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Showing releases 1426-1450 out of 1649.

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Public Release: 17-Jul-2012
Nature Communications
Man-made pores mimic important features of natural pores
Inspired by nature, an international research team has created synthetic pores that mimic the activity of cellular ion channels, which play a vital role in human health by severely restricting the types of materials allowed to enter cells.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Chemistry of Materials
Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon to replace graphite as an element in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, laying the groundwork for longer-lasting, more powerful batteries for such applications as commercial electronics and electric vehicles.

Contact: B.J. Almond
balmond@rice.edu
713-348-6770
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invented by MU researcher
University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.

Contact: Timothy Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Synthetic Biology Scorecard finds federal agencies responding to bioethics report
The updated Synthetic Biology Scorecard finds increased federal action towards addressing recommendations from the presidential bioethics commission, though more work is needed.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Advanced Materials
Carbon-based transistors ramp up speed and memory for mobile devices
Elad Mentovich of Tel Aviv University's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology says that, by using carbon molecules called C60 to build a sophisticated new memory transistor, he has found a way to increase both speed and memory on the devices -- and his solution is ready to be produced at existing high-tech fabrication facilities.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 16-Jul-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Gold nanoparticles could treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than chemotherapy
University of Missouri scientists have found a more efficient way of targeting prostate tumors by using gold nanoparticles and a compound found in tea leaves. This new treatment would require doses that are thousands of times smaller than chemotherapy and do not travel through the body inflicting damage to healthy areas.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 15-Jul-2012
Funding boost for silicon carbide super chip
Griffith University's Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre has been awarded $1 million in research funding by the State Government to develop production processes for a silicon carbide microchip.
Queensland Government

Contact: Helen Wright
helen.wright@griffith.edu.au
61-478-406-565
Griffith University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2012
Nature Photonics
Unique properties of graphene lead to a new paradigm for low-power telecommunications
Columbia engineers have demonstrated remarkable optical nonlinear behavior of graphene that may lead to broad applications in optical interconnects and low-power photonic integrated circuits. Tthe researchers used graphene to transform the originally passive device into an active one that generated microwave photonic signals and performed parametric wavelength conversion at telecommunication wavelengths. Showing the power-efficiency of the device, they say, is an important advance in building all-optical processing elements essential to faster, more efficient, modern telecommunications.
US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Jul-2012
Physicists in Mainz and all around the world cheer the discovery of the Higgs particle
The mystery of the origin of matter seems to have been solved. At the middle of last week, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, announced the discovery of a new particle that could be the long sought-after Higgs boson.

Contact: Professor Dr. Volker Büscher
buescher@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-20399
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Chemical Science
UMD creates new tech for complex micro structures for use in sensors & other apps
University of Maryland Chemistry Professor John Fourkas and his research group have developed new materials and nanofabrication techniques for building miniaturized versions of components needed for medical diagnostics, sensors and other applications. These miniaturized components -- many impossible to make with conventional techniques -- would allow for rapid analysis at lower cost and with small sample volumes.
National Science Foundation, University of Maryland

Contact: Lee Tune
ltune@umd.edu
301-405-4679
University of Maryland

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Nano Letters
Plasmonic chains act like polymers
Researchers establish points of reference between plasmonic particles and polymers.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, Nontenured Faculty Grant

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Advanced Materials
Researchers create highly conductive and elastic conductors using silver nanowires
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed highly conductive and elastic conductors made from silver nanoscale wires. These elastic conductors could be used to develop stretchable electronic devices.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Jul-2012
Science
University of Utah physicists invent 'spintronic' LED
University of Utah physicists invented a new "spintronic" organic light-emitting diode or OLED that promises to be brighter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the kinds of LEDs now used in television and computer displays, lighting, traffic lights and numerous electronic devices.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Israel Science Foundation, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Shape-shifting materials are goal of new nanotechnology project
An international research team has received a $2.9 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to design nanomaterials whose internal structure changes shape in response to stimuli such as heat or light.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Advanced Energy Materials
Making 'renewable' viable
A team of researchers from Drexel University's College of Engineering has developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing and discharging large amounts of energy. Their "electrochemical flow capacitor," which is fully scalable, could be the key to a more efficient integration of renewable resources into the energy grid.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Nano Letters
Ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria
Rice researchers settle a long-standing controversy on the mechanism by which silver nanoparticles kill bacteria – and they find that using too little can help bacteria build immunity.
Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Nature Communications
UK nanodevice builds electricity from tiny pieces
A team of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University of Cambridge has made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents. Electrical current is composed of billions and billions of tiny particles called electrons. NPL scientists have developed an electron pump – a nano-device –, which picks these electrons up one at a time and moves them across a barrier, creating a very well-defined electrical current.

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

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Materials Letters
Silver nanoparticle synthesis using strawberry tree leaf
A team of researchers from Greece and Spain have managed to synthesize silver nanoparticles, which are of great interest thanks to their application in biotechnology, by using strawberry tree leaf extract. The new technology is ecological, simple, cheap and very fast.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 11-Jul-2012
Nature
Smart materials get SMARTer
Living organisms have developed sophisticated ways to maintain stability in a changing environment, withstanding fluctuations in temperature, pH, pressure, and the presence or absence of crucial molecules. The integration of similar features in artificial materials, however, has remained a challenge -- until now.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mrutter@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-3815
Harvard University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2012
Nature Materials
Ferroelectricity on the nanoscale
A research effort led by Berkeley Lab scientists has brought some clarity to the here-to-fore confusing physics of ferroelectric nanomaterials, pointing the way to multi-terabyte-per-square-inch of non-volatile computer memory chips.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
First-of-its-kind approach nanomedicine design effectively targets cancer with decreased toxicity
BWH is the first to report a new approach that integrates rational drug design with supramolecular nanochemistry in cancer treatment.
US Department of Defense/Breast Cancer Research Program

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-534-2208
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 10-Jul-2012
Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
White LEDs directly on paper
Imagine a white luminous curtain waving in the breeze. Or wallpaper that lights up your room with perfect white light. The applications are not very far away. White LEDs, made from zinc oxide and a conducting polymer, can be manufactured directly on paper, as shown by Gul Amin in his doctoral thesis at Linköping University, Sweden.

Contact: Professor Magnus Willander
magnus.willander@liu.se
Linköping University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2012
Nature Communications
Metamolecules that switch handedness at light-speed
A multi-institutional team of researchers that included Berkeley Lab scientists has created the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be rapidly switched from a right-handed to a left-handed orientation with a beam of light. This holds potentially huge possibilities for the application of terahertz technologies across a wide range of fields, including biomedical research, homeland security and ultrahigh-speed communications.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2012
Nano Letters
Triboelectric generator produces electricity by harnessing friction between surfaces
Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us -- this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Air Force

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Jul-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs
A computer model from Rice University shows that long nanotubes bend and snap like a twig when blasted with ultrasonic energy. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that short and long nanotubes behave differently during sonication. The discovery answers a longstanding question about the origin of competing power laws that were found in experiments on cutting nanotubes by sonication.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, Cray, AMD, Ric/Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology and others

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

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