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Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
DARPA taps lab to help restore sense of touch to amputees
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to join a collaborative research team that intends to build the world's first neural system to enable naturalistic feeling and movements in prosthetic hands.

Contact: Ken Ma
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
NIH grant will help understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury
With a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D., at Washington University in St. Louis, is using novel methods to take a closer look at how nerve cells grow and make new connections that could restore function and movement in people with spinal cord injuries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Flory
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny devices
Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design microprocessors that minimize that problem.

Contact: Shaun Mason
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Journal of Material Chemistry C
Research shows benefits of silicon carbide for sensors in harsh environments
The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments, according to new research from Griffith University.

Contact: Michael Jacobson
Griffith University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
New method for minimally invasive tissue ablation surgery
The armamentarium of minimally invasive surgery is enriched with a new tissue ablation technique that employs the finding that reversible electroporation electric pulses, a mainstay tool of 21st century biotechnology, can substantially augment the effectiveness of electrolytic tissue ablation, a minimally invasive tissue ablation technique that has been used infrequently since its discovery at the beginning of the 19th century.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Nano Letters
Precision growth of light-emitting nanowires
A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated a new growth technique that uses specially engineered catalysts. These catalysts have given scientists more options than ever in turning the color of light-emitting nanowires.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Kate Greene
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Sodium carbonate capsules used to capture carbon safely
The team developed a new type of carbon capture media composed of core-shell microcapsules, which consist of a highly permeable polymer shell and a fluid (made up of sodium carbonate solution) that reacts with and absorbs carbon dioxide. Sodium carbonate is typically known as the main ingredient in baking soda. The capsules keep the liquid contained inside the core, and allow the CO2 gas to pass back and forth through the capsule shell.

Contact: Anne Stark
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Journal of Chemical Physics
Turing also present at the nanoscale
In the world of single atoms and molecules governed by chaotic fluctuations, is the spontaneous formation of Turing patterns possible -- the same ones that are responsible for the irregular yet periodic shapes of the stripes on zebras' bodies? A Polish-Danish team of physicists has for the first time demonstrated that such a process can not only occur, but can also be used for potentially very interesting applications.

Contact: Dr. Bogdan Nowakowski
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Tiny robotic 'hands' could improve cancer diagnostics, drug delivery
Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of 'soft robotics.' One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper. The development could help doctors perform remotely guided surgical procedures or perform biopsies. The materials also could someday deliver therapeutic drugs to hard-to-reach places. The report appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
X-ray pulses uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3-D
For the first time, researchers have determined the three-dimensional shape of free-flying silver nanoparticles, using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH. The tiny particles, hundreds of times smaller than the width of a human hair, were found to exhibit an unexpected variety of shapes, as the physicists from the Technical University Berlin, the University of Rostock, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the United States and from DESY report in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
New UT Arlington equipment will stimulate nanoscale-related research, manufacturing
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher will use an Army Research Office grant to purchase a micro-optics assembly and characterization system that will usher in more intricate nanoscale-related research and manufacturing in the College of Engineering.
Army Research Office

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors out of silicene, the world's thinnest silicon material. This new 'wonder material' could make computers and other electronics more efficient.
US Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, Cockrell School/Southwest Academy of Nanoelectronics, European Commission/Future and Emerging Technologies Programme

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rediscovering spontaneous light emission
LEDs could replace lasers for short-range optical communications with the use of an optical antenna that enhances the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots.
NSF/Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called 'penta-graphene' -- a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo.

Contact: Brian McNeill
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Nature Physics
Physicists observe motion of skyrmions
Small magnetic whirls may revolutionize future data storage and information processing if they can be moved rapidly and reliably in small structures. A team of scientists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and TU Berlin, together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Switzerland, has now been able to investigate the dynamics of these whirls experimentally.

Contact: Mathias Klaui
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Acta Crystallographica Section B
The rarely understood ammonium carbonate monohydrate
New structural studies of the superficially simple ammonium carbonate monohydrate could shed light on industrial processes, biochemistry and even the interstellar building blocks of life.
UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, Spanish Research and Innovation Office

Contact: Dr Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Nature Physics
Team led by UCLA and Columbia engineers uses disorder to control light on a nanoscale
A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of optical materials for light emission and lasers.

Contact: Matthew Chin
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Environmental Science and Technology
Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity
Rice University scientists use roundworm populations in low-cost, high-throughput toxicity tests for a range of nanoparticles. The tests could cut the cost of determining which nanoparticles should be studied further for applications and for their effects on the environment.
National Institutes of Health, Searle Scholar

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Winding borders may enhance graphene
Theoretical physicists at Rice University show precise control of grain boundaries in graphene may give it predictable mechanical and semiconducting properties.
US Department of Energy, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Nature Physics
Dance of the nanovortices
It is a familiar phenomenon: if a spinning top is set in rotation on an inclined surface, it scribes a series of small arches. Researchers at Berlin and Mainz together with research teams from the Netherlands and Switzerland have now succeeded in capturing this pattern of movement in a magnetic thin film system -- in the form of small magnetic nanovortices. The researchers made a new discovery: the nanovortices possess mass.

Contact: Antonia Roetger
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Nature Methods
Scientists open new chapter in cell biology and medicine
An entirely new approach for the mechanical characterization of cells, developed by scientists of the Technische Universität Dresden, has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases.

Contact: Dr. Jochen Guck
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability
By manipulating the ordered arrangement of atoms in layered complex oxide materials, Northwestern University's James Rondinelli has found a way to control their electronic band gaps, which determines the electrical behavior of the material and how it interacts with light.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
UT Arlington awarded DOE grant to develop sensors for real-time evaluation of boilers
A University of Texas at Arlington engineering professor is developing a distributed wireless antenna sensor system to monitor conditions of coal-fired boilers that will lead to making the units safer, more efficient and eventually producing better designed units.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Nature Methods
DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect
'Bio-molecular interaction analysis, a cornerstone of biomedical research, is traditionally accomplished using equipment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,' said Wyss Associate Faculty member Wesley P. Wong, Ph.D., senior author of study. 'Rather than develop a new instrument, we've created a nanoscale tool made from strands of DNA that can detect and report how molecules behave, enabling biological measurements to be made by almost anyone, using only common and inexpensive laboratory reagents.'

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
PNNL recognized for moving biofuel, chemical analysis innovations to market
Developing renewable fuel from wet algae and enabling analysis of complex liquids are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners.

Contact: Eric Francavilla
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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