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Public Release: 11-Dec-2012
Scientific Reports
Rice cultivates green batteries from plant
The madder plant, used since ancient times to create dye for fabrics, is a good source of purpurin, an organic dye that can be turned into a highly effective, natural cathode for lithium-ion batteries.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2012
Nature Materials
Space-age ceramics get their toughest test
Space-age ceramics at their best promise advanced jet and gas turbine engines that burn with greater fuel efficiencies and less pollution. Berkeley Lab scientists have developed the first mechanical test rig for obtaining real-time X-ray computed microtomography images at ultrahigh temperatures for improving the composition and architecture of advanced ceramic composites.
US Air Force, Office of Scientific Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2012
International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Dec. 8-12 in San Francisco
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance
MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
DARPA, Semiconductor Research Corporation

Contact: Caroline McCall
cmccall5@mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Dec-2012
Small
Carbon nanotubes lower nerve-damaging chloride in cells
A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Duke University, Klingenstein Fund, National Institutes of Health, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology

Contact: Rachel Bloch Harrison
rachel.harrison@duke.edu
919-419-5069
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Dec-2012
UT Arlington research team wins $1.35 million NSF robotics grant to develop smart skin applications
Imagine a human-like robot with skin and clothes embedded with sensors that could help machines better assist human owners. Such "smart" robots are part of a new $1.35 million National Science Foundation project led by Dan Popa, a UT Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering. Popa is leading a collaborative effort to advance robots and robotic devices, improve prosthetics and enable those devices to perform tasks that people can no longer do themselves.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2012
Nature Photonics
Point of light
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have created a device that can focus light into a point just a few nanometers (billionths of a meter) across -- an achievement they say may lead to next-generation applications in computing, communications, and imaging.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy

Contact: Lawren Markle
lmarkle@caltech.edu
626-395-3226
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
Optics Express
Tiny structure gives big boost to solar power
Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4597
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
Nature
Silver nanocubes make super light absorbers
Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensors or solar cells, Duke University researchers have found.
Army, Air Force

Contact: Richard Merritt
richard.merritt@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
Drag-and-drop DNA
Using a simple "drag-and-drop" computer interface and DNA self-assembly techniques, researchers have developed a new approach for drug development that could drastically reduce the time required to create and test medications.

Contact: Joshua A. Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
703-292-7730
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
World's smallest reaction chamber
The world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre), can be used to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that take place inside individual cells. By combining two electrospray emitters, not only can such reactions occur but the resulting products can be determined by mass spectrometry.

Contact: Professor Peter Derrick
p.j.derrick@massey.ac.nz
IM Publications LLP

Public Release: 6-Dec-2012
Advanced Materials
Flexible silicon solar-cell fabrics may soon become possible
For the first time, a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities has been developed that is capable of being scaled up to many meters in length. The research, led by a Penn State University chemist, opens the door to the possibility of weaving together solar-cell silicon wires to create flexible, curved, or twisted solar fabrics.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, National Science Foundation, Penn State Material

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
NASA investigates use of 'trailblazing' material for new sensors
Tiny sensors -- made of a potentially trailblazing material just one atom thick and heralded as the "next best thing" since the invention of silicon -- are now being developed to detect trace elements in Earth's upper atmosphere and structural flaws in spacecraft.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Contact: Lori Keesey
ljkeesey@comcast.net
301-258-0192
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Dec. 8-12 in San Francisco
New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers
A new type of transistor shaped like a Christmas tree has arrived just in time for the holidays, but the prototype won't be nestled under the tree along with the other gifts. "It's a preview of things to come in the semiconductor industry," said Peide "Peter" Ye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
Science
X-ray laser helps slay parasite that causes sleeping sickness
An international team of scientists, using the world's most powerful X-ray laser, has revealed the 3D structure of a key enzyme that enables the single-celled parasite that causes African trypanosomiasis (or sleeping sickness) in humans. With the elucidation of the 3D structure of the cathepsin B enzyme, it will be possible to design new drugs to inhibit the parasite that causes sleeping sickness, leaving the infected human unharmed.
Department of Energy

Contact: Jenny Green
jenny.green@asu.edu
480-965-1430
Arizona State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
New report finds increase in media coverage of synthetic biology
Press coverage of synthetic biology in the United States and Europe increased significantly between 2008 and 2011, according to a report released today by the Synthetic Biology Project.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-681-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Morphing DNA hydrogel flows like liquid but remembers its original shape
A new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape. The hydrogel, a mesh of organic molecules with many small empty spaces that can absorb water like a sponge, qualifies as a "metamaterial" with properties not found in nature and may be the first organic metamaterial with mechanical meta-properties.
US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Defense

Contact: John Carberry
johncarberry@cornell.edu
607-255-5353
Cornell University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
Nature Scientific Reports
Large pores
Researchers of the KIT Institute of Functional Interfaces, Jacobs University Bremen, and other institutions have developed a new method to produce metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). By means of the so-called liquid-phase epitaxy, the scientists succeeded in producing a new class of MOFs with a pore size never reached before. These frameworks open up interesting applications in medicine, optics, and photonics. The new class of MOFs, called "SURMOF 2", is presented in the Nature Scientific Reports journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
New Haydale HDPlas™ inks launched at Printed Electronics 2012
Haydale, the world's leading supplier of high quality plasma functionalized, highly dispersible graphenes, announces the immediate availability of its new range of graphene based inks for printed electronics.

Contact: Trevor Phillips
trevor.phillips@hermesfinancialpr.co.uk
44-788-915-3628
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Nature Materials
Nature Materials study: Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode devices, collecting solar power, harvesting waste heat, and other applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Mullaney
mullam@rpi.edu
518-276-6161
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Molecular Pharmaceutics
Nanotechnology drug delivery shows promise for treatment of pediatric cancer
Molecular Pharmaceutics reported findings from the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research and the University of Delaware, about the potential for nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapeutic agents in a way that attacks cancer cells without harming healthy cells. In the Nemours study, encapsulated dexamethasone delivered to pre-clinical models with leukemia significantly improved quality of life and survival compared to the control receiving the unencapsulated drug.
Nemours/University of Delaware

Contact: Karen Bengston
kbengsto@nemours.org
302-298-7319
Nemours

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Nature Communications
Cork the key to unlocking the potential of graphene
Scientists have taken inspiration from one of the oldest natural materials, cork, to engineer graphene, which normally exists layers one atom thick, into useful 3D forms for the first time.

Contact: Emily Walker
emily.walker@monash.edu
61-399-034-844
Monash University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
University of Tennessee researchers find fungus has cancer-fighting power
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus's life more purpose--as a cancer fighter.
Biochemistry Program in the Life Sciences Division of the US Army

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
ACS Nano
Multitasking plasmonic nanobubbles kill some cells, modify others
Researchers at Rice University have found a way to kill some diseased cells and treat others in the same sample at the same time. The process activated by a pulse of laser light leaves neighboring healthy cells untouched.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
Ben-Gurion University awarded $6.5 million grant to develop nano thin infrared night vision glasses
The nano glasses will consist of multiple layers of nano-colloid material that absorb the infrared light (using advanced nano-photonic techniques) and convert it to visible light using highly-efficient OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes). Existing night vision systems are cumbersome, often inches thick, very heavy, expensive, and require a power supply.
Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
56-169-444-486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
INRS: Professor Federico Rosei elected AAAS Fellow in recognition of his meritorious efforts to advance science
In recognition of his meritorious efforts to advance science, Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Centre, was elected as a Fellow by his peers in the Association for the Advancement of Science. In particular, his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces was recognized. Dr. Rosei will receive this prestigious honor at the induction ceremony for new Fellows.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

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