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Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Advanced Materials
Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length
EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in artificial skin, connected clothing and on-­body sensors.

Contact: Stéphanie Lacour
stephanie.lacour@epfl.ch
41-216-931-181
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Preventing protein unfolding
A computational model shows that polymers can reinforce proteins to prevent them from unfolding under mechanical forces.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
h-anyaso@northwestern.edu
847-491-4887
Northwestern University

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
K-Glass 3 offers users a keyboard to type text
K-Glass, smart glasses reinforced with augmented reality that were first developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, with the second version released in 2015, is back with an even stronger model. The latest version, which KAIST researchers are calling K-Glass 3, allows users to text a message or type in key words for Internet surfing by offering a virtual keyboard for text and even one for a piano.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors
A study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a new parallel-computing approach based on a combination of nanotechnology and biology that can solve combinatorial problems. The approach is scalable, error-tolerant, energy-efficient, and can be implemented with existing technologies.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Diez
stefan.diez@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-3430
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Nature Communications: How metal clusters grow
First the nucleus, then the shell: researchers from Marburg and Karlsruhe have studied stepwise formation of metal clusters, smallest fractions of metals in molecular form. The shell gradually forms around the inner atom rather than by later inclusion of the central atom. Knowledge of all development steps may allow for customized optoelectronic and magnetic properties, as is reported by the researchers in the science journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Jet engines to become cleaner in future
Thanks to a close collaboration between the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, SR Technics and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Switzerland is setting an international benchmark by developing a method for measuring emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines. The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection of the International Civil Aviation Organization recently approved a preliminary standard governing the emission of particulates by aircraft engines.

Contact: Rainer Klose
redaktion@empa.ch
41-587-654-592
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Science Advances
New research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies
New research published today in Science Advances has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date.

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
44-014-836-86141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Science Advances
Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics
Demonstrating a strategy that could form the basis for a new class of electronic devices with uniquely tunable properties, researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes based on exciplexes simply by changing the distance between key molecules in the devices by a few nanometers.
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: William John Potscavage Jr.
potscavage@opera.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-920
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Science
New catalyst makes hydrogen peroxide accessible to developing world
A group of researchers from Cardiff Catalyst Institute, Lehigh University and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a method of producing hydrogen peroxide on demand through a simple, one-step process. The method enables dilute H2O2 to be made directly from hydrogen and oxygen in small quantities on-site, making it more accessible to underdeveloped regions of the world, where it could be used to purify water.

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement
A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The pumps provide precise control over flow rate without the aid of an external power source and are capable of turning on in response to specific chemicals.
Charles E. Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Enzymatic engines
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, along with collaborators at Penn State University's Chemistry Department, have discovered a novel way of utilizing the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement.

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices -- it was previously believed that only gold and silver components have the required properties for this.
Russian Science Foundation, MIPT Project 5-100

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Science
Graphene slides smoothly across gold
Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating, as the researchers report in the journal Science.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
yannik.sprecher@unibas.ch
41-612-672-424
University of Basel

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
The key to mass-producing nanomaterials
A new 3-D-printed device can mass-produce nanoparticles, commonly used materials that can be difficult and expensive to manufacture.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Counting molecules with an ordinary cell phone
The new visual readout method to count individual nucleic acid molecules within a sample can be performed by any cell-phone camera.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
New research introduces 'pause button' for boiling
Using a focused laser beam to essentially hit the pause button on boiling, Professor Shalabh Maroo's research group and collaborators at NIST and RPI have created a single vapor bubble in a pool of liquid that can remain stable on a heated surface for hours, instead of milliseconds. This method gives researchers time to study vapor bubbles and determine ways to optimize the boiling process.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wheeler
mrwheele@syr.edu
315-443-4777
Syracuse University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Small
DNA 'Trojan horse' smuggles drugs into resistant cancer cells
Drug-resistant leukemia cells absorb a drug and die, when the drug is hidden inside a capsule made of folded up DNA.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Cancer Institute

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
UTA electrical engineering professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Samir Iqbal, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom-based association representing more than 50,000 the world's leading chemical scientists.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
New therapeutic pathway may keep cancer cells turned 'off'
A new Tel Aviv University study offers tangible evidence that it is possible to keep osteosarcoma lesions dormant using novel nanomedicines.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Nature Photonics
Quantum processes control accurately to several attoseconds
An international team of scientists including MSU physicists succeeded in proving that control over quantum processes accurately to several attoseconds (one billionth of a billionth of a second) is possible. The details of the experiment are described in an article published in the latest issue of Nature Photonics.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Successful real-time observation of atomic motion with sub-nanometer resolution
A research group led by University of Tsukuba, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Hirosaki University, the RIKEN SPring-8 Center and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Institute have succeeded in using the immensely powerful x-ray pulses from the free electron laser (XFEL) facility SACLA *1 to investigate excited-state induced transient lattice dynamics on sub-picosecond time scales in phase-change materials via x-ray diffraction.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Masataka Watanabe
kohositu@un.tsukuba.ac.jp
81-298-532-039
University of Tsukuba

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
New bacterial pump could be used to remove cesium from the environment by light
By specifically introducing mutations into key parts of a pump located within the bacterial cell membranes, scientists have been able to induce it to pump cesium, including cesium's radioactive isotopes. This could form part of a strategy for the decontamination of cesium, which was one of the main radioactive materials released in the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-

Contact: Kuniaki Shiraki
rao@adm.nitech.ac.jp
81-527-357-424
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Nanotoxicity study wins top-download status from Royal Society of Chemistry in January 2016
A consortium of researchers at several US universities have conducted one of first environmental analyses of four engineered nanomaterials commonly used in semiconductor manufacturing, using samples provided directly from the industry. Their study found short-term exposure posed little health or environmental risk, and their published paper was one of the most downloaded papers in 2015.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Jill Goetz
jgoetz@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1992
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Science
Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors
University of Toronto engineering professor Warren Chan has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into cancerous tumors -- and nowhere else. Now his lab has designed a set of nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access to diseased tissue.

Contact: Marit Mitchell
marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4498
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Chemistry trick paves way for safer diabetes medication
New research from the University of Copenhagen points to an entirely new approach for designing insulin-based pharmaceuticals. The approach could open the door for more personalized medications with fewer side effects for Type 1 Diabetes patients.
Villum Fonden (BioNEC)

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-23-60-11-40
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

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