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Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Advanced Materials
Breakthrough in energy storage: Electrical cables that can store energy
Nanotechnology scientist and professor Jayan Thomas and his Ph.D. student Zenan Yu have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire.

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-446-6567
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2-D structures
Scientists at NYU and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed.

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
Elsevier publishes open-access journal: CSBJ on behalf of RNCSB
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Research Network of Computational and Structural Biotechnology, announce their collaborative relationship in publishing open-access journal, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal.

Contact: Jack Boulter
j.boulter@elsevier.com
31-204-852-759
Elsevier

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
NUS scientists demonstrate rare chemical phenomenon to harvest solar energy
A team of international scientists led by professor Jagadese J. Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Here come the 'brobots'
A team of researchers has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which consist of a head coated in a thick cobalt-nickel layer and an uncoated tail. When the robot is subjected to an oscillating field of less than five millitesla, it experiences a magnetic torque on its head, which causes its flagellum to oscillate and propel it forward. The researchers are then able to steer the robot by directing the magnetic field lines towards a reference point.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature Physics
Graphene's multi-colored butterflies
Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick materials, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature Medicine
'Quadrapeutics' works in preclinical study of hard-to-treat tumors
A Rice University-led study in this week's Nature Medicine reports the first preclinical tests for a novel anti-cancer technology called 'quadrapeutics' that converts current clinical treatments to instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells. Quadrapeutics combines clinically available drugs, colloidal gold, pulsed lasers and radiation in a novel and safe micro-treatment that improved standard therapy by 17-fold against aggressive, drug-resistant tumors.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Simmons Family Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 31-May-2014
ASCO 50th Annual Meeting
ASCO: One step closer to a breath test for lung cancer
Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but can also define the stage of any cancer present.

Contact: Erika Matich
erika.matich@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Pioneering 'tweezers' that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.

Contact: Clare Waldron
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 29-May-2014
American Chemical Society member among winners of top science prize
For his pioneering work in optics, Stefan W. Hell, an American Chemical Society member for eight years, was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The prizes, which consist of a cash award of $1 million in each of three fields, were announced today by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Science
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Berkeley Lab researchers have found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals that helps answer long-standing questions about their surface chemistry.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
rberkowitz@lbl.gov
510-486-7254
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-May-2014
An ecological risk research agenda for synthetic biology
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-May-2014
New £8.1m Centre at Queen's to tackle world's data storage needs
A Queen's University Belfast led collaboration with the University of Glasgow and industry has received £8.1m for a new center to tackle some of the challenges created by the increasing quantities of data generated by society today.
Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland

Contact: Lisa McElroy
lisa.mcelroy@qub.ac.uk
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes
Nine pioneering scientists have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes -- prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. This year's laureates were selected for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation, for transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics and for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition.
Kavli Foundation

Contact: Anne-Marie Astad
anne.marie.astad@dnva.no
47-221-21092
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Chapman University research article wins 'Best of 2013' award
The global scientific society Institute of Physics recently announced that their editors selected a research article by a team from Chapman University's Institute for Quantum Studies 'for inclusion in the exclusive 'Highlights of 2013' collection.' The paper, titled, 'The classical limit of quantum optics: not what it seems at first sight,' was originally published in the New Journal of Physics last year.
Binational Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 28-May-2014
New research center for development of novel methods in soft matter simulations approved
The German Research Foundation has approved the establishment of a new collaborative research center to be coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The new CRC/Transregio 'Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft-Matter Systems' will focus on method development for computer-aided research on structural properties and processes of soft matter.

Contact: Dr. Friederike Schmid
friederike.schmid@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-20365
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Supersonic spray delivers high quality graphene layer
A simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film can heal manufacturing defects and produce a high quality graphene layer on a range of substrates, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.
Office of International Affairs Nuveen International Development Fund, Korea University

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature Communications
Surface physics: Leaving the islands
In a recent study involving researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time. The effects account for the shortcomings of conventional models of desorption.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
49-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists unveil first method for controlling the growth of metal crystals
Researchers have announced the first ever method for controlling the growth of metal-crystals from single atoms. Developed at the University of Warwick, the method, called Nanocrystallometry, allows for the creation of precise components for use in nanotechnology. Professor Peter Sadler from the University's Department of Chemistry commented that 'The breakthrough with Nanocrystallometry is that it actually allows us to observe and directly control the nano-world in motion.'

Contact: Tom Frew
A.T.Frew@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-765-75910
University of Warwick

Public Release: 25-May-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
DNA nanotechnology places enzyme catalysis within an arm's length
Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway that could prove important for future biomedical and energy applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-258-8972
Arizona State University

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Science
Flatland optics with graphene
Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material graphene. The experiments show that the dramatically squeezed graphene-guided light can be focused and bent, following the fundamental principles of conventional optics. The work, published yesterday in Science, opens new opportunities for smaller and faster photonic devices and circuits.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Nature inspires drones of the future
Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Nature Communications
NIST chip produces and detects specialized gas for biomedical analysis
A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at NIST. The new microfluidic chip produces magnetized xenon gas and then detects even the faintest magnetic signals from the gas. Magnetized xenon can be used as a marker for detecting biomolecules in liquids. Conventional systems for producing and using this gas can be as big as a car.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Physical Review B
Don't blink! NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency'
Researchers have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren't commonly thought to blink, do. So what? Well, although the blinks are very short -- nanoseconds to milliseconds -- even brief fluctuations like these could signal trouble for using quantum dots in a quantum computer or between nodes of a future quantum Internet.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Physics Review Letters
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials. Control can be improved by simply bending the material.
The Academy of Finland

Contact: Pekka Koskinen
pekka.j.koskinen@jyu.fi
358-403-564-460
Academy of Finland

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