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Showing releases 1576-1600 out of 1654.

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Public Release: 23-May-2012
PLOS ONE
Forensics ferret out fire beetle secret
Black fire beetles of the genus Melanophila possess unusual infrared sensors. Researchers from the University of Bonn and from the Forschungszentrum Jülich have concluded that the beetles' sensors might even be more sensitive that uncooled infrared sensors designed by humans. Having this natural model opens up new perspectives, such as for early warning systems for forest fires. The results have been published in PLoS ONE.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Helmut Schmitz
h.schmitz@uni-bonn.de
49-228-732-071
University of Bonn

Public Release: 23-May-2012
A new imaging system produces 3-D models of monuments using unmanned aircraft
This system produces a realistic reproduction of architectural models at a low cost.

Contact: Germán Arroyo Moreno
arroyo@ugr.es
34-958-243-180
University of Granada

Public Release: 23-May-2012
Nature
Taking solar technology up a notch
The limitations of conventional and current solar cells include high production cost, low operating efficiency and durability, and many cells rely on toxic and scarce materials. Northwestern University researchers have developed a solar cell that, in principle, will minimize these limitations. In particular, the new solid-state solar cell is the first to solve the problem of the promising but leaky Grätzel cell. The device -- whose electrolyte starts as a liquid but ends up a solid mass -- is inherently stable.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Initiative for Energy and Sustainability at Northwestern

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

Public Release: 22-May-2012
ACS Nano
New study shows how nanotechnology can help detect disease earlier
A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers shows a new way to precisely detect a single chemical at extremely low concentrations and high contamination.

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Science
Sequence it…and they will come!
Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in the human genome's 3 billion nucleotide bases. This week's Newsfocus section of the journal Science describes recent advances in sequencing technology using a tiny orifice known as a nanopore.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Nature Materials
Study shows availability of hydrogen controls chemical structure of graphene oxide
A new study shows that the availability of hydrogen plays a significant role in determining the chemical and structural makeup of graphene oxide, a material that has potential uses in nano-electronics, nano-electromechanical systems, sensing, composites, optics, catalysis and energy storage.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-May-2012
A milestone in nanoparticle research: Nanoparticle test handbook sets the standards
A new handbook has been published under Empa leadership which aims to unify European standards in nanoparticle research. It contains detailed regulations for the manufacture and analysis of specific nanoparticles in the laboratory environment, placing research work in this field on a unified foundation and enabling valid comparisons to be made between studies. The editor, Prof. Harald Krug, is head of Empa's Materials meet Life Department.
European Union Commission/7th Frame Program

Contact: Professor Dr. Harald Krug
harald.krug@empa.ch
41-587-657-248
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Materials Today
Making microscopic machines using metallic glass
Researchers in Ireland have developed a new technology using materials called bulk metallic glasses to produce high-precision molds for making tiny plastic components. The components, with detailed microscopically patterned surfaces could be used in the next generation of computer memory devices and microscale testing kits and chemical reactors.

Contact: Stewart Bland
s.bland@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3124
Elsevier

Public Release: 22-May-2012
Proceedings of the Royal Society A
How ion bombardment reshapes metal surfaces
Ion bombardment of metal surfaces is an important, but poorly understood, nanomanufacturing technique. New research using sophisticated supercomputer simulations has shown what goes on in trillionths of a second. The advance could lead to better ways to predict the phenomenon and more uses of the technique to make new nanoscale products.
National Science Foundation, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, US Department of Energy

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 21-May-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
UCLA researchers develop way to strengthen proteins with polymers
In a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Chemistry, investigators from the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA describe how they synthesized polymers to attach to proteins in order to stabilize them during shipping, storage and other activities. The study findings suggest that these polymers could be useful in stabilizing protein formulations.

Contact: Jennifer Marcus
jmarcus@cnsi.ucla.edu
310-267-4839
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 21-May-2012
9th Annual World Congress of SBMT on Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping and Image Guide Therapy
Purdue professor to speak before Congress about nanotechnology in brain treatment research
Researchers at Purdue University are working with the US Army and neurosurgeons at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to create a new type of "bioactive" coating for stents used to treat brain aneurisms including those caused by head trauma from bomb blasts.
US Army

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdjue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 21-May-2012
Computers & Graphics
Computers & Graphics incorporates Collage Authoring Environment
Elsevier's Computers & Graphics announces the upcoming publication of a special issue on 3D Object Retrieval which will incorporate the Collage Authoring Environment, a workflow and publication platform developed by the first place winner of the 2011 Executable Paper Grand Challenge. The call for submissions for the special issue was announced at Eurographics 2012 on May 13, during the 3DOR Workshop.

Contact: Jason Awerdick
j.awerdick@elsevier.com
212-633-3103
Elsevier

Public Release: 21-May-2012
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
From lemons to lemonade: Using carbon dioxide to make carbon nitride
Michigan Tech scientist Yun Han Hu has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it creates some useful compounds to boot.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yun Hang Hu
yunhangh@mtu.edu
906-487-2261
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 21-May-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Reversible doping: Hydrogen flips switch on vanadium oxide
If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide may be the coolest material you've never heard of. It's a metal. It's an insulator. It's a window coating and an optical switch. And thanks to a new study by physicists at Rice University, scientists have a new way to reversibly alter VO2's electronic properties by treating it with one of the simplest substances -- hydrogen.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 20-May-2012
Nature Photonics
Cloak of invisibility: Engineers use plasmonics to create an invisible photodetector
A team of engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time used "plasmonic cloaking" to create a device that can see without being seen – an invisible machine that detects light. It is the first example of what the researchers describe as a new class of devices that controls the flow of light at the nanoscale to produce both optical and electronic functions.

Contact: Andrew Myers
admyers@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 20-May-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Good news for nanomedicine: Quantum dots appear safe in pioneering study on primates
A pioneering study to gauge the toxicity of quantum dots in primates has found the tiny crystals to be safe over a one-year period, a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine.
John R. Oishei Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Beijing Natural Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 18-May-2012
En route to a quantum computer
The Volkswagen Foundation is financing a materials science project being conducted jointly by the universities in Mainz and Osnabrueck in collaboration with the Juelich Research Center. This project is a continuation of a recently completed earlier project that was also financed by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Volkswagen Foundation

Contact: Dr. Angelika Kuehnle
kuehnle@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23930
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 18-May-2012
Biomicrofluidics
Engineers use droplet microfluidics to create glucose-sensing microbeads
Tiny beads may act as minimally invasive glucose sensors for a variety of applications in cell culture systems and tissue engineering.

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

Public Release: 18-May-2012
Applied Physics Letters
Return of the vacuum tube
Retro technology makes a comeback in a nanoscale transistor that is lightweight, low cost, and long lasting.

Contact: Jennifer Lauren Lee
jlee@aip.org
301-209-3099
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 18-May-2012
Using graphene, scientists develop a less toxic way to rust-proof steel
University at Buffalo researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a nontoxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen.
Tata Steel, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 18-May-2012
Functional coatings from the plasma nozzle
These coatings offer protection against rust, scratches and moisture and improve adhesion: Surfaces with a nano coating. A new plasma process enables these coatings to be applied more easily and cost-efficiently -- on an industrial scale.

Contact: Joerg Ihde
joerg.ihde@ifam.fraunhofer.de
49-421-224-6427
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 18-May-2012
Ultra-short laser pulses for science and industry
The shorter the pulse duration, the more precisely the laser tool operates. Ultra-short laser pulses of outstanding high average power are opening the doors to new applications in high throughput materials processing. Thanks to the short pulse duration, thermal damage of the material being processed is minimized.

Contact: Peter Russbueldt
peter.russbueldt@ilt.fraunhofer.de
49-241-890-6303
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 17-May-2012
UD scientist attempts to grow nanocomposites faster using novel approach
Zide will attempt to grow nanoscale materials in a new way through a 2012 Department of Energy Early Career Research grant from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. One of only 68 individuals selected from a pool of nearly 850 applicants, the award will provide Zide $750,000 in research funding over five years.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
University of Delaware

Public Release: 17-May-2012
Nature Communications
Professor uses diamond to produce graphene quantum dots and nano-ribbons of controlled structure
Kansas State University researchers have come closer to solving an old challenge of producing graphene quantum dots of controlled shape and size at large densities, which could revolutionize electronics and optoelectronics.
National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Vikas Berry
vberry@k-state.edu
785-532-5519
Kansas State University

Public Release: 17-May-2012
Bay Area PV Consortium announces $7.5 million in grants to lower the cost of large-scale solar
The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium -- an industry-supported program led by Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley -- has announced its first research grants aimed at making utility-scale solar power cost-competitive by the end of the decade.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

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