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Showing releases 1576-1600 out of 1650.

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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

Public Release: 15-May-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances
Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 15-May-2012
Journal of Immunology
Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat arthritis
A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic value just by showing up, researchers report.
Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@georgiahealth.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 14-May-2012
Dissertations and Features
New research could mean faster computers and better mobile phones
Graphene and carbon nanotubes could improve the electronics used in computers and mobile phones, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Contact: Anders Nordenfelt
anders.nordenfelt@physics.gu.se
46-072-311-6035
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 13-May-2012
Physical Review Letters
You can't play nano-billiards on a bumpy table
There's nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the "billiard balls" are tiny electrons moving across a "table" made of the semiconductor gallium arsenide. An international team of physicists has shown that in this game of "semiconductor billiards," small bumps have an unexpectedly large effect on the paths that electrons follow.
Australian Research Council, Office of Naval Research, US Air Force, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Bob Beale
bbeale@unsw.edu.au
61-411-705-435
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 12-May-2012
Oracle chairman Jeff Henley makes $50 million gift to UC Santa Barbara
A new philanthropic gift from Jeff Henley, chairman of the board of Oracle, and his wife, Judy, will advance the UCSB campus toward the $1-billion goal of its Campaign for UC Santa Barbara. Jeff Henley, a 1966 UCSB grad, is the campaign's co-chair. The Henleys have committed $50 million to UCSB for the Institute for Energy Efficiency and its highly regarded College of Engineering.
Jeff and Judy Henley

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

Public Release: 11-May-2012
Physical Review Letters
In metallic glasses, researchers find a few new atomic structures
Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has discovered a new nanometer-scale atomic structure in solid metallic materials known as metallic glasses.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Voyles
voyles@engr.wisc.edu
608-265-6740
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 11-May-2012
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water
Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have developed a new electrocatalyst that overcomes the high cost of platinum, generating hydrogen gas from water with abundant and affordable metals. The unexpected and high-performing nanosheet structure of the catalytic nickel-molybdenum-nitride compound offers a promising new model for effective hydrogen catalysis.
Brookhaven National Lab/Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-May-2012
The future of aerospace takes off in Montreal
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada -- alongside industrial partners, Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd., Composites Atlantic, Delastek and Emergia Aerospace -- announced $3.4 million in funding over five years for aerospace research at Concordia University.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 9-May-2012
Advanced Materials
NTU scientists invent superbug killers
Conceived at Nanyang Technological University, this superbug killer comes in the form of a coating which has a magnetic-like feature that attracts bacteria and kills them without the need for antibiotics.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 9-May-2012
First instrument for the JWST is completed and handed over to NASA
After more than ten years of work by more than 200 engineers, the Mid InfraRed Instrument, a camera so sensitive it could see a candle on one of Jupiter's moons, has been declared ready for delivery by the European Space Agency and NASA.
UK Space Agency

Contact: Madeleine Russell
madeleine.russell@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk
44-017-934-18069
UK Space Agency

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting
Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Nature Communications
UCLA scientists unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises
UCLA chemists solved a molecular mystery, and report the discovery in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-May-2012
28th Annual Cornell Fashion Collective Runway Show
African scientist, designer partner to fashion anti-malaria garment that wards off bugs
A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria. The outfit debuted on the runway at the Cornell Fashion Collective spring fashion show, April 28.

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Nature Communications
Not your grandma's quilt
A group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering have developed a technique to keep cool a semiconductor material used in everything from traffic lights to electric cars.
Office of Naval Research, Semiconductor Research Corportion, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Applied Physics Letters
KIT researchers succeed in realizing a new material class
A research team lead by Professor Martin Wegener at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has succeeded in realizing a new material class through the manufacturing of a stable crystalline metafluid, a pentamode metamaterial. Using new nanostructuring methods, these materials can now be realized for the first time with any conceivable mechanical properties. The researchers will present their results in the cover story of the May issue of Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-4714
Helmholtz Association

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