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Public Release: 20-Feb-2013
New technology in the magnetic cooling of chips
Luis Hueso, the CICnanoGUNE researcher, together with researchers from the University of Cambridge, among others, has developed a new technology in the magnetic cooling of chips based on the straining of materials. Compared with the current technologies, this advance enables the impact on the environment to be lessened. The work has been published recently in the prestigious journal Nature Materials.

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2013
Painting with catalysts: Nano-engineered materials for detoxifying water by use of sunlight
Only light, aerial oxygen, and a catalyst are needed to remove pollutants from water. RUB researchers led by Prof. Radim Beránek collaborate with colleagues from seven different countries in order to develop a photocatalyst that is efficient enough to be profitable. The aim is to implement the newly developed photocatalysts into a liquid paint with which photoreactors can easily be coated. The EU supports the project within its 7th Framework Programme with 3.7 million Euro funding for three years.
European Union, 7th Framework Programme

Contact: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Radim Beránek
radim.beranek@rub.de
49-234-322-9431
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
Nature Materials
NREL and partners demonstrate quantum dots that assemble themselves
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other labs have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough that could improve solar cells, quantum computing, and lighting devices.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
Nature Communications
Theory of crystal formation complete again
Exactly how a crystal forms from solution is a problem that has occupied scientists for decades. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, together with researchers from Germany and the USA, are now presenting the missing piece. The team published their findings yesterday in the online journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Ivo Jongsma
i.l.a.jongsma@tue.nl
31-402-472-110
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers create semiconductor 'nano-shish-kebabs' with potential for 3-D technologies
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of nanoscale structure that resembles a "nano-shish-kebab," consisting of multiple two-dimensional nanosheets that appear to be impaled upon a one-dimensional nanowire. But looks can be deceiving, as the nanowire and nanosheets are actually a single, three-dimensional structure consisting of a single, seamless series of germanium sulfide crystals. The structure holds promise for use in the creation of new, three-dimensional technologies.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2013
Lockheed Martin and Nanyang Technological University to collaborate on nanotechnology
Lockheed Martin and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University today announced a memorandum of understanding to explore the science of nanotechnology, with special focus on nanocopper and related technologies for the commercial market.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2013
Nature Materials
New material interface improves functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices
For the first time, researchers have designed a special material interface that has been shown to add to and to improve the functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices, such as those used in certain kinds of random access memory. The new method could be used to design improved, more-efficient, multilevel and multifunctional devices, as well as enhanced nanoelectronic components -- such as non-volatile information storage and processing; and spintronic components
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Barbara Kennedy
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Feb-2013
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures
Northwestern University's Chad Mirkin has developed a new set of building blocks based on nanoparticles and DNA. Using these tools, scientists will be able to build -- from the bottom up, just as nature does -- new and useful structures. Mirkin has built more than 200 different crystal structures with 17 different particle arrangements. Some of the lattice types can be found in nature, but many are new structures that have no naturally occurring mineral counterpart.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2013
Scientific Reports
Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows
University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research.
National Science Foundation, University at Buffalo Electrical Engineering Department

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 15-Feb-2013
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Quantum devices: Building an innovative future for Canada
Quantum information processing promises not only breakthroughs for computing, communications and cryptography, but it can also help us devise tools for navigating and controlling the nano-scale world. Sensors that operate according to quantum mechanics may achieve sensitivity, selectivity, precision and robustness far beyond their classical counterparts.

Contact: Ryan Saxby Hill
ryansaxbyhill@innovation.ca
613-294-6247
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Public Release: 15-Feb-2013
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Not your conventional nucleic acids
Northwestern University's Chad Mirkin has invented and developed a powerful nanomaterial that could revolutionize biomedicine: spherical nucleic acids (SNAs). The novel arrangement of nucleic acids imparts interesting chemical and physical properties that are very different from conventional nucleic acids. Potential applications include using SNAs to carry nucleic acid-based therapeutics to the brain for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, as well as other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Northwestern's Cancer Center for Nanotechnology Excellence

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Noncoding RNAs offer huge therapeutic and diagnostic potential
As scientists continue to unravel the complexity of the human genome and to uncover vital elements that play a role in both normal physiology and disease, one particular class of elements called noncoding RNAs is gaining a lot of attention.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference
Researchers invent 'acoustic-assisted' magnetic information storage
Electrical engineers have discovered a way to use high-frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data, offering a new approach to improve the data storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices around the world.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pallavi Dhagat
dhagat@eecs.orst.edu
541-737-9927
Oregon State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Advanced Optical Materials
The world's most sensitive plasmon resonance sensor inspired by ancient Roman cup
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a novel, ultra-sensitive tool for chemical, DNA, and protein analysis.

Contact: Logan Liu
loganliu@illinois.edu
217-244-4349
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
NTU Provost receives prestigious Imperial College fellowship joining the ranks of top UK scientists
Professor Freddy Boey, Provost of Nanyang Technological University has received the prestigious Faculty of Medicine Fellowship by Imperial College London, for his contribution to biomedical sciences.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2013
Physical Review B
A quantum dot energy harvester
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat, potentially making microcircuits more efficient. The engines would be microscopic in size, and have no moving parts. Each would only produce a tiny amount of power but by combining millions of the engines in a layered structure, enough of them could make a notable difference in the energy consumption of a computer.

Contact: Leonor Sierra
lsierra@ur.rochester.edu
University of Rochester

Public Release: 13-Feb-2013
Journal of Visualized Experiments
Origami meets chemistry in scholarly video-article
A new article in JoVE demonstrates the fabrication and folding of self assembling, origami inspired particles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Neal Moawed
press@jove.com
617-245-0137
The Journal of Visualized Experiments

Public Release: 13-Feb-2013
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
Research article coauthored by Pitt professor named best article of the year by Science
A paper in the prestigious journal Science coauthored by University of Pittsburgh physicist Sergey Frolov has garnered him and his colleagues the 2012 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, an annual honor awarded to the author or authors of the best research article or report appearing in Science, which is published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The prize carries with it a cash award of $25,000.

Contact: B. Rose Huber
rhuber@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Journal of American Chemical Society
Detecting cocaine 'naturally'
Since the beginning of time, living organisms have developed ingenious mechanisms to monitor their environment. As part of an international study, a team of researchers has adapted some of these natural mechanisms to detect specific molecules such as cocaine more accurately and quickly. Their work may greatly facilitate the rapid screening -- less than five minutes -- of many drugs, infectious diseases, and cancers.
Italian Ministry of University and Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others

Contact: Julie Gazaille
j.cordeau-gazaille@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition
Ever wonder how sometimes people still get through security with explosives on their person? Research conducted at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering has revealed a new way to better detect molecules associated with explosive mixtures.
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Richard Cairney
richard.cairney@ualberta.ca
780-492-4514
University of Alberta

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Building a biochemistry lab on a chip
Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using micro-fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor-based heating, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are further advancing the use of silicon transistor and electronics into chemistry and biology for point-of-care diagnostics.

Contact: Rashid Bashir
rbashir@illinois.edu
217-333-3097
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Nano Research
Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC
Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance.
University of Southern California/Viterbi School of Engineering

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells
EPFL's Institute of Microengineering has reached a remarkable 10.7 percent efficiency single-junction microcrystalline silicon solar cell, clearly surpassing the previous world record of 10.1 percent held by the Japanese company Kaneka Corporation since 1998. Such significant efficiency, independently certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, was achieved with less than two micrometers of photovoltaic active material - 100 times less than with standard techniques.
Swiss Federal Office of Energy, European Union/FP7 program, Swiss National Science Foundation, and others

Contact: Simon Hänni
simon.haenni@epfl.ch
41-327-183-228
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
Physical Review Letters
New material promises better solar cells
A layer cake pretty much tastes like a combination of its individual layers. In materials science, however, combining layers can lead to something completely new. Isolators can take on metallic properties when they are stacked. Scientists in Vienna have now discovered, that layered oxide-structures can be used to create a completely new kind of solar cell. They hope that the new solar cells will replace standard silicon cells in applications, where maximum efficiency is required.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 12-Feb-2013
PLOS Medicine
More evidence needed for scale up of mobile device technology in health
Despite the hundreds of pilot studies using mobile health -- also known as 'mHealth'', which describe medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices -- there is insufficient evidence to inform the widespread implementation and scale-up of this technology, according to international researchers writing in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

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