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Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Big step for next-generation fuel cells and electrolyzers
Researchers at Berkeley and Argonne National Labs have discovered a highly promising new class of nanocatalysts for fuel cells and water-alkali electrolyzers that are an order of magnitude higher in activity than the target set by DOE for 2017.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver
Endocrine disruptors are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that nano-silver can penetrate our cells and cause damage.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Finding a few foes among billions of cellular friends
Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a handful of lurking tumor cells, which can be outnumbered a billion to one in the bloodstream by healthy cells.

Contact: Steven Powell
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Advanced Materials
A cavity that you want
An international research team is developing an optical 'nanocavity' that boosts the amount of light that ultrathin semiconductors absorb. The advancement could lead to: more powerful photovoltaic cells; faster video cameras; and it could be useful for splitting water using energy from light, which could aid in the development of hydrogen fuel.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
MIT researchers make a water filter from the sapwood in tree branches
MIT group shows xylem tissue in sapwood can filter bacteria from contaminated water.
James H. Ferry Jr. Fund for Innovation in Research Education

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Scientific Reports
Superabsorbing design may lower manufacturing cost of thin film solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a 'superabsorbing' design that may significantly improve the light absorption efficiency of thin film solar cells and drive down manufacturing costs.

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nature Photonics
New approach to chip design could yield light speed computing
Northeastern University researchers are the first to create a device that integrates both optical and electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations that could inform 'light speed' computing.

Contact: Kara Shemin
Northeastern University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Technique to create holes in graphene could improve water filters, desalination
A new technique developed at MIT produces highly selective filter materials that could lead to more efficient desalination.
Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, US Department of Energy

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Magnetic medicine
Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The experiments represent a significant step toward using nanoparticles and magnetism to treat a variety of conditions, the researchers say.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Now in 3-D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed could help scientists learn more about how to deliver drugs via nanoparticles -- which are about the same size as viruses -- as well as how to prevent viral infection from occurring.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
Princeton University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
On the road to Mottronics
At Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, researchers controlled the conducting/insulating phases of ultra-thin films of Mott materials by applying an epitaxial strain to the crystal lattice. This is an important step on the road to Mottronics.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
A fast and effective mechanism to combat an aggressive cancer
Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University has developed a new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer cells. He and his team have devised a cluster of nanoparticles called gagomers, made of fats and coated with a kind of polysugar. When filled with chemotherapy drugs, these clusters accumulate in tumors, producing dramatically therapeutic benefits.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
Penn researchers 'design for failure' with model material
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method to study stress at the macro and micro scales at the same time, using a model system in which microscopic particles stand in for molecules. This method has allowed the researchers to demonstrate an unusual hybrid behavior in their model material: a reversible rearrangement of its particles that nevertheless has the characteristics of plastic deformation on the macroscale.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Analytical Chemistry
NIST microanalysis technique makes the most of small nanoparticle samples
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Food and Drug Administration have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute samples of nanoparticles by, essentially, roasting them on top of a quartz crystal. The National Institute of Standards and Technology-developed technique, 'microscale thermogravimetric analysis,' holds promise for studying nanomaterials in biology and the environment, where sample sizes often are quite small and larger-scale analysis won't work.

Contact: Michael Baum
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Environmental Science Processes and Impacts
Nanotracer tester tells about wells
A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers.
Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Frontiers in Materials
Frontiers launches a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Materials
Frontiers -- a community driven open-access publisher and research networking platform -- is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Materials.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
New process uses recyclable catalyst to create porous materials
University of Connecticut chemists have discovered a new way of making monomodal mesoporous metal oxides that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the longtime industry standard.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Steven L. Suib
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 23-Feb-2014
Nature Genetics
Scientists unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb for microbiomes.

Contact: David Garner
University of York

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
New, inexpensive production materials boost promise of hydrogen fuel
In a study published last week in the journal Science, Choi and postdoctoral researcher Tae Woo Kim combined cheap, oxide-based materials to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases using solar energy with a solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 1.7 percent, the highest reported for any oxide-based photoelectrode system.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kyoung-Shin Choi
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 21-Feb-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Microparticles show molecules their way
A team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan/USA has produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different (bio-) molecules. Thanks to the specific spatial orientation of the attached molecules, the microparticles are suited for innovative applications in medicine, biochemistry, and engineering. The researchers now report about their development in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
'Mission of firsts' showcased new range-safety technology at NASA Wallops
Range safety officers used the ORS-3 mission, run by the US military's Operationally Responsive Space Office, to carry out the first of three planned certification tests of a new technology that promises to eventually eliminate the need for expensive down-range tracking and command infrastructure to manually terminate rockets if they veer off course.

Contact: Lori Keesey
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Advanced Energy Materials
Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics
A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go -- without the need for an electrical cord.

Contact: Xudong Wang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity
University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mahmoud Hussein
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Engineer honored for pioneering graphene research
Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society. He is the first fellow from UC Riverside.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line
Researchers are using fibers from fishing line and sewing thread to create inexpensive artificial muscles that could be used in medical devices, humanoid robots, prosthetic limbs, or woven into fabrics.

Contact: Heather Amos
University of British Columbia

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