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Public Release: 16-Oct-2012
Envisioning novel approaches for eye disease: 'The new medicine' at UC Santa Barbara
By growing new retinal cells to replace those that have malfunctioned, scientists hope to one day create and fuse entire layers of fresh cells -- a synthetic patch akin to a contact lens -- as a treatment for age-related macular degeneration, the top cause of visual impairment among people over 60.
Bill Bowes

Contact: Shelly Leachman
shelly.leachman@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-8726
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 16-Oct-2012
Effort to mass-produce flexible nanoscale electronics
Case Western Reserve University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant to develop technology for mass-producing flexible electronic devices at a whole new level of small. As they're devising new tools and techniques to make nanowires and devices, they're creating ways to build them in flexible materials and package the electronics in waterproofing layers of durable plastics. The technology may be used to make implants that cause less damage to foldable electronics as thin as a sheet of plastic wrap.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Penn State receives $4.2 million for nanotechnology career development
Penn State will receive $4.2 million over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to continue the work of the National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network, founded at the university with a four-year grant from the NSF in 2008.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Bezilla
mxb13@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
Penn researchers find new way to mimic the color and texture of butterfly wings
The colors of a butterfly's wings are unusually bright and beautiful and are the result of an unusual trait; the way they reflect light is fundamentally different from how color works most of the time.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Nano Letters
Penn researchers find new way to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films
Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.
National Science Foundation, Penn Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Science
Science: Quantum oscillator responds to pressure
In the far future, superconducting quantum bits might serve as components of high-performance computers. Today already do they help better understand the structure of solids, as is reported by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the Science magazine. By means of Josephson junctions, they measured the oscillations of individual atoms "tunneling" between two positions. This means that the atoms oscillated quantum mechanically. Deformation of the specimen even changed the frequency (DOI: 10.1126/science.1226487).

Contact: Kosta Schinarakis
schinarakis@kit.edu
49-721-608-41956
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Nature Materials
Another advance on the road to spintronics
Using a new technique called HARPES, for Hard x-ray Angle-Resolved PhotoEmission Spectroscopy, Berkeley Lab researchers have unlocked the ferromagnetic secrets of dilute magnetic semiconductors, materials of great interest for spintronic technology.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Oct-2012
Materials Research Letters
New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2012
Nature Physics
Making a layer cake with atomic precision
Graphene and associated one-atom-thick crystals offer the possibility of a vast range of new materials and devices by stacking individual atomic layers on top of each other, new research from the University of Manchester shows.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 12-Oct-2012
Physical Review Letters
'Invisibility' could be a key to better electronics
An MIT team applies technology developed for visual 'cloaking' to enable more efficient transfer of electrons.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Caroline McCall
cmccall5@mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Oct-2012
Advanced Materials
Scientists discover that shape matters in DNA nanoparticle therapy
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shapes of these carriers may make a big difference in how well they work in treating cancer and other diseases. This study is also noteworthy because this gene therapy technique does not use a virus to carry DNA into cells.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
Researchers seek way to make solar cells ultra-thin, flexible
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are developing nanotechnology that could lead to a new platform for solar cells, one that could drive the development of lighter, flexible and more versatile solar-powered technology than is currently available. The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $390,000 grant to the researchers to further explore their research on the feasibility of ultrathin-film photovoltaic devices, which convert light from the sun into electric power.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Researchers create 'nanoflowers' for energy storage, solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) a semiconductor material that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 11-Oct-2012
Queen's develops new environmentally friendly MOF production method
Chemists at Queen's University Belfast have devised a novel, environmentally friendly technique, which allows the rapid production of Metal-Organic Frameworks porous materials. These revolutionary nanomaterials have the potential to transform hazardous gas storage, natural gas vehicles and drug delivery and have the highest surface-area of any known substance.

Contact: Communications Office
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
44-028-909-75384
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Light might prompt graphene devices on demand
A breakthrough in plasmonics could allow the creation of on-demand electronic devices on graphene by hitting the material with light of a particular wavelength or at a certain angle.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense National Security

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Improving nanometer-scale manufacturing with infrared spectroscopy
While there have been significant breakthroughs in nano-manufacturing, there has been much less progress on measurement technologies that can provide information about nanostructures made from multiple integrated materials. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Anasys Instruments Inc. now report new diagnostic tools that can support cutting-edge nano-manufacturing. Using atomic force microscope based infrared spectroscopy to characterize polymer nanostructures and systems of integrated polymer nanostructures, researchers were able to chemically analyze polymer lines as small as 100 nm
DARPA, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Energy

Contact: William P. King
wpk@illinois.edu
217-244-3864
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
Nature Chemistry
The best of both catalytic worlds
Berkeley Lab researchers have combined the best properties of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts by encapsulating metallic nanoclusters within the branched molecular arms of dendrimers. The results are heterogenized homogeneous nanocatalysts that are sustainable and feature high reactivity and selectivity.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Photonic gels are colorful sensors
Tunable photonic gels developed at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology show promise for sensors, security devices, computer components and display systems.
US Army Research Office, US Air Force, Korea Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2012
Nature
The graphene-paved roadmap
Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper claims.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
Angewandte Chemie
Drawing a line, with carbon nanotubes
MIT researchers have designed a new type of pencil lead in which graphite is replaced with a compressed powder of carbon nanotubes. The lead, which can be used with a regular mechanical pencil, can inscribe sensors on any paper surface.
MIT/Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Caroline McCall
cmccall5@mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012
ACS Nano
Glowing DNA invention points towards high speed disease detection
Many diseases, including cancers, leave genetic clues in the body just as criminals leave DNA at a crime scene. But tools to detect the DNA-like sickness clues known as miRNAs, tend to be slow and expensive. Now Chemistry researcher Tom Vosch and plant molecular biologist Seong Wook Yang, University of Copenhagen, have invented a DNA sensor, coupling genetic material to a luminous molecule which goes dark only in the presence of a specific target.

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-23-60-11-40
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Graphene membranes may lead to enhanced natural gas production, less CO2 pollution says CU study
Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively and efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Scott Bunch
joseph.bunch@colorado.edu
303-492-6802
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
Angewandte Chemie
Catalytic converters like it hot
Catalytic converters work poorly if they have not yet warmed up. Tiny metal particles in a catalytic converter require a minimum temperature to function efficiently. At the Vienna University of Technology, thanks to a new measuring method, it has now become possible to examine many different types of these particles at the same time. Reliable information regarding what it is exactly that the efficiency of catalytic converters depends on has thus been obtained for the first time.

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2012
5th Environmental Microbiology Lecture
Super-microbes engineered to solve world environmental problems
On Oct. 8, world class scientist professor Sang Yup Lee of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) will give a lecture on systems metabolic engineering that could lead to the development of solutions to environmental problems. Professor Lee will present his talk, the 5th Environmental Microbiology Lecture, at the Royal Society of Medicine in London from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-295
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 5-Oct-2012
Inventor of world's smallest probe on nano scale receives NJIT top honor
NJIT research professor Reginald C. Farrow, Ph.D., who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells was awarded yesterday, Oct. 4, 2012, the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. This prize is the most prestigious research award at NJIT. It is the fifth time the award has been made.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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