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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

Public Release: 8-May-2012
Canadian girl, 16, invents disease-fighting, anti-aging compound using tree particles
A Canadian girl, 16, who created a super-charged anti-oxidant compound using nano-particles from trees, won top national honors today in the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada. Her compound acts like a "nano-vacuum" and could one day improve health and anti-aging products by better neutralizing harmful free-radicals in the body. Janelle Tam of Waterloo, was awarded the $5,000 top prize by an impressed panel of eminent scientists at the National Research Council of Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 7-May-2012
Dresden research partners support next generation of nanoelectronic scientists
In order to successfully promote the next generation of superb scientists for the microelectronics venue Dresden, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf founded the International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks NANONET together with the TU Dresden, the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, and the NaMLab gGmbH corporation. It will be supported annually with 200,000 euros over the next six years by the Helmholtz Association's Initiative and Networking Fund.

Contact: Dr. Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 6-May-2012
The energy efficient soldier
US soldiers are increasingly weighed down by batteries to power weapons, detection devices and communications equipment. So the Army Research Laboratory has awarded a University of Utah-led consortium almost $15 million to use computer simulations to help design materials for lighter-weight, energy efficient devices and batteries.
US Army Research Laboratory

Contact: Lee Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

Public Release: 4-May-2012
Construction and Building Materials
Using nanoclays to build better asphalt pavement
Michigan Tech scientist Zhanping You is paving the way for brand-new asphalt blends to fight off cracks, rutting and potholes.
State of Michigan Research Excellence Fund

Contact: Zhanping You
zyou@mtu.edu
906-487-1059
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 4-May-2012
Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie
New technique uses electrons to map nanoparticle atomic structures
A Brookhaven/Columbia Engineering School team of scientists shows how a form of nanocrystallography can be carried out using a transmission electron microscope -- an instrument found in many chemistry and materials science laboratories.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Clearing the air: PNNL technology wins award for improving submarine air quality
PNNL has developed a nanoporous-based air-cleansing system for the Navy that can rapidly remove high levels of carbon dioxide from a submarine's air environment. The technology recently won the Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for 2012.
US Department of Defense, US Navy, US Department of Energy

Contact: Geoffrey Harvey
geoffrey.harvey@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Nano Letters
Light touch keeps a grip on delicate nanoparticles
Using a refined technique for trapping and manipulating nanoparticles, NIST researchers have extended the trapped particles' useful life more than tenfold. This new approach, which one researcher likens to "attracting moths," promises to give experimenters the trapping time they need to build nanoscale structures and may open the way to working with nanoparticles inside biological cells without damaging the cells with intense laser light.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Soft Matter
Fabrication method can affect the use of block copolymer thin films
A new study by a team including NIST scientists indicates that thin polymer films can have different properties depending on the method by which they are made. The results suggest that deeper work is necessary to explore the best way of creating these films, which are used in applications ranging from high-tech mirrors to organic electronic devices.

Contact: Chad Boutin
boutin@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Next-generation nanoelectronics: A decade of progress, coming advances
Nanoelectromechanical switch technology could change the future of electronics. In two recent journal articles, researchers in Northwestern University professor Horacio Espinosa's lab explore the progress and future applications of the burgeoning technology.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-May-2012
Molecular Cell
A needle in a haystack: How does a broken DNA molecule get repaired?
Scientists from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology have discovered a key element in the mechanism of DNA repair. Using a smart new dual-molecule technique, the Delft group has now found out how the DNA molecule is able to perform this search and recognition process in such an efficient way. Today, the researchers report their findings in Molecular Cell.

Contact: Ilona van den Brink
i.vandenbrink@tudelft.nl
31-152-784-259
Delft University of Technology

Public Release: 2-May-2012
May 2012 story tips
US military expeditionary bases and outposts will become more energy lean. Millions of seashells off the coast of Japan may be able to play a role in cleaning up radioactive cesium. Shape-memory alloys are an engineer's dream.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-May-2012
ACS Nano
First 'microsubmarines' designed to help clean up oil spills
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of the first self-propelled "microsubmarines" designed to pick up droplets of oil from contaminated waters and transport them to collection facilities. The report concludes that these tiny machines could play an important role in cleaning up oil spills, like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. It appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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

Public Release: 2-May-2012
Biomicrofluidics
Tiny channel cleanses blood
A microfluidic device separates bacteria and immune cells from red blood cells.

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

Public Release: 2-May-2012
Nature
At smallest scale, liquid crystal behavior portends new materials
Liquid crystals, the state of matter that makes possible the flat screen technology now commonly used in televisions and computers, may have some new technological tricks in store.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Juan de Pablo
depablo@engr.wisc.edu
608-262-7727
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 1-May-2012
ACS Nano
New UCLA method quickly IDs nanomaterials that can cause oxidative damage to cells
UCLA researchers have developed a novel screening technology that allows large batches of metal oxide nanomaterials to be assessed in a rapid fashion based on their ability to trigger biological responses that are dependent on the electron transfer properties of semiconductor metal oxides. The team discovered that the cells in our bodies contain electronically active molecules that can participate in these electron transfer reactions upon contact with metal oxides.

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

Public Release: 1-May-2012
Nature Chemistry
Bio-inspired polymer synthesis enhances structure control
A new bio-inspired approach to synthesizing polymers will offer unprecedented control over the final polymer structure and yield advances in nanomedicine, researchers say.

Contact: Myles Gough
myles.gough@unsw.edu.au
61-029-385-1933
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 1-May-2012
PLOS ONE
McLean Report on nanotechnology that may enhance medication delivery and improve MRI performance
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have shown a new category of "green" nanoparticles comprised of a non-toxic, protein-based nanotechnology that can non-invasively cross the blood brain barrier and is capable of transporting various types of drugs.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Adriana Bobinchock
abobinchock@partners.org
617-855-2110
McLean Hospital

Public Release: 1-May-2012
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference
Novel radiation surveillance technology could help thwart nuclear terrorism
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a prototype radiation-detection system that uses rare-earth elements and other materials at the nanoscale. The system could be used to enhance radiation-detection devices used at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.
National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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

Public Release: 1-May-2012
Canada's youth bring real-life science innovations to life
After months of preparation, research and collaboration with top university mentors, an elite group of 13 high school whiz kids from across the country will be in Ottawa May 7-8 competing for Canada's ultimate student biotech science prizes in the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada. The National SBCC awards will be announced Tuesday, May 8, 1 p.m. EDT, at the National Research Council Headquarters, Ottawa.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 30-Apr-2012
Goddard collaborates with international partners on MMS instrument
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., a team of scientists and engineers are working on a crucial element of the MMS instrument suite: the Fast Plasma Instrument (FPI).
NASA

Contact: Susan Hendrix
Susan.m.hendrix@nasa.gov
301-286-7745
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2012
Physical Review Letters
Research breakthrough takes supercomputing out of the lab
In the age of high-speed computing, the photon is king. However, producing the finely tuned particles of light is a complex and time-consuming process, until now. Thanks to the work by a team of engineers led by Professor Amr Helmy of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, a novel solution has been identified that will make the production of special class of photons faster and easier.

Contact: Amr S. Helmy
a.helmy@utoronto.ca
416-946-0199
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

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