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Public Release: 8-Jun-2012
NIH supporting Arizona State University research to help in fight against kidney disease
An Arizona State University research collaboration has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support work on new methods of detecting kidney disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
Element Six and Harvard University collaboration sets a new quantum information record
Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, working in partnership with academics in Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, has used its Element Six single crystal synthetic diamond grown by chemical vapor deposition to demonstrate the capability of quantum bit memory to exceed one second at room temperature.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Iain Hutchison
iain.hutchison@e6.com
44-771-783-8286
Element Six

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Nature Communications
'Nanocable' could be big boon for energy storage
Rice University researchers have created a coaxial nanocable capacitor that outperforms previously reported microcapacitors. The three-layer, 100-nanometer-wide cable is described this week in Nature Communications. The cable was produced with techniques pioneered in the nascent graphene field and could be used to build next-generation energy-storage systems.
National Science Foundation, Rice University, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation, Center for Exotic NanoCarbons at Shinshu University, Japan Regional Innovation Strategy Program by the Excellence

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
Armored caterpillar could inspire new body armor
Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according to findings by a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering and elsewhere published online today, June 7, in the journal Science.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
New twist on old chemical process could boost energy efficiency
An unappreciated aspect of chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides could be key in developing more efficient energy systems, including more productive solar cells or hydrogen fuel cells efficient enough for automobiles.
University of Washington, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, National Science Foundation/Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis, US Department of Energy

Contact: Vince Stricherz
vinces@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
CU-Boulder physicists use ultrafast lasers to create first tabletop X-ray device
An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device, paving the way for major advances in many fields including medicine, biology and nanotechnology development.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Margaret Murnane
murnane@jila.colorado.edu
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 7-Jun-2012
Science
All the colors of a high-energy rainbow, in a tightly focused beam
For the first time, researchers have produced a coherent, laser-like, directed beam of light that simultaneously streams ultraviolet light, X-rays, and all wavelengths in between. One of the few light sources to successfully produce a coherent beam that includes X-rays, this new technology is the first to do so using a setup that fits on a laboratory table.
National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Austrian Science Fund, Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Junta de Castilla y Leon, Spanish MINECO, Centro de Laseres Pulsados

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water
Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of Prashant V. Kamat, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants.

Contact: Prashant Kamat
pkamat@nd.edu
574-631-5411
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Nanomedicines promise fewer side effects in treating cancer
A new generation of cancer treatments based on nanotechnology is making its way out of the laboratory and into the clinic with the promise of targeting cancer cells while steering clear of healthy tissue, according to the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2012
Nano Letters
Researchers love triangles
A research team at Case Western Reserve University has found that gold catalysts shaped in the form of a cube, triangle, or other higher order structures grow nanowires about twice as fast and twice as long compared to wires grown with the more typical spherically-shaped catalysts. The wires, as small as one-5,000th the width of a human hair, could be used to build the next generation of "invisible" computer chips or sensors fast enough to identify signs of disease.

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 5-Jun-2012
Biomicrofluidics
New ways to stretch DNA and other organic molecules
By taking advantage of the unique patterns generated when two immiscible fluids flow together, scientists have developed a new tool for studying tiny biomolecules.

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
UMD scientists create faster, more sensitive photodetector by tricking graphene
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a highly sensitive detector of infrared light that can be used in applications ranging from detection of chemical and biochemical weapons from a distance and better airport body scanners to chemical analysis in the laboratory and studying the structure of the universe through new telescopes.

Contact: Lee Tune
301-405-4679
University of Maryland

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Emerging optics technology to fly on microsatellite
A kitchen gadget used to sift flour and other ingredients is the inspiration behind the name of an emerging technology that could resolve some of the more intriguing components of the sun's chromosphere -- the irregular layer above the photosphere that contributes to the formation of solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
443-858-1779
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
Using a technique known as "nucleic acid origami," chemical engineers have built tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA that can deliver snippets of RNA directly to tumors, turning off genes expressed in cancer cells.
National Institutes of Health, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, National Research Foundation of Korea

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2012
Repelling the drop on top
It would make life a lot easier if the surfaces of window panes, corrosion coatings or microfluidic systems in medical labs could keep themselves free of water and other liquids. A new simulation program can now work out just how such surfaces have to look for a variety of applications.

Contact: Adham Hashibon
adham.hashibon@iwm.fraunhofer.de
0049-761-514-2287
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 1-Jun-2012
Nature Biotechnology
Computer-designed proteins programmed to disarm variety of flu viruses
Proteins found in nature, but that do not normally bind the flu, can be engineered to act as broad-spectrum antiviral agents against many flu virus strains, including H1N1 pandemic influenza. One engineered protein has a flu-fighting potency that rivals several monoclonal antibodies. The proteins are constructed via computer modeling to fit neatly onto a nano-sized target on flu viruses, and prevent that part of the virus from changing shape to infect cells.
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Analytical Chemistry
Nanotechnology breakthrough could dramatically improve medical tests
A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than 3 million times more sensitive, according to researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology.
DARPA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Schultz
sschultz@princeton.edu
609-258-3617
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Journal of Power Sources
New small solid oxide fuel cell reaches record efficiency
A new solid oxide fuel cell system developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can achieve a record of up to 57 percent efficiency and is designed to be scaled up to generate electricity for individual homes or neighborhoods
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 31-May-2012
World's first liquid surfaces X-ray machine will increase UK's international competitiveness in high-value industry
The University of Nottingham will be the base for the world's first Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy (LiPPS) machine, a high performance tool that will increase the UK's competitiveness in a range of high-value industrial sectors including semiconductors, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and automotives.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
44-179-344-4404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Angewandte Chemie
New type of biosensor is fast, super-sensitive
A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers. Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a long-standing challenge to create a sensor that is not only super-sensitive to the presence of chemical compounds but responds quickly. It has countless potential uses for detecting drugs, toxins and pesticides for biomedical or environmental analysis.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Bob Beale
bbeale@unsw.edu.au
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 31-May-2012
7 scientific pioneers receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes
Seven 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, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.

Contact: Anne-Marie Astad
anne.marie.astad@dnva.no
47-415-67406
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Public Release: 31-May-2012
Science
Novel X-ray technique opens door to new biological insights
Scientists have used a novel X-ray technique to peer into the internal structure of a common biomolecule. The study, published in the journal Science, demonstrates the immense potential of new tools called free-electron lasers to obtain high-resolution structural insight into macromolecules.
US Department of Energy, Max Planck Society, Hamburg Ministry of Science, Joachim Herz Stiftung, Hamburg School for Structure and Dynamics in Infection, National Science Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Research, and others

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 30-May-2012
Biomicrofluidics
Biochip-based device for cell analysis
Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 30-May-2012
Physical Review Letters
The finest gold dust in the world
What can you do if you need single gold atoms for chemical reactions, but instead of staying apart, the atoms keep balling up into nano-clusters? Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology found a way -- creating the finest gold dust in the world, consisting of single atoms.

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

Public Release: 30-May-2012
A super tiny giraffe
Shaahin Amini was ready to quit. The Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering had spent three hours looking into a microscope scanning a maze of black-and-white crosshatched lines, tubes and beads made of nickel, aluminum and carbon magnified 3,800 times.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

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