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Public Release: 9-Sep-2013
Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing
A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 9-Sep-2013
Nature Methods
Capturing brain activity with sculpted light
Scientists at the Campus Vienna Biocenter (Austria) have found a way to overcome some of the limitations of light microscopy. Applying the new technique, they can record the activity of a worm's brain with high temporal and spatial resolution, ultimately linking brain anatomy to brain function. The journal Nature Methods publishes the details in its current issue.

Contact: Dr. Alipasha Vaziri
University of Vienna

Public Release: 9-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt. The new method could help solve one of the major challenges in tissue engineering: Creating injectable components that self-assemble into intricately structured, biocompatible scaffolds at an injury site to help regrow human tissues.

Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 6-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists use DNA to assemble a transistor from graphene
Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms arrayed in a honeycomb pattern, just a single atom thick. It could be a better semiconductor than silicon -- if we could fashion it into ribbons 20 to 50 atoms wide. Could DNA help?

Contact: Tom Abate
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 6-Sep-2013
Journal of Applied Physics
Indiana Jones meets George Jetson
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way. This miniature device may find use in a wide range of applications in harsh environments, but can also help revolutionize archaeology.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor
By blending their expertise, two materials science engineers at Washington University in St. Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials -- just by exposing it to light.
SAFC Hitech

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
5 Washington organizations make joint grant
A product development team at the University of Washington will receive $390,000 from five organizations dedicated to fostering technology commercialization in Washington.

Contact: Cathyryne Manner
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Nature Materials
Made-to-order materials
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have mimicked lightweight yet strong biological materials by creating nanostructured, hollow ceramic scaffolds, and have found that their small building blocks, or unit cells, display remarkable strength and resistance to failure despite being more than 85 percent air.

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Pico-world of molecular bioscavengers, mops and sponges being designed
A new world of molecular bioscavengers, sponges and mops is now closer. A computer-design method has enabled scientists to build proteins that can recognize and interact with small molecules. The proteins can also be reprogrammed to detect and unite with related substances, such as different forms of steroids. The method might also become a way to give organisms new tools to perform biological tasks.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Molecular beacons light path to cardiac muscle repair
Having a pure population of cardiac muscle cells is essential for avoiding tumor formation after transplantation, but has been technically challenging. Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a method for purifying cardiac muscle cells from stem cell cultures using molecular beacons.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Quinn Eastman
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices
A Kansas State University chemical engineering team has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices. The researchers studied molybdenum disulfide and found that manipulating it with gold atoms improves its electrical characteristics.

Contact: Vikas Berry
Kansas State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon
Researchers have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of electrons moving through silicon is simply too slow. For the extraordinary speed envisioned in some future electronics applications, these innovative diodes solve problems that would not be possible with silicon-based materials as a limiting factor.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Laboratory

Contact: John Conley
Oregon State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans
Scientists at Rice University are placing bismuth in nanotubes to tag stem cells for efficient tracking with CT scanners.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Measuring progress in nanotech design
An international group of researchers led by scientists from Drexel University's College of Engineering have developed a procedure for measuring electron band offset using laser spectroscopy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
New breakthrough for structural characterization of metal nanoparticles
Researchers at the Xiamen University in China and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland have characterized a series of stable 1.5 nm metal nanoclusters containing 44 metal atoms, stabilized by 30 organic thiol molecules on the surface.
Academy of Finland

Contact: Professor Hannu Häkkinen
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nature Materials
Researchers produce nanostructures with potential to advance energy devices
Arizona State University engineering professor and materials scientist Karl Sieradzki has been experimenting for more than two decades with the highly intricate process of dealloying materials. A research paper he recently co-authored with postdoctoral research assistant Qing Chen details how the process can be used to produce nanostructures that could enable advances in battery technology and other energy sources.

Contact: Joe Kullman
Arizona State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Physical Review Letters
University research team's new approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an "Achilles' heel" of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets. The team's research -- published in the journal Physical Review Letters back-to-back with similar work by a group from Hefei, China -- also removes a big obstacle to realizing future applications of quantum communication, including a fully functional quantum network.
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Marie-Helene Thibeault
University of Calgary

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Researchers discover breakthrough technique that could make electronics smaller and better
An international group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and Seoul National University have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing nanostructures that has the potential to make electrical and optical devices smaller and better than ever before. A surprising low-tech tool of Scotch Magic tape ended up being one of the keys to the discovery.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
University of Houston launches first nanotech company
C-Voltaics will manufacture competitively priced coatings designed to protect fabric, wood, glass and other products from water, stains, dust and other environmental hazards.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
ACS Nano
Penn develops computer model that will help design flexible touchscreens
A research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new a way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less expensive -- and flexible -- touchscreens.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic
A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem that previously presented a serious hurdle for the use of graphene in electronic devices.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Creating a 'window' to the brain
A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window" to the brain, which they hope will eventually open new treatment options for patients with life-threatening neurological disorders, such as brain cancer and traumatic brain injury.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light.

Contact: Tanya Monro
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Chemistry
DNA 'cages' may aid drug delivery
Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and others

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit
From cancer treatment to ion thruster
A Michigan Tech scientist's self-assembling electrospray thruster uses magnets to transform a very unusual fluid into a tiny-yet-study engine for moving nanosatellites into orbit.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
Michigan Technological University

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