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Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Composite nanofibers developed by Penn scientists next chapter in orthopaedic biomaterials
Penn scientists have developed and validated a new technology in which composite nanofibrous scaffolds provide a loose enough structure for cells to colonize without impediment, but still can instruct cells how to lay down new tissue.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Nature Communications
Advance in X-ray imaging shines light on nanomaterials
A new advance in X-ray imaging has revealed the dramatic three-dimensional shape of gold nanocrystals, and is likely to shine a light on the structure of other nano-scale materials.
European Research Council

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

Public Release: 6-Aug-2012
Energy Policy
Increased productivity, not less energy use, results from more efficient lighting
More light, rather than lower costs, should be the result of increased efficiencies of LED lighting. But productivity will increase.
Sandia/Solid-State Lighting Science Energy Frontier Research Center, US Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: neal singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 6-Aug-2012
Nature Physics
Quantum physics: New insights into the remote control of quantum systems
An international collaboration led by physicists of the University of Vienna shines new light on the question of the resources required for achieving quantum information processing. The scientists demonstrate that less demanding resources, which are easier to prepare and to control, can be used for quantum-enhanced technologies. In the experiment, which is published in Nature Physics, the researchers achieve remote quantum state preparation without requiring entanglement as a resource.

Contact: Philip Walther
philip.walther@univie.ac.at
43-664-602-777-2560
University of Vienna

Public Release: 6-Aug-2012
Nano Letters
A KAIST research team has developed a high performance flexible solid state battery
The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST has developed a high performance flexible all-solid-state battery, an essential energy source for flexible displays.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-295
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 6-Aug-2012
Journal of Cell Biology
Virtual nanoscopy: Like 'Google Earth' for cell biologists
Just as users of Google Earth can zoom in from space to a view of their own backyard, researchers can now navigate biological tissues from a whole embryo down to its subcellular structures thanks to recent advances in electron microscopy and image processing, as described in the Journal of Cell Biology.

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 5-Aug-2012
Journal Physical Chemstry C
Understanding the biological and ecological implications of safe nanotechnology
The researchers' paper, "Dendrimer-fullerenol soft-condensed nanoassembly" published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, showed how the soft nanomaterial dendrimer can be used to remediate the environment from potentially toxic nanomaterials.

Contact: Brian Mullen
mullen2@clemson.edu
864-656-2063
Clemson University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2012
Nano Letters
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers invent new tool to study single biological molecules
Sanjeevi Sivasankar of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory is leading a research team that has developed new microscope technology to study biological molecules. The technology allows researchers to make 3-D measurements of single molecules with unprecedented accuracy and precision. The technology could be useful for medical researchers who need high-resolution data from microscopes.
Iowa State University, Grow Iowa Values Fund

Contact: Sanjeevi Sivasankar
sivasank@iastate.edu
515-294-1220
Iowa State University

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
New structural information on functionalization of gold nanoparticles
Nanometre-scale gold particles are currently intensively investigated for possible applications as catalysts, sensors, biolabels, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and as components in photonics and molecular electronics.
Academy of Finland, Colorado State University, American Federation for Aging Research

Contact: Professor Hannu Häkkinen
hannu.j.hakkinen@jyu.fi
358-400-247-973
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
New chemical sensor makes finding landmines and buried IEDs easier
A chemical sensing system developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut is believed to be the first of its kind capable of detecting vapors from buried landmines and other explosive devices with the naked eye rather than advanced scientific instrumentation.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Nature Physics
A direct look at graphene
Berkeley Lab researchers have recorded the first direct observations at microscopic lengths of how electrons and holes respond to a charged impurity in graphene. The results point to interactions between electrons as being critical to graphene's extraordinary properties.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Nature
Reluctant electrons enable 'extraordinarily strong' negative refraction
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have demonstrated a drastically new way of achieving negative refraction in a metamaterial. The advance, reported in the Aug. 2 issue of Nature, results in an "extraordinarily strong" negative refractive index as large as -700, more than a hundred times larger than most previously reported.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
A giant step in a miniature world: UZH researcher measures the electrical charge of nano particles
Nano particles are a millionth of a millimeter in size, making them invisible to the human eye. Unless, that is, they are under the microscope of Prof. Madhavi Krishnan, a biophysicist at the University of Zurich. Prof. Krishnan has developed a new method that measures not only the size of the particles but also their electrostatic charge. Up until now it has not been possible to determine the charge of the particles directly.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Madhavi Krishnan
madhavi.krishnan@uzh.ch
41-446-354-465
University of Zurich

Public Release: 29-Jul-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Breakthrough by U of T-led research team leads to record efficiency for next-generation solar cells
Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have made a breakthrough in the development of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) films, leading to the most efficient CQD solar cell ever. Their work is featured in a letter published in Nature Nanotechnology. The researchers, led by U of T Engineering Professor Ted Sargent, created a solar cell out of inexpensive materials that was certified at a world-record 7.0 percent efficiency.

Contact: Liam Mitchell
liam.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4498
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 29-Jul-2012
Nature Materials
Cutting the graphene cake
Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 28-Jul-2012
Applied Physics Letters
Lotus leaf inspires fog-free finish for transparent surfaces
Chinese scientists use silica nanoparticles resembling raspberries to create a water-repellent, fog-free, self-cleaning finish for glass and other transparent surfaces.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 27-Jul-2012
Nano Letters
Nano-FTIR - A new era in modern analytical chemistry
Researchers from the nanoscience research center NanoGUNE, the university of Munich and Neaspec GmbH present a new instrumental development that solves a prime question of materials science and nanotechnology: how to chemically identify materials at the nanometer scale.

Contact: Rainer Hillenbrand
r.hillenbrand@nanogune.eu
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Jul-2012
Science
Entropy can lead to order, paving the route to nanostructures
Researchers trying to herd tiny particles into useful ordered formations have found an unlikely ally: Entropy, a tendency generally described as "disorder."
US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Science Foundation

Contact: Nicole Casal Moore
ncmoore@umich.edu
734-647-7087
University of Michigan

Public Release: 26-Jul-2012
Science
World's smallest semiconductor laser created by University of Texas scientists
Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lee Clippard
clippard@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-0675
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 25-Jul-2012
Nano Letters
Scientists explore new class of synthetic vaccines
In a study published in the journal Nano Letters, Biodesign immunologist Yung Chang joined forces with her colleagues, including DNA nanotechnology innovator Hao Yan, to develop the first vaccine complex that could be delivered safely and effectively by piggybacking onto self-assembled, three-dimensional DNA nanostructures.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
UK research paves way to a scalable device for quantum information processing
Researchers at NPL have demonstrated for the first time a monolithic 3D ion microtrap array which could be scaled up to handle several tens of ion-based quantum bits. The research, published in Nature Nanotechnology, shows how it is possible to realize this device embedded in a semiconductor chip, and demonstrates the device's ability to confine individual ions at the nanoscale.

Contact: Natasha Warren
natasha@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01869
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jul-2012
Journal of Heart Rhythm
Fine tuning cardiac ablation could lead to quicker results for patients with arrhythmias
University of Michigan heart researchers are examining a new method for cardiac ablation that could help patients get closer to an arrhythmia-free life without repeat hospital visits.

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 24-Jul-2012
Vanderbilt-led team to develop 'microbrain' to improve drug testing
Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $2.1 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of "organs on a chip" designed to improve the drug development process.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: David F. Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2012
UCSB assistant professor of physics receives US Presidential Science Award
Ania Bleszynski Jayich, an assistant professor in physics at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor the nation can bestow on a scientist or engineer at the beginning of his or her career.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Jul-2012
American Chemical Society's highest honor to Peter Stang
Only months after collecting a National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama, University of Utah organic chemist Peter J. Stang has won the highest honor from the world's largest scientific group: the 2013 Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society.
American Chemical Society

Contact: Lee Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

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