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Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Morphing DNA hydrogel flows like liquid but remembers its original shape
A new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape. The hydrogel, a mesh of organic molecules with many small empty spaces that can absorb water like a sponge, qualifies as a "metamaterial" with properties not found in nature and may be the first organic metamaterial with mechanical meta-properties.
US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Defense

Contact: John Carberry
johncarberry@cornell.edu
607-255-5353
Cornell University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2012
Nature Scientific Reports
Large pores
Researchers of the KIT Institute of Functional Interfaces, Jacobs University Bremen, and other institutions have developed a new method to produce metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). By means of the so-called liquid-phase epitaxy, the scientists succeeded in producing a new class of MOFs with a pore size never reached before. These frameworks open up interesting applications in medicine, optics, and photonics. The new class of MOFs, called "SURMOF 2", is presented in the Nature Scientific Reports journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
New Haydale HDPlas™ inks launched at Printed Electronics 2012
Haydale, the world's leading supplier of high quality plasma functionalized, highly dispersible graphenes, announces the immediate availability of its new range of graphene based inks for printed electronics.

Contact: Trevor Phillips
trevor.phillips@hermesfinancialpr.co.uk
44-788-915-3628
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Nature Materials
Nature Materials study: Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode devices, collecting solar power, harvesting waste heat, and other applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Mullaney
mullam@rpi.edu
518-276-6161
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Molecular Pharmaceutics
Nanotechnology drug delivery shows promise for treatment of pediatric cancer
Molecular Pharmaceutics reported findings from the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research and the University of Delaware, about the potential for nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapeutic agents in a way that attacks cancer cells without harming healthy cells. In the Nemours study, encapsulated dexamethasone delivered to pre-clinical models with leukemia significantly improved quality of life and survival compared to the control receiving the unencapsulated drug.
Nemours/University of Delaware

Contact: Karen Bengston
kbengsto@nemours.org
302-298-7319
Nemours

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Nature Communications
Cork the key to unlocking the potential of graphene
Scientists have taken inspiration from one of the oldest natural materials, cork, to engineer graphene, which normally exists layers one atom thick, into useful 3D forms for the first time.

Contact: Emily Walker
emily.walker@monash.edu
61-399-034-844
Monash University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
University of Tennessee researchers find fungus has cancer-fighting power
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus's life more purpose--as a cancer fighter.
Biochemistry Program in the Life Sciences Division of the US Army

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
ACS Nano
Multitasking plasmonic nanobubbles kill some cells, modify others
Researchers at Rice University have found a way to kill some diseased cells and treat others in the same sample at the same time. The process activated by a pulse of laser light leaves neighboring healthy cells untouched.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
Ben-Gurion University awarded $6.5 million grant to develop nano thin infrared night vision glasses
The nano glasses will consist of multiple layers of nano-colloid material that absorb the infrared light (using advanced nano-photonic techniques) and convert it to visible light using highly-efficient OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes). Existing night vision systems are cumbersome, often inches thick, very heavy, expensive, and require a power supply.
Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
56-169-444-486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
INRS: Professor Federico Rosei elected AAAS Fellow in recognition of his meritorious efforts to advance science
In recognition of his meritorious efforts to advance science, Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Centre, was elected as a Fellow by his peers in the Association for the Advancement of Science. In particular, his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces was recognized. Dr. Rosei will receive this prestigious honor at the induction ceremony for new Fellows.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 3-Dec-2012
Organic Electronics
Goodbye, fluorescent light bulbs! See your office in a new light
Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting. The research supporting their new FIPEL technology is described in a study in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Electronics.

Contact: Katie Neal
nealkc@wfu.edu
336-758-6141
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 29-Nov-2012
High honor for 2 UC Riverside physicists
Two physicists at the University of California, Riverside -- Richard Seto and Jing Shi -- have been elected as fellows of the American Physical Society. Only 250 researchers received the high honor this year. The APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Fellowship in the society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership.
American Physical Society

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Nov-2012
Rensselaer professor Shawn-Yu Lin named Fellow of the AAAS
Nano-photonics expert Shawn Yu-Lin, professor of physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a member of the university's Future Chips Constellation and Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
518-276-2146
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 29-Nov-2012
Industrial carbon management research gets $3.75 million boost
Carbon Management Canada (CMC) has awarded a total of $3.75 million to eight new research projects. Carbon Management Canada (CMC) was established in 2009 as a national network with a mandate to radically reduce carbon emissions in the upstream fossil energy industry and in large stationary emitters. CMC has over 160 investigators, more than 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, network agreements with 28 Canadian academic institutions, and industry and government sponsors.
Carbon Management Canada

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

Public Release: 29-Nov-2012
Science
Harvard's Wyss Institute team creates versatile 3d nanostructures using DNA 'bricks'
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created more than 100 three-dimensional nanostructures using DNA building blocks that function like Lego bricks -- a major advance from the two-dimensional structures the same team built a few months ago.
Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Harvard/Wyss Institute

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
ARPA-e awards $130 million for transformation energy technology projects
Sixty six cutting-edge research projects have been selected by the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to receive a total of $130 million in funding.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
Nature
Research discovery could revolutionize semiconductor manufacture
A completely new method of manufacturing the smallest structures in electronics could make their manufacture thousands of times quicker, allowing for cheaper semiconductors. The findings have been published in the latest issue of Nature. Instead of starting from a silicon wafer or other substrate, as is usual today, researchers have made it possible for the structures to grow from freely suspended nanoparticles of gold in a flowing gas.

Contact: Lars Samuelson
Lars.Samuelson@ftf.lth.se
46-703-177-679
Lund University

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
U of Minn. receives $1.8 million grant for improving efficiencies in fuel and plastics production
The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $1.8 million grant over three years from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy to develop revolutionary membrane technology that will enable energy-efficient separations in the chemical, petrochemical, water, fossil fuel, and renewable energy industries. When fully implemented, the technology could reduce US energy consumption by as much as 3 percent. Science magazine named initial research as one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2011.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Fast forward to the past: NASA technologists test 'game-changing' data-processing technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomous rendezvous and docking to remotely correcting wavefront errors on large, deployable space telescope mirrors like those to fly on the James Webb Space Telescope.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
ljkeesey@comcast.net
301-258-0192
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Pioneering electrical engineering work recognized
Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering and founding chair of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2013.

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

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Developing 'second skin' military fabric to repel chemical and biological agents
The researchers say the fabric will be able to switch reversibly from a highly breathable state to a protective one in response to the presence of the environmental threat without the need for an external control system. In the protective state, the uniform material will block the chemical threat while maintaining a good breathability level.
US Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Surface analysis techniques for advanced materials enhance Mazovia's research potential
Properties of several of the most external atomic layers of materials can be studied at Mazovia Centre for Surface Analysis by a number of modern techniques. Just opened at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, the Centre provides a spectrum of surface analysis tools including a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope and specialized spectroscopic equipment for surface studies in high and ultra high vacuum.

Contact: Aleksander Jablonski
ajablonski@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
James' bond: A graphene/nanotube hybrid
A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Lockheed Martin Corp., LANCER IV pro

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

Public Release: 26-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
Penn researchers make flexible, low-voltage circuits using nanocrystals
Electronic circuits are typically integrated in rigid silicon wafers, but flexibility opens up a wide range of applications in a world where electronics are becoming more pervasive. Finding materials with the right mix of performance and manufacturing cost, however, remains a challenge. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that nanoscale particles, or nanocrystals, of the semiconductor cadmium selenide can be "printed" or "coated" on flexible plastics to form high-performance electronics.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Nov-2012
Applied Physics Letters
New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras
Now you see it, now you don't. A new device invented at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can absorb 99.75 percent of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appears black to infrared cameras.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and more

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

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