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Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
York U molecular communication researchers send world's first text message using vodka
After successfully text messaging 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, two York University researchers and their UK-based counterpart say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in Canada

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Messages sent via molecules can aid communication underground, underwater or inside the body
Scientists have created a molecular communications system for the transmission of messages and data in challenging environments such as tunnels, pipelines, underwater and within the body.

Contact: Weisi Guo
University of Warwick

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
$23 million to create a 'window into the body'
The University of Adelaide has been awarded $23 million to establish a new Center of Excellence to develop technologies that will help researchers to create a "window into the body" in ways never achieved before.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Tanya Monro
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
DNA motor 'walks' along nanotube, transports tiny particle
Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
International Conference on Computer Vision ICCV 2013
Cognitive Science and Social Psychology
Never forget a face
New algorithm uses subtle changes to make a face more memorable without changing a person's overall appearance.
Xerox, Google, Facebook, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Infrared sheds light on single protein complexes
Researchers from the nanoscience research center CIC nanoGUNE, the Freie Universität Berlin and Neaspec company employ nano-FTIR spectroscopy for label-free chemical and structural imaging of proteins with nanoscale spatial resolution and with sensitivity to single protein complexes of less than one attogram (10-18 gram). The work has been published recently in Nature Communications.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-General Subjects
Radioactivity muddles the alphabet of DNA
Curtin University researchers have shown natural radioactivity within DNA can alter chemical compounds, providing a new pathway for genetic mutation. The research, recently published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-General Subjects, for the first time looked at natural radioactivity within human DNA on the atomic-scale. While radioactivity occurs naturally in our bodies as well as in every living organism across the planet, it was never before thought to affect our DNA in such a direct way.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Megan Meates
Curtin University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Journal of American Chemical Society
SOFS take to water
Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled the first two-dimensional SOFs -- supramolecular organic frameworks -- that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation technologies, energy sciences, and biomimetics.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Graphene nanoribbons an ice-melting coat for radar
A composite of graphene nanoribbons and polyurethane paint is a robust, light, cost-effective coating to keep radar domes free of ice.
Lockheed Martin, LANCER IV, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Nanofriction on the tip of the microscope
A research paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the result of the collaboration between a group of theoretical physicists from the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste and a group of experimental physicists from the University of Basel, reveals the secrets of the nanofriction produced when an atomic force microscope observes the surface of certain materials.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Nanoparticles and their orbital positions
Physicists have developed a "planet-satellite model" to precisely connect and arrange nanoparticles in three-dimensional structures. Inspired by the photosystems of plants and algae, these artificial nanoassemblies might in the future serve to collect and convert energy.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Nature Photonics
Alzheimer substance may be the nanomaterial of tomorrow
Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite materials for the nano processors and data storage of tomorrow, and even make objects invisible.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2013
Nature Photonics
Timing is everything in new nanotechnology for medicine, security and research
A team of researchers has created a way to control the length of time light from a luminescent nanocrystal lingers, adding a new dimension of time to color and brightness in optical detection technology. This exponentially boosts the number of different combinations that can be created and used as unique tags for biomedical screens. In addition, light emitted by the new nanocrystals far outlasts that which occurs naturally in biological systems. That difference in timing distinctly separates the signal from background noise.
ARC Discovery

Contact: Elizabeth Gardner
Purdue University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Nanoscale friction: High energy losses in the vicinity of charge density waves
In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Materials.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
University of Basel

Public Release: 15-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy. Their research, published online Sunday in Nature Nanotechnology, involved the use of cobalt oxide nanoparticles to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Welch Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
International Electron Devices Meeting
Low-power tunneling transistor for high-performance devices at low voltage
A new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy-constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics and ultra-mobile computing is feasible, according to Penn State researchers. Called a near broken-gap tunnel field effect transistor, the new device uses the quantum mechanical tunneling of electrons through an ultra-thin energy barrier to provide high current at low voltage.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Center for Nano-Optics becomes top-level Georgia State University research center
The Center for Nano-Optics, a research center whose focus on the science of developing tools and instruments as small as 1,000 times thinner than a human hair could lead to major breakthroughs in technology and biomedicine, has been created at Georgia State University.
US Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

Contact: Martha G. Koontz
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication
Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable networks of tiny machines
By taking advantage of the unique electronic properties of the material known as graphene, researchers now believe they're on track to connect networks of nanomachines powered by small amounts of scavenged energy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Advanced Materials
Light and sound fire scientists' imaginations
The state of the art in photonics, phononics and phoXonics is discussed in a new open-access review led by scientists at Rice University.
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Army Research Office

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells
Researchers have been able to tune "coherence" in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating "long-lived charges" in organic solar cells -- material that could revolutionize solar energy.

Contact: Simon Gelinas
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
NAI 3rd Annual Conference
4 University of Houston researchers named to National Academy of Inventors
Four researchers from the University of Houston have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The new Fellows include Rathindra N. Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston; Dmitri Litvinov, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Scientific Reports
Negative resistivity leads to positive resistance in the presence of a magnetic field
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that, in the presence of a magnetic field, negative resistivity can produce a positive resistance, along with a sign reversal in the Hall effect, in GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor devices.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
UNL-led team finds less is more with adding graphene to nanofibers
Collaborative research led by materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds new way to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yuris Dzenis
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
University of Houston physicist honored as rising star in Texas research
A University of Houston physicist has been honored with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, is one of four Texas researchers selected for the 2014 O'Donnell Awards.
Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Science of Texas

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Materials
Precise docking sites for cells
The Petri dish is a classical biological laboratory device, but it is no ideal living environment for many types of cells. Studies lose validity, as cell behavior on a flat plastic surface differs from that in branched lung tissue, for example. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now presented a method to make three-dimensional structures attractive or repellent for certain types of cells.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Helmholtz Association

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