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Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Shaken, not stirred -- mythical god's capsules please!
Everything depends on how you look at them. Looking from one side you will see one face; and when looking from the opposite side -- you will see a different one. So appear Janus capsules, miniature, hollow structures, in different fragments composed of different micro- and nanoparticles. Theoreticians were able to design models of such capsules, but a real challenge was to produce them. Now, Janus capsules can be produced easily and at low cost.

Contact: Dr. Zbigniew Rozynek
zrozynek@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
New technology to treat sepsis, a global killer
Engineers are developing a new technology that they believe could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of sepsis. This 'hidden killer' in the United States actually kills more people every year than AIDS, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Adam Higgins
adam.higgins@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6245
Oregon State University

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Physical Review Letters
Advanced light source provides new look at skyrmions
At Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, researchers for the first time have used x-rays to observe and study skyrmions, subatomic quasiparticles that could play a key role in future spintronic technologies.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society A
Mathematical models explain how a wrinkle becomes a crease
Wrinkles, creases and folds are everywhere in nature, from the surface of human skin to the buckled crust of the Earth. They can also be useful structures for engineers. Wrinkles in thin films, for example, can help make durable circuit boards for flexible electronics. A new mathematical model developed by researchers from Brown University could help engineers control the formation of wrinkle, crease, and fold structures in a wide variety of materials. It may also help scientists understand how these structures form in nature.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Physical Review Letters
World's first magnetic hose created
An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Department of Physics of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona has developed a material which guides and transports a magnetic field from one location to the other, similar to how an optical fiber transports light or a hose transports water. The creation could open up a wide field of applications, as happened with optical fibers.

Contact: Àlvar Sánchez
alvar.sanchez@uab.cat
34-935-811-132
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanoscale velcro used for molecule transport
Biological membranes separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. The nuclear membrane can be crossed via many tiny pores. Scientists at the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, together with an international team of researchers, have discovered that proteins found within the nuclear pore function similar to a velcro. Nature Nanotechnology has published their results.

Contact: Katrin Bühler
Katrin.Buehler@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
UT Arlington nanoparticles could provide easier route for cell therapy
UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic conditions, cancers and neurological diseases.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Pew awards research funding to 10 Latin American scientists
Ten researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. By providing flexible funding and networking opportunities, the program allows early-career scientists to train in top U.S. laboratories and to develop skills and connections that will help them become scientific leaders in their home countries.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Chelsea Toledo
ctoledo@pewtrusts.org
202-540-6846
Pew Health Group

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Pew and the Stewart Trust launch scholars program targeting cancer
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Five promising early-career scientists will receive funding for research aimed at finding cures for cancer using approaches that include genetics, pharmacology, and structural biology.
The Pew Charitable Trusts, Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

Contact: Chelsea Toledo
ctoledo@pewtrusts.org
202-540-6846
Pew Health Group

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
NSF grant funds UTA electrical engineer's bladder cancer detection device
A multi-institutional research team has received a $480,000 National Science Foundation grant to build an inexpensive device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect the most miniscule amount of bladder cancer cells in a patient.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ferroelectric switching seen in biological tissues
University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract. These findings are the first that clearly track this phenomenon, called ferroelectricity, occurring at the molecular level in biological tissues.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
International Symposium on Computer Architecture
MIT researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip
Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Huge new influx of Graphene Flagship partners
To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the Graphene Flagship is proud to announce that today one of the largest-ever European research initiatives is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive call.
Graphene Flagship/European Commission

Contact: Christophe Eléhn
info@graphene-flagship.eu
46-766-105-923
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
ORNL awarded 2 Energy Frontier Research Centers
Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers announced this week by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
KIT researchers protect the princess from the pea
In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished. KIT scientists have now succeeded in creating a volume in which an object can be hidden from touching similar to a pea under the mattress of a princess. The results are now presented in the renowned Nature Communications journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Science
LLNL, MIT researchers develop new ultralight, ultrastiff 3D printed materials
Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel -- a material so light it's called 'frozen smoke' -- but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well as other applications where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
One step to solar-cell efficiency
Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell.
Natcore Technology Inc., Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Program

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
New graphene research centre to open at the University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is to establish a graphene centre within its Advanced Technology Institute, expanding and consolidating the University's graphene research and manufacturing capabilities.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 19-Jun-2014
Science
New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed
Nanostructured material, based on repeating units, has record stiffness at low density.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
UC Riverside to lead new Energy Frontier Research Center project
A UC Riverside-led research project is among the 32 named today by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as an Energy Frontier Research Center, designed to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy in the United States. 'Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems' will receive $12 million over four years. The lead researcher is UC Riverside Professor of Physics Jing Shi, who will work with researchers from seven universities.
Department of Energy

Contact: Kris Lovekin
kris.lovekin@ucr.edu
951-827-2495
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce 'soft machines' made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2014 Conference
Breathalyzer test may detect deadliest cancer
Lung cancer causes more deaths in the US than the next three most common cancers combined. Now a new breathalyzer test, embedded with a 'NaNose' nanotech chip to literally 'sniff out' cancer tumors, has been developed by a team of international researchers including Prof. Nir Peled of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine. It may turn the tide by both accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Physical Review B
New quantum mechanism to trigger the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies
Scientists have found that two-dimensional nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies -- with unprecedented efficiency.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
European Physical Journal E
Horizontal levitation: The ultimate solution to particle separation
Magnetic separators exploit the difference in magnetic properties between minerals, for example when separating magnetite from quartz. But this exercise becomes considerably more complex when the particles are not magnetic. In the wake of previous particle levitation experiments under high-power magnetic fields, a new study reveals that particles are deflected away from the magnet's round-shaped bore centre in a horizontal direction. The paper was recently published in EPJ E.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town
Dr. Chongwu Zhou of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has developed a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors with thin film transistors comprised of indium, gallium and zinc oxide.
University of Southern California

Contact: Megan Hazle
hazle@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

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