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Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
ARPA-e awards $130 million for transformation energy technology projects
Sixty six cutting-edge research projects have been selected by the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to receive a total of $130 million in funding.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
Nature
Research discovery could revolutionize semiconductor manufacture
A completely new method of manufacturing the smallest structures in electronics could make their manufacture thousands of times quicker, allowing for cheaper semiconductors. The findings have been published in the latest issue of Nature. Instead of starting from a silicon wafer or other substrate, as is usual today, researchers have made it possible for the structures to grow from freely suspended nanoparticles of gold in a flowing gas.

Contact: Lars Samuelson
Lars.Samuelson@ftf.lth.se
46-703-177-679
Lund University

Public Release: 28-Nov-2012
U of Minn. receives $1.8 million grant for improving efficiencies in fuel and plastics production
The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $1.8 million grant over three years from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy to develop revolutionary membrane technology that will enable energy-efficient separations in the chemical, petrochemical, water, fossil fuel, and renewable energy industries. When fully implemented, the technology could reduce US energy consumption by as much as 3 percent. Science magazine named initial research as one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2011.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Fast forward to the past: NASA technologists test 'game-changing' data-processing technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomous rendezvous and docking to remotely correcting wavefront errors on large, deployable space telescope mirrors like those to fly on the James Webb Space Telescope.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
ljkeesey@comcast.net
301-258-0192
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Pioneering electrical engineering work recognized
Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering and founding chair of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2013.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Developing 'second skin' military fabric to repel chemical and biological agents
The researchers say the fabric will be able to switch reversibly from a highly breathable state to a protective one in response to the presence of the environmental threat without the need for an external control system. In the protective state, the uniform material will block the chemical threat while maintaining a good breathability level.
US Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Surface analysis techniques for advanced materials enhance Mazovia's research potential
Properties of several of the most external atomic layers of materials can be studied at Mazovia Centre for Surface Analysis by a number of modern techniques. Just opened at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, the Centre provides a spectrum of surface analysis tools including a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope and specialized spectroscopic equipment for surface studies in high and ultra high vacuum.

Contact: Aleksander Jablonski
ajablonski@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 27-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
James' bond: A graphene/nanotube hybrid
A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Lockheed Martin Corp., LANCER IV pro

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
Penn researchers make flexible, low-voltage circuits using nanocrystals
Electronic circuits are typically integrated in rigid silicon wafers, but flexibility opens up a wide range of applications in a world where electronics are becoming more pervasive. Finding materials with the right mix of performance and manufacturing cost, however, remains a challenge. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that nanoscale particles, or nanocrystals, of the semiconductor cadmium selenide can be "printed" or "coated" on flexible plastics to form high-performance electronics.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Nov-2012
Applied Physics Letters
New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras
Now you see it, now you don't. A new device invented at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can absorb 99.75 percent of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appears black to infrared cameras.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and more

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 22-Nov-2012
Following in Marie Curie's footsteps
More than a century ago, a brilliant young chemist and physicist named Marie Curie, won a Nobel Prize for her ground-breaking discoveries in radioactivity. Emma Martin Rodriguez, a post-doctoral researcher in Concordia's Department of Chemistry, is carrying on Curie's spirit of trail-blazing scientific inquiry, thanks to a prestigious research fellowship, created in Curie's name.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University

Public Release: 22-Nov-2012
IEEE Electron Device Letters
Spanish scientists design a revolutionary data storage device
The new device is protected with ten international patents including Japan, the USA, Corea and the European Union. The most important electronic companies worldwide such as Samsung and Hynix (Corea) and Micron (USA) have shown interest in this innovative data storage device.

Contact: Francisco Gámiz Pérez
fgamiz@ugr.es
34-958-246-145
University of Granada

Public Release: 22-Nov-2012
Science
Transforming 'noise' into mechanical energy at nanometric level
A team of researchers at the Freie Universität Berlin, co-ordinated by José Ignacio Pascual (current leader of the Nanoimagen team at CIC nanoGUNE), have developed a method that enables efficiently using the random movement of a molecule in order to make a macroscopic-scale lever oscillate. The research was published in Science.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 22-Nov-2012
Inspired: Canada funds 68 bold, inventive ways to improve health, save lives in developing countries
Some 51 innovators in 18 low and middle income countries and 17 in Canada will share $7 million in Canadian grants to pursue bold, creative ideas for tackling health problems in resource-poor parts of the world. The projects will be implemented worldwide: 38 in Africa, 23 in Asia, five in Latin America/Caribbean, and two in the Middle East
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
2012 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, in Boston
Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'
Scotch tape, a versatile household staple and a mainstay of holiday gift-wrapping, may have a new scientific application as a shape-changing "smart material."

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Advanced Materials
Tiny probes shine brightly to reveal the location of targeted tissues
Nanostructures called BRIGHTs seek out biomarkers on cells and then beam brightly to reveal their locations. In the tiny gap between the gold skin and the gold core of the nanoparticle, there is an electromagnetic hot spot that lights up the reporter molecules trapped there. BRIGHTs, which shine about 1.7 x 10^11 more brightly than isolated Raman reporters, are intended for use in noinvasive bioimaging.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Nature Materials
Researchers improve technology to detect hazardous chemicals
Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a system to quickly detect trace amounts of chemicals like pollutants, explosives or illegal drugs.
ERC, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Contact: Simon Levey
s.levey@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Science
Researchers build synthetic membrane channels out of DNA
Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology." This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures. The researchers present evidence that their nature-inspired nanostructures may also behave like biological ion channels. Their results could mark a step toward applications of synthetic membrane channels as molecular sensors, antimicrobial agents, and drivers of novel nanodevices.
German Research Foundation, BMBF, ERC, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Patrick Regan
regan@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0515
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Chemical Communications
Nanomedicine breakthrough could improve chemotherapy for childhood cancer
In a world-first, researchers from the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.

Contact: Steve Offner
s.offner@unsw.edu.au
61-293-851-583
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Analytical Chemistry
Nanotech device mimics dog's nose to detect explosives
A research team at UCSB has designed a detector that uses microfluidic nanotechnology to mimic the biological mechanism behind canine scent receptors. The device is both highly sensitive to trace amounts of certain vapor molecules, and able to tell a specific substance apart from similar molecules.
Army Research Office, DARPA

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
melissa@engineering.ucsb.edu
805-893-4301
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Nov-2012
Nature Scientific Reports
King's College London finds rainbows on nanoscale
New research at King's College London may lead to improved solar cells and LED-displays. Researchers from the Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group at King's, led by Professor Anatoly Zayats in the department of Physics have demonstrated in detail how to separate colours and create 'rainbows' using nanoscale structures on a metal surface.

Contact: Marianne Slegers
marianne.slegers@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-3840
King's College London

Public Release: 19-Nov-2012
Nanotechnology
Lava dots: Rice makes hollow, soft-shelled quantum dots
Serendipity proved to be a key ingredient for the latest nanoparticles discovered at Rice University. The new "lava dot" particles were discovered accidentally when researchers stumbled upon a way to use molten droplets of metal salt to make hollow, coated versions of a nanotech staple called quantum dots. The results appear online this week in the journal Nanotechnology.
Shell Center of Sustainability at Rice University, SABIC Americas

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2012
Technology and Innovation
New energy technologies promise brighter future
In three studies published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, innovators unveil creative technologies that could change our sources of energy, change our use of energy, and change our lives.

Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 19-Nov-2012
ACS Nano
Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology
Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water. Details of the solar steam method were published online today in ACS Nano. The technology's inventors said they expect it will first be used in sanitation and water-purification applications in the developing world.
Welch Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2012
Nature Materials
Study reveals clues to cause of hydrogen embrittlement in metals
Hydrogen can easily dissolve and migrate within metals to make these otherwise ductile materials brittle and more prone to failures. Now, researchers at McGill University in Montreal and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, have shown that the physics of hydrogen embrittlement may be rooted in how hydrogen modifies material behaviors at the nanoscale. In a study published in Nature Materials, they present a model that can accurately predict the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

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