2013
Indiana University surgeon's nanoparticle research takes inspiration from Greek mythology
An Indiana University School of Medicine breast cancer surgeon is pursuing research that will utilize glass, gold, nanotechnology and Greek mythology hoping to vanquish breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Mary Hardin
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Discovery paves the way for ultra fast high resolution imaging in real time
Ultrafast high-resolution imaging in real time could be a reality with a new research discovery led by the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Contact: Rebecca Scott
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 17-Apr-2013
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Super-nanotubes: 'Remarkable' spray-on coating combines carbon nanotubes with ceramic
Researchers from NIST and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light. Coatings that absorb as much of the energy of high-powered lasers as possible without breaking down are essential for measuring the output of such lasers.

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 17-Apr-2013
Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom
Australian engineers have demonstrated that quantum information can be "written" onto the nucleus of a single atom and "read" out with incredible accuracy. The result was achieved using a silicon chip that can be wired up and operated electronically. This world-first result will be published on April 18 in the journal Nature.
Australian Research Council, US Army Research Office

Contact: Myles Gough
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet
The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery -- and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye. Developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, the new microbatteries out-power even the best supercapacitors and could drive new applications in radio communications and compact electronics.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Polymer platform technology innovates drug delivery
A University of Alberta pharmacy researcher has patented a nano-scale polymer that improves drug absorption, targets delivery and reduces side-effects.

Contact: Bryan Alary
University of Alberta

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Scientific Reports
NREL and Stanford team up on peel-and-stick solar cells
It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A scientific paper, "Peel and Stick: Fabricating Thin Film Solar Cells on Universal Substrates," appears in the online version of Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of the British scientific journal Nature.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
ACS Nano
Building a better capacitor with custom nanorods
A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
Michigan Technological University

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