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Public Release: 20-May-2014
Physics of Fluids
Professors' super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball
Engineers like Julie Crockett and Dan Maynes have spent decades studying super-hydrophobic surfaces because of the plethora of real-life applications. And while some of this research has resulted in commercial products that keep shoes dry or prevent oil from building up on bolts, the duo of BYU professors are uncovering characteristics aimed at large-scale solutions for society.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Nature Communications
Engineers build world's smallest, fastest nanomotor
Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Donglei 'Emma' Fan and her team have built the fastest, smallest and longest-running nanomotor to date. The UT Austin team's nanomotor is capable of drug delivery on a nanoscale. One day, nanomotors could lead to the development of tiny devices that seek out and treat cancer cells.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Physical Review Letters
Improved computer simulations enable better calculation of interfacial tension
Researchers from Mainz University identify novel mechanisms of logarithmic finite-size corrections relevant to the determination of interfacial tension.

Contact: Fabian Schmitz
schmifa@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-24104
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Scientific Reports
Improved supercapacitors for super batteries, electric vehicles
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, a development that could mean faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life in portable electronics.

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

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nano Letters
Liberating devices from their power cords
A new type of supercapacitor that can hold a charge when it takes a lickin' has been developed by engineers at Vanderbilt University. It is the first 'multi-functional' energy storage device that can operate while subject to realistic static and dynamic loads -- advancing the day when everything from cell phones to electric vehicles will no longer need separate batteries.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 18-May-2014
Nano Letters
One small chip -- one giant leap forward for early cancer detection
An international team of researchers, led by ICFO- Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels, announce the successful development of a 'lab-on-a-chip' platform capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood using the very latest advances in plasmonics, nano-fabrication, microfluids and surface chemistry. The device is able to detect very low concentrations of protein cancer markers in blood, enabling diagnoses of the disease in its earliest stages.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 16-May-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Lighting the way to graphene-based devices
Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated a technique whereby semiconductors made from graphene and boron nitride can be charge-doped to alter their electronic properties using only visible light.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 16-May-2014
Hope for paraplegic patients
People with severe injuries to their spinal cord currently have no prospect of recovery and remain confined to their wheelchairs. Now, all that could change with a new treatment that stimulates the spinal cord using electric impulses. The hope is that the technique will help paraplegic patients learn to walk again.

Contact: Dr. Peter Detemple
Peter.Detemple@imm.fraunhofer.de
49-613-199-0318
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 15-May-2014
Science
Tricking the uncertainty principle
Today, we can measure the position of an object with unprecedented accuracy, but the uncertainty principle places fundamental limits on our ability to measure. Noise that results from of the quantum nature of the fields used to make measurements imposes what is called the 'standard quantum limit.' This background noise keeps us from knowing an object's exact location, but a recent study provides a solution for rerouting some of that noise away from the measurement.
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brian Bell
bpbell@caltech.edu
626-395-5832
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-May-2014
Scientific Reports
Silly Putty material inspires better batteries
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard.

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

Public Release: 15-May-2014
Synthetic biology still in uncharted waters of public opinion
A new set of focus groups convened by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center found continued low awareness of synthetic biology, as well as concerns about specific applications.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 15-May-2014
European Physical Journal E
Stability lost as supernovae explode
Exploding supernovae are a phenomenon that is still not fully understood. In a recent paper published in EPJ E, Yves Pomeau and his colleagues from the CNRS provide a new model of supernovae represented as dynamical systems subject to a loss of stability, just before they explode. Because similar stability losses also occur in dynamical systems in nature, this model could be used to predict natural catastrophes before they happen.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 15-May-2014
NPL and Dstl present potential 'Łbillion global market' in quantum technologies
UK physicists are bringing the quantum science of atomic clocks to timing and positioning technologies for industry, academia and commerce.

Contact: James Romero
james@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01866
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 14-May-2014
UChicago to lead quantum engineering research team
The University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering will lead a team of researchers from five universities in an ambitious five-year, $6.75 million project to create a new class of quantum devices that will allow communication among quantum computers.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 14-May-2014
$31 million gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs
The University of Washington is receiving a $31.2 million gift from Washington Research Foundation to boost entrepreneurship and support research that tackles some of society's most crucial challenges. The award will fund four interdisciplinary initiatives that seek to advance global innovation in clean energy, protein design, big data science and neuroengineering.
Washington Research Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Advance brings 'hyperbolic metamaterials' closer to reality
Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for 'hyperbolic metamaterials,' ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Nature Communications
Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings
The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations on Jülich's supercomputers, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Twente have developed a new process that technologically imitates biological lubrication and even improves it using two different types of polymers. The results will be published in the science journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Tobias Schlößer
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Nature Communications
Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis
Engineers have developed a system similar to random access memory chips that allows the fast, efficient control and separation of individual cells. Once scaled up, the technology promises to sort and store hundreds of thousands of cells in a matter of minutes, enabling biologists to study vast arrays of single cells.
National Research Foundation of Korea, National Science Foundation, Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Nature Communications
Chapman University affiliated physicist publishes on the Aharonov-Bohm effect in Nature
Chapman University affiliated quantum physicist Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., and his co-authors used the Aharonov-Bohm effect to observe the tunneling of a single particle for the first time.
Mext Kakenhi Quantum Cybernetics Project, Grant-in Aid for Young Scientists, JSPS

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Advanced Materials
UT Dallas team creates flexible electronics that change shape inside body
A team of researchers from UT Dallas has helped create flexible transistors that can grip large tissues, nerves and blood vessels without losing their electronic properties. These biologically adaptive, flexible transistors might one day help doctors learn more about what is happening inside the body, and stimulate the body for treatments.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 13-May-2014
German-Polish physicist duo win 2014 Copernicus Award
Physicists professor Harald Weinfurter from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and professor Marek Żukowski from the University of Gdansk have been chosen to receive the 2014 Copernicus Award from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Foundation for Polish Science for their services to German-Polish research cooperation.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Review of Scientific Instruments
MEMS nanoinjector for genetic modification of cells
The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research -- including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes, and now there's a way to avoid cell death when introducing DNA into egg cells. In Review of Scientific Instruments, the team describes its microelectromechanical system nanoinjector, which was designed to inject DNA into mouse zygotes.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Nano Letters
Penn research combines graphene and painkiller receptor into scalable chemical sensor
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body's most important receptors, one that is critical in the action of painkillers and anesthetics. In these devices, the receptors' activation produces an electrical response rather than a biochemical one, allowing that response to be read out by a computer.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Frank & Louise Groff Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Dissertations and Features
Nanostructures to facilitate the process to eliminate organic contaminants in water
Researcher at the Public University of Navarre has developed nanostructures that assist in the process to decontaminate water. The nanostructures are coated in titanium oxide to which nitrogen has been added. This allows sunlight, rather than ultraviolet radiation, to trigger the process involving the chemical reaction and destruction of contaminants.

Contact: Oihane Lakar
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
0034-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 12-May-2014
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.

Contact: Sarah Perrin
sarah.perrin@epfl.ch
41-216-932-107
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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