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Public Release: 31-May-2013
Even with defects, graphene is strongest material in the world
Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form. This resolves a contradiction between theoretical simulations, which predicted grain boundaries can be strong, and earlier experiments, which indicated they were much weaker than the perfect lattice. "We're excited to say that graphene is back and stronger than ever," says Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Nature Communications
NTU invention allows clear photos in dim light
Cameras fitted with a new revolutionary sensor will soon be able to take clear and sharp photos in dim conditions, thanks to a new image sensor invented at Nanyang Technological University.

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Scientists capture first images of molecules before and after reaction
Using atomic force microscopy, chemists for the first time can capture images of molecules before and after they react, which will allow them to better tune reactions to get the products they want. UC Berkeley chemist Felix Fischer and physicist Michael Crommie joined forces to develop the technique, which could help scientists study and improve catalytic reactions like those used widely in industry to make chemicals or crack oil.
Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today, according to the researchers.
Intel, Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Optical Materials Express
Charred micro-bunny sculpture shows promise of new material for 3-D shaping
Researchers in Japan used state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques on a new type of resin that can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3-D structures (in this case the famous "Stanford bunny") with features just a few micrometers across. The team says one of the most promising applications is 3-D microelectrodes that could interface with the brain.

Contact: Angela Stark
The Optical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Flexible opals
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important applications in the security, textile and sensing industries.

Contact: Sarah Collins
Cambridge Enterprise University of Cambridge

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Scientific Reports
Diamonds, nanotubes find common ground in graphene
What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene. The one-atom-thick form of carbon can act as a go-between that allows vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to grow on nearly anything, including diamonds.
Honda Research Institute

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-May-2013
Advanced Materials
Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal
Tiny spherical particles float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation of the spheres into netlike structures that accumulate at the site of a cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Sloan Foundation

Contact: Susan Brown
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-May-2013
University of Huddersfield awarded £93k award from the EPSRC
University of Huddersfield scientist Dr. Feng Gao has been awarded £93,668 for a research project to achieve new levels of efficiency and cost-saving for companies making advanced products using ultra-precise surfaces. This research will help to reduce the amount of material that is wasted due to imperfections.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Megan Beech
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Physical Review B
How do cold ions slide?
One of the challenges faced by those who study friction is finding a connection between the phenomena observed within the macroworld and those in the nanoworld. The stick-slip, a phenomenon observed at every scale when two surfaces slide on one another, could be the starting point to identify such connection. The scientists at SISSA have studied such phenomenon through a system of "trapped cold ions."

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

Public Release: 23-May-2013
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
Innovation could bring flexible solar cells, transistors, displays
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Journal of Controlled Release
Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal tests it appears to reduce the systemic damage done to other organs while significantly improving the treatment of lung tumors -- the tumors virtually disappeared.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense

Contact: Oleh Taratula
Oregon State University

Public Release: 22-May-2013
Scientific Reports
New technique may open up an era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale -- meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Whirlpools on the nanoscale could multiply magnetic memory
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source promises four-bit magnetic cells instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. Magnetic vortices are whirlpools of magnetic field, in which electron spins point either clockwise or counterclockwise. In the crowded center of the whirlpool the spins point either down or up. These four orientations could represent separate bits of information in a new kind of memory, if controlled independently and simultaneously.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, European Regional Development Fund, Czech Republic Grant Agency

Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Research at the cutting edge of knowledge
The Brazilian funding agency for scientific and technological research São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, based in the state of São Paulo, announced an investment estimated in US$680 million to support 17 Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers for a period of up to eleven years. Each selected RIDC must develop opportunities to have its research results contribute to commercially and/or socially relevant high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.
FAPESP -- Sao Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Fernando Cunha
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Founding donor doubles his gift to Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that Hansjorrg Wyss, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who enabled the Institute's creation in 2009 with a $125 million gift, has donated a second $125 million gift to the University to further advance the Institute's pioneering work.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Communications
Study led by GW professor provides better understanding of water's freezing behavior at nanoscale
The results of a new study led by George Washington University professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size-dependent, an important conclusion in understanding water's behavior at the nanoscale.

Contact: Joanne Welsh
George Washington University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
2013 City of Hope National Medical Center Immunology Division Seminar Series
MU researchers develop radioactive nanoparticles that target cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way to create radioactive nanoparticles that target lymphoma tumor cells wherever they may be in the body.

Contact: Nathan Hurst
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nano Letters
Single-cell transfection tool enables added control for biological studies
Northwestern researchers have developed a novel tool for single-cell transfection, in which they deliver molecules into targeted cells through temporary nanopores in the cell membrane created by a localized electric field.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Nature Communications
UofL scientists uncover how grapefruits provide a secret weapon in medical drug delivery
University of Louisville researchers have uncovered how to create nanoparticles using natural lipids derived from grapefruit, and have discovered how to use them as drug delivery vehicles.
National Institutes of Health, Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Julie Heflin
University of Louisville

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice unveils method for tailoring optical processors
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
US Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Lab on a Chip
UC Davis engineers create on-wetting fabric drains sweat
Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at UC Davis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives
UC Davis researchers have found a convenient way to make layered iron-platinum alloys and tailor their properties, a promising material for a potential new generation of data storage media.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers perform fastest measurements ever made of ion channel proteins
A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has used miniaturized electronics to measure the activity of individual ion-channel proteins with temporal resolution as fine as one microsecond, producing the fastest recordings of single ion channels ever performed. They designed a custom integrated circuit to perform these measurements, in which an artificial cell membrane and ion channel are attached directly to the surface of the amplifier chip.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University

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