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Public Release: 29-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Detecting extraterrestrial life through motion
EPFL scientists have developed an extremely sensitive device that can detect life forms by sensing the slightest motion. The chemistry-free system can be used to rapidly test antibiotics or even to search for life on other planets.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Italian Health Ministry

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Dec-2014
Applied Physics Letters
A qubit candidate shines brighter
A team of researchers has taken a major step forward in effectively enhancing the fluorescent light emission of diamond nitrogen vacancy centers -- a key step to using the atom-sized defects in future quantum computers. The technique, described in the journal Applied Physics Letters hinges on the very precise positioning of NV centers within a structure called a photonic cavity that can boost the light signal from the defect.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Functional materials research gets £20 million boost from EPSRC
The EPSRC announced 10 research projects to advance the UK's manufacturing capability and develop new, exciting functional materials.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Clare Waldron
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 22-Dec-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Hands on: Crafting ultrathin color coatings
Research from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences suggests that an ultra-thin layer of a metal and a semiconductor could be applied to essentially any rough or flexible material to produce a vividly colored coating. The technique, which exploits optical interference effects, could potentially be used on wearable fabrics or stretchable electronics.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Draper Lab, National Science Foundation

Contact: Caroline Perry
Harvard University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Piezoelectricity in a 2-D semiconductor
Berkeley Lab researchers have opened the door to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems, MEMS, and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive bio-sensors, with the first observation of piezoelectricity in a free standing two-dimensional semiconductor.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Atom-thick CCD could capture images
A synthetic two-dimensional material known as CIS could be the basis for ultimately thin imaging devices and optical sensors.
Army Research Office Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering Division of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors publishes annual meeting proceedings
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, which was held March 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., and includes select articles from the conference, as well as a general section related to pharmacy and nanotechnology, and an additional manuscript discussing innovation in chemistry.

Contact: Diana Vergara
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Quantum physics just got less complicated
Researchers show that wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty are the same thing, reducing two mysteries to one
Ministry of Education Singapore, National Research Foundation Singapore

Contact: Jenny Hogan
Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
Kansas State University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars
Rice University researchers calculate the best candidates among possible metal organic frameworks to store natural gas for cars.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields
Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart molecules with applications in fields as wide ranging as nanotechnology and medicine.

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Switching to spintronics
Berkeley Lab researchers used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing data.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale
Scientists have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two INRS professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names UT Arlington researchers as Fellows
Daniel W. Armstrong and Richard Timmons, professors in the UT Arlington College of Science, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Together, they hold more than 30 patents.

Contact: Traci Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Nadine Aubry named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Casey Bayer
Northeastern University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor advances the study of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technologies, to image and treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and degeneration of the eye.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors
OU professors named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, Rice University scientists tracked uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating caterpillars. The research is available online in Environmental Science & Technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names two Sanford-Burnham researchers as Charter Fellows
Erkki Ruoslahti and Kristiina Vuori have been named NAI Fellows -- a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.

Contact: Susan Gammon Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Dartmouth researchers create 'green' process to reduce molecular switching waste
Dartmouth researchers have found a solution using visible light to reduce waste produced in chemically activated molecular switches, opening the way for industrial applications of nanotechnology ranging from anti-cancer drug delivery to LCD displays and molecular motors.

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Physics
Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. This property could have implications in spintronics, an emerging technology promoted by the European Union to create advanced computational systems.

Contact: SINC
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
IEEE Electron Device Letters
Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip
Today circuit cards are like cities in which logic chips compute and memory chips store data. When the computer gets busy, the wires connecting logic and memory get jammed. The Stanford approach would build layers of logic atop layers of memory to create tightly interconnected high-rise chips. Many thousands of nanoscale electronic 'elevators' would move data between the layers faster, using less electricity, than the bottle-neck prone wires connecting single-story logic and memory chips today.

Contact: Tom Abate
Stanford School of Engineering

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