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Public Release: 7-Feb-2013
New Journal of Physics
Researchers create 'building block' of quanutm networks
A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
Applied Physics A
High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints
The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces.
Department of Energy

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
Nature
Improved X-ray microscopic imaging
X-ray microscopy requires radiation of extremely high quality. In order to obtain sharp images instrument and sample must stay absolutely immobile even at the nanometer scale during the recording. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, have now developed a method that relaxes these hard restrictions. Even fluctuations in the material can be visualized. The renowned journal Nature now reports on their results.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Research Council

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
Nano Today
Tiny capsule effectively kills cancer cells
Devising a method for more precise and less invasive treatment of cancer tumors, a team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a degradable nanoscale shell to carry proteins to cancer cells and stunt the growth of tumors without damaging healthy cells.

Contact: Bill Kisliuk
bkisliuk@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0540
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
A genetic device performs DNA diagnosis
A biological device made of DNA inserted into a bacterial cell works like a tiny diagnostic computer.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 6-Feb-2013
ACS Nano
Widely used nanoparticles enter soybean plants from farm soil
Two of the most widely used nanoparticles accumulate in soybeans -- second only to corn as a key food crop in the United States -- in ways previously shown to have the potential to adversely affect the crop yields and nutritional quality, a new study has found. It appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
2012: The Webb telescope's big year of progress
The James Webb Space Telescope marked another year of significant progress in 2012 as flight instrumentation was completed and delivered to NASA.
NASA, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency

Contact: Lynn Chandler
Lynn.chandler-1@nasa.gov
301-286-2806
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Electronic Imaging 2013
New modeling approach transforms imaging technologies
Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. The new approach is called model-based iterative reconstruction, or MBIR.
US Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Nano Letters
Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology
For the first time, scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite, which they have used to produce a sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms with unusual photoluminescent properties and with potential for use in optical technologies such as light detectors and lasers.
US Army Research Office, Penn State University

Contact: Barbara Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Nature Materials
Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead, an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of cell replacement therapies for conditions such as liver failure and type 1 diabetes. As reported in the Mar. issue of Nature Materials, the study used nanoscale pH sensors and MRI machines to tell if liver cells injected into mice survived over time.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Langmuir
Achilles heel: Popular drug-carrying nanoparticles get trapped in bloodstream
Many medically minded researchers are in hot pursuit of designs that will allow drug-carrying nanoparticles to navigate tissues and the interiors of cells, but University of Michigan engineers have discovered that these particles have another hurdle to overcome: escaping the bloodstream.
American Heart Association, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kate McAlpine
kmca@umich.edu
734-763-4386
University of Michigan

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
American Physical Society elected physicist Markus Aspelmeyer as a Fellow
Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Quantum Information on the Nanoscale at the University of Vienna, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his outstanding contributions to experimental quantum information, quantum optics and quantum foundations.

Contact: Barbara Suchanek
vcq@quantum.at
43-142-777-2545
University of Vienna

Public Release: 5-Feb-2013
Nature Communications
Using single quantum dots to probe nanowires
Plasmonic antennas will help image and detect bio-particles. This new research helps establish this approach.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, PFS, Naval Research Applied Electromagnetics Center

Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
pschewe@umd.edu
301-405-0989
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
PLOS ONE
MU scientists build harness for powerful radiation cancer therapy
In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have demonstrated the ability to harness powerful radioactive particles and direct them toward small cancer tumors while doing negligible damage to healthy organs and tissues.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
$5 million to improve electronic devices
Five University of California, Riverside professors will receive a total of $5 million as part of a $35 million research center aimed at developing materials and structures that could enable more energy efficient computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2
Researchers are developing an ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that could be less expensive to operate and more accurate than current monitoring technologies.
Carbon Management Canada

Contact: Ruth Klinkhammer
ruth.klinkhammer@cmc-nce.ca
403-210-7879
Carbon Management Canada

Public Release: 4-Feb-2013
Catalysis Science & Technology
Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?
A team from Newcastle University, UK, have discovered a cheap, quick, safe way of storing carbon that could significantly reduce global CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Contact: Dr. Lidija Šiller
lidija.siller@ncl.ac.uk
44-019-122-27858
Newcastle University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2013
ACS Nano
Routes towards defect-free graphene
A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large-scale manufacturing of graphene-based devices with applications in fields such as electronics, energy, and healthcare.

Contact: University of Oxford Press Office
press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-018-652-83877
University of Oxford

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Solar power: Is it time for the big push?
There are great expectations for solar power in the coming years. But what's needed now for a big push, and can science break barriers in research and industry?

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
ACS Nano
Nanomaterials key to developing stronger artificial hearts
On January 30, 2013 ACS Nano published a study by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, MASc, a researcher in the division of biomedical engineering at Brigham and Women's Hospital, detailing the creation of innovative cardiac patches that utilize nanotechnology to enhance the conductivity of materials to induce cardiac tissue formation. Creation of these ultra-thin cardiac patches put medicine a step closer to durable, high-functioning artificial tissues that could be used to repair damaged hearts and other organs.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-534-2208
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Nucleic Acids Research
Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from two days to only six hours.

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London

Public Release: 31-Jan-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
A possible answer for protection against chemical/biological agents, fuel leaks, and coffee stains
A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense, but everyone else as well: protection from Chemical/Biological agents, to self-cleaning apparel, to effortless thermal management, to fuel purification as well as enhanced control of leaks -- especially oil and fuels.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Robert White
robert.white@afosr.af.mil
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
New semiconductor research may extend integrated circuit battery life tenfold
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have demonstrated that use of new methods and materials for building integrated circuits can reduce power--extending battery life to 10 times longer for mobile applications compared to conventional transistors.

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
A new genre of 'intelligent' micro- and nanomotors
Enzymes, workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process, may have a new role as "intelligent" micro- and nanomotors with applications in medicine, engineering and other fields. That's the topic of a report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, showing that single molecules of common enzymes can generate enough force to cause movement in specific directions.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Penn research shows mechanism behind wear at the atomic scale
s surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface structure, wear affects nanoscale objects more strongly than it does their macroscale counterparts. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have experimentally demonstrated one of the mechanisms behind wear at the smallest scale: the transfer of material, atom by atom, from one surface to another.
National Science Foundation/Nanomanufacturing Program, University of Pennsylvania/NanoBio Interface Center

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

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