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Public Release: 15-Jan-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 13-Jan-2013
Nature Materials
Graphene plasmonics beats the drug cheats
Wonder material graphene could help detect the presence of drugs or toxins in the body or dramatically improve airport security, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
University of Manchester

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
NASA's robotic refueling demo set to jumpstart expanded capabilities in space
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news.

Contact: Dewayne Washington
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
UT Arlington receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health
Two UT Arlington engineers will use a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to update an ancient method of evaporation to cool vaccines and medicine that must be shipped to remote parts of the world without ready access to electricity.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
AUTOMOL project, US Department of Energy, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse

Contact: Andrea Gibson
Ohio University

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Nano Letters
Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
Royal Society

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance
Scientists have created the first pure carbon nanotube fibers that combine many of the best features of highly conductive metal wires, strong carbon fibers and pliable textile thread. In a paper this week in Science, researchers from Rice University, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the US Air Force and Israel's Technion Institute describe an industrially scalable process for making the threadlike fibers, which outperform commercially available products in a number of ways.
Teijin Aramid BV, Teijin Limited, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Jan-2013
Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Morwenna Grills
University of Manchester

Public Release: 9-Jan-2013
ACS Nano
Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, including those of hunting and being hunted for food, conducting mutually beneficial relationships and competing for resources. The report on these new "predator-prey biochemical oscillators," which could become building blocks for molecular machines and computers, appears in ACS Nano.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Physical Review Letters
Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials
By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter," in regards "pyroelectricity," -- the current/voltage developed in response to temperature fluctuations that enables technologies such as infrared sensors, night-vision, and energy conversion units, to name a few.
Office of Naval Research, US Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Lane Martin, Ph.D.
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Nature Communications
Counting the twists in a helical light beam
Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a new device that has the potential to add capacity to future optical communications networks.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, National Science Foundation, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research in Singapore

Contact: Caroline Perry
Harvard University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
'Tricorder' invention could put medical diagnosis and terrorism prevention in the palm of the hand
The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that a University of Missouri engineering team has invented a compact source of X-rays and other forms of radiation. The radiation source, which is the size of a stick of gum, could be used to create inexpensive and portable X-ray scanners for use by doctors, as well as to fight terrorism and aid exploration on this planet and others.

Contact: Tim Wall
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Lab on a Chip
New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system for medicine and research.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
New American Chemical Society video series: Conversations with Celebrated Scientists
The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, today launched a new video series that will feature noted scientists discussing the status of knowledge in their fields, their own research, and its impacts and potential impacts on society. Chemistry over Coffee: Conversations with Celebrated Scientists is available at

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Rice University discovers that graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found.
US Office of Naval Research, M-I SWACO, US Air Force

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2013
Physical Review Letters
DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores
A new study from Brown University researchers finds that DNA strands have a natural tendency to be pulled through nanopores headfirst. The research answers some fundamental questions about how DNA interacts with nanopores, which soon may enable lightning fast DNA analysis.
Intel Corporation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn researchers show new level of control over liquid crystals
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown a new way to direct the assembly of liquid crystals, generating small features that spontaneously arrange in arrays based on much larger templates.
National Science Foundation, Penn Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 6-Jan-2013
Nature Materials
Living cells behave like fluid-filled sponges
Animal cells behave like fluid-filled sponges in response to being mechanically deformed according to new research published today in Nature Materials.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 6-Jan-2013
How the kilogram has put on weight
Using a state-of-the-art Theta-probe XPS machine experts at Newcastle University, UK, have shown the original kilogram is likely to be tens of micrograms heavier than it was when the first standard was set in 1875. And they say a suntan could be the key to helping it lose weight.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Peter Cumpson
Newcastle University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2013
Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys
It's already possible to open doors using an app -- but we are a long way from seeing widespread acceptance of this in the market. Now, researchers have developed a piece of software that will make the technology even more secure and versatile.

Contact: Alexandra Dmitrienko

Public Release: 3-Jan-2013
Advanced Materials
Nanoparticles reach new peaks
Rice researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles in a batch that could advance their medical and industrial use.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2013
Rethinking bacterial persistence
EPFL scientists used microfluidics to observe the behavior of individual tuberculosis-like bacteria in the presence of antibiotics. Their observations call into question the prevailing theory of bacterial resistance, and they have proposed a new explanation for why some bacteria become resistant. The research is published January 4, 2013 in the journal Science.

Contact: Emmanuel Barraud
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 26-Dec-2012
New funding to research 'super material' graphene
Imperial scientists will receive £4.5 million public funds to investigate how "super material" graphene can drive improvements in high-tech industry.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, BIS, UK Treasury

Contact: Press Office
Imperial College London

Public Release: 24-Dec-2012
Liquid crystal research, future applications advance
Contributing geometric and topological analyses of micro-materials, University of Massachusetts Amherst mathematician Robert Kusner aided experimental physicists at the University of Colorado by successfully explaining the observed "beautiful and complex patterns revealed" in three-dimensional liquid crystal experiments. The work is expected to lead to creation of new materials that can be actively controlled.

Contact: Robert Kusner
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 20-Dec-2012
Chemical Communications
Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks
Researchers from Aldrich Materials Science have discovered an innovative approach to fully excluding liquids from the preparation of MOFs. The liquid-free method means fewer potential contaminants, making the resulting MOFs ideal for applications requiring high purity, such as sensors and detectors or electronic and magnetic materials.

Contact: Viktor Balema
Impress Labs

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