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Public Release: 20-Aug-2012
American Chemical Society's 244th National Meeting & Exposition
Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate
Nanoparticles tailored to latch onto blood platelets rapidly create healthy clots and nearly double the survival rate in the vital first hour after injury lab research led by Case Western Reserve University, shows.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UCSB scientists examine effects of manufactured nanoparticles on soybean crops
Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing. Those nanoparticles eventually end up in agricultural soil, which is a cause for concern, according to a group of environmental scientists that recently carried out the first major study of soybeans grown in soil contaminated by two manufactured nanomaterials.

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Aug-2012
Nano Letters
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
A new process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors -- and foster basic physics research.
US Army Research Office, US Department of Energy, Samsung

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Imprisoned molecules 'quantum rattle' in their cages
Scientists have discovered that a space inside a special type of carbon molecule can be used to imprison other smaller molecules such as hydrogen or water.

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 20-Aug-2012
Nature Materials
Scientists shed light on glowing materials
Researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with European research institutes ICFO and AMOLF, have succeeded in mapping how light behaves in complex photonic materials inspired by nature, like iridescent butterfly wings. Scientists have broken the limit of light resolution at the nanoscale and delivered a fundamental insight into how light and matter interact, which could lead to the development of enhanced bio-sensors for healthcare and more efficient solar cells and displays.
MICINN, European Union, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Contact: Katherine Barnes
katherine.barnes@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-3076
King's College London

Public Release: 19-Aug-2012
Nature Physics
UCSB researchers demonstrate that 15=3x5 about half of the time
Computing prime factors may sound like an elementary math problem, but try it with a large number, say one that contains more than 600 digits, and the task becomes enormously challenging and impossibly time-consuming. Now, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has designed and fabricated a quantum processor capable of factoring a composite number -- in this case the number 15 -- into its constituent prime factors, 3 and 5.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Aug-2012
Science
Writing the book in DNA
Using next-generation sequencing technology and a novel strategy to encode 1,000 times the largest data size previously achieved in DNA, a Harvard geneticist encodes his book in life's language.
Office of Naval Research, Agilent Technologies, Wyss Institute

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 16-Aug-2012
3-D movies in your living room -- without the glasses
New television screens will make it possible for viewers to enjoy three-dimensional television programming without those bothersome 3-D glasses. Still, the content has been rather lacking -- until now. A new technology will soon be adapting conventional 3-D films to the new displays in real time. Researchers will unveil this technology in Berlin at this year's IFA trade show from Aug. 31-Sept. 5.

Contact: Christian Riechert
Christian.riechert@hhi.fraunhofer.de
49-303-100-2268
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 16-Aug-2012
Nature
Nature: Electronic read-out of quantum bits
Quantum computers promise to reach computation speeds far beyond that of today's computers. As they would use quantum effects, however, they would also be susceptible to external interferences. Information flow into and out of the system is a critical point. Researchers from KIT with partners from Grenoble and Strasbourg have now read out the quantum state of an atom directly by using electrodes. In the Nature journal, it is reported about the stable interface between classical and quantum world.

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

Public Release: 16-Aug-2012
Science
New form of carbon observed
A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Lin Wang has observed a new form of very hard carbon clusters, which are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structure. The material is capable of indenting diamond. This finding has potential applications for a range of mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical uses. The work is published in Science on Aug. 17.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lin Wang
lwang@ciw.edu
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 15-Aug-2012
Nature
Good vibrations
Using a unique optical trapping system that provides ensembles of ultracold atoms, Berkeley Lab scientists have recorded the first direct observations of distinctly quantum optical effects -- amplification and squeezing -- in an optomechanical system. Their findings point the way toward low-power quantum optical devices and enhanced detection of gravitational waves among other possibilities.
US Air Force, Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2012
NPL named by Semta as a top training provider
On Aug. 15, 2012, the National Physical Laboratory became one of Semta's Recognised Training Providers. The agreement with Semta -- the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing -- will help develop NPL's measurement training program to meet the changing needs of industry.

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
44-845-680-1865
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Aug-2012
Science Translational Medicine
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
MIT researchers have developed RNA-delivering nanoparticles that allow for rapid screening of new drug targets in mice.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Aug-2012
ACS Nano
Novel nano-structures to realize hydrogen's energy potential
Using a unique nanostructure, researchers have demonstrated for the first time that a promising hydrogen storage material can release and reabsorb energy.
University of New South Wales, Australian Research Council

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2012
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Plants exhibit a wide range of mechanical properties, engineers find
An MIT researcher has compiled data on the microstructures of a number of different plants and has found that they exhibit an enormous range of mechanical properties, depending on the arrangement of a cell wall's four main building blocks: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and pectin.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Aug-2012
University of Houston researcher develops solar panel coating
A University of Houston physics researcher has developed a nanoparticle coating for solar panels. This coating helps maintain the panels efficiency and reduces maintenance and operation costs.

Contact: Laura Tolley
ljtolley@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 13-Aug-2012
Nature Photonics
Nano, photonic research gets boost from new 3-D visualization technology
For the first time X-ray scientists have combined high-resolution imaging with 3-D viewing of the surface layer of material using X-ray vision in a way that does not damage the sample. This new technique expands the range of X-ray research possible for biology and many aspects of nanotechnology, particularly nanofilms, photonics, and micro- and nano-electronics. This new technique also reduces "guesswork" by eliminating the need for modeling-dependent structural simulation often used in X-ray analysis.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Aug-2012
Biomaterials
New technology delivers sustained release of drugs for up to 6 months
A new technology which delivers sustained release of therapeutics for up to six months could be used in conditions which require routine injections, including diabetes, certain forms of cancer and potentially HIV/AIDS.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@enterprise.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-0335
Cambridge Enterprise University of Cambridge

Public Release: 9-Aug-2012
Science
Penn team and colleagues create a cheaper and cleaner catalyst for burning methane
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, along with collaborators from Italy and Spain, have created a material that catalyzes the burning of methane 30 times better than do currently available catalysts.
University of Trieste, US Air Force, Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 9-Aug-2012
Nanotechnology
Wireless power for the price of a penny
The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 8-Aug-2012
Lab on a Chip
NIST focuses on testing standards to support lab on a chip commercialization
Lab on a chip (LOC) devices are microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters (millionth of a liter) to sub-nanoliters (less than a billionth of a liter). A recent paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology argues that before LOC technology can be fully commercialized, testing standards need to be developed and implemented.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 8-Aug-2012
Angewandte Chemie
Oh, my stars and hexagons! DNA code shapes gold nanoparticles
DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits. But University of Illinois researchers have found that DNA's code can similarly shape metallic structures. The team found that DNA segments can direct the shape of gold nanoparticles -- tiny gold crystals that have many applications in medicine, electronics and catalysis. Each of the four DNA bases codes for a different gold particle shape: rough round particles, stars, flat round discs, and hexagons.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 8-Aug-2012
Nature Communications
New phenomenon in nanodisk magnetic vortices
New findings from a team of Berkeley Lab and Japanese scientists suggest that the road to magnetic vortex RAM might be more difficult to navigate than previously supposed, but there might be unexpected rewards as well. A study at the Advanced Light Source revealed that contrary to suppositions, the formation of magnetic vortices in ferromagnetic nanodisks is an asymmetric phenomenon.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Chemists advance clear conductive thin films
Thin, conductive films are useful in displays and solar cells. A new solution-based chemistry developed at Brown University for making indium tin oxide films could allow engineers to employ a much simpler and cheaper manufacturing process.
ATMI Inc.

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Nature
UCF nanoparticle discovery opens door for pharmaceuticals
What a University of Central Florida student thought was a failed experiment has led to a serendipitous discovery hailed by some scientists as a potential game changer for the mass production of nanoparticles.

Contact: Barbara Abney
407-823-5139
University of Central Florida

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