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Showing releases 26-50 out of 1843.

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Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
APL Materials
Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN
Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, which has a suite of applications, including the development of advanced power grid technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Heliophysics CubeSat to launch on NASA's SLS
Just a bit bigger than a box of cereal, one of the first CubeSats to travel in interplanetary space will be NASA's miniature space science station, dedicated to studying the dynamic particles and magnetic fields that stream from the sun.

Contact: Karen Fox
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
NASA's ICESat-2 equipped with unique 3-D manufactured part
NASA's follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won't be the only first for this mission.

Contact: Lori Keesey
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Novel nanoparticle made of common mineral may help keep tumor growth at bay
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
'Snow' better way to clean coordinate-measuring machine probes
Manufacturers in search of the most effective, fast and green way to keep coordinate-measuring machine probes dirt-free and error-free should use a dry ice technique, known as carbon dioxide 'snow' cleaning.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Emma Lowry
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Scientists have put a high precision blood assay into a simple test strip
Researchers have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. It is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. markers, which indicate the onset or development of a disease) in various samples, including opaque solutions or strongly colored liquids.
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and Ministry of Education and Science

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Nature Materials
Nature Materials: Smallest lattice structure worldwide
KIT scientists now present the smallest lattice structure made by man in the Nature Materials journal. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon and are less than 1 µm long and 200 nm in diameter. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of five. The small dimension results in so far unreached ratios of strength to density. Applications as electrodes, filters or optical components might be possible.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
UTA engineers finding uses for ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in medical, consumer fields
A new type of ultra-thin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency.
US Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A highway for spin waves
The success story of information processing by way of moving electrons is slowly coming to an end. The miniaturization creates partly unsolvable physical problems for manufacturers. This is why magnetic spin waves could be the future: they are faster and use less power. Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and TU Dresden have developed a method for controlling the propagation of these information carriers at the nanolevel in a targeted and simple way.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Switching light with a silver atom
Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications, have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.

Contact: Juerg Leuthold
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Physical Review Letters
Spin dynamics in an atomically thin semi-conductor
Researchers at the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College have established the mechanisms for spin motion in molybdenum disulfide, an emerging two-dimensional (2-D) material. Their discovery resolves a research question on the properties of electron spin in single layers of 2-D materials, and paves the way for the next generation of spintronics and low-power devices.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Curing disease by repairing faulty genes
MIT researchers found that anew delivery method boosts efficiency of the CRISPR genome-editing system.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating
A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: UNIST PR Team
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices.

Contact: Xudong Wang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
New NSF and NBC Learn video series shows off big discoveries from tiny particles
Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things'
The 'Internet of Things' is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive, and send data. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used. However, they do not yet function at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU project 'Ions4Set' intend to change this.
European Union

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
The strain allows to control the magnetic properties of individual iron atom
The iron Fe2+ atom embedded in a semiconductor exhibits a single non-degenerate ground state of zero magnetic moment. A team of scientists from the University of Warsaw has just shown that by using sufficiently large strain it is possible to tailor the energy spectrum of the iron atom to obtain doubly degenerate (magnetic) ground state. Such a state can be utilized for storage and processing of the quantum information.
Poland's National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Foundation for Polish Science

Contact: Tomasz Smolenski
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain
Researchers have shown that graphene can be used to make electrodes that can be implanted in the brain, which could potentially be used to restore sensory functions for amputee or paralyzed patients, or for individuals with motor disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Contact: Sarah Collins
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Oregon researchers document the work of leafcutter ants
Deploying multiple videos in a University of Oregon lab, scientists have documented never-before-seen views of leafcutter ants at work processing leaves and growing their food supply in their nests.

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Researchers develop completely new kind of polymer
Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can contract and expand the way muscles do. These functions require polymers with both rigid and soft nano-sized compartments with extremely different properties. Northwestern University researchers have developed a hybrid polymer of this type that might one day be used in artificial muscles; for delivery of drugs or biomolecules; in self-repairing materials; and for replaceable energy sources.
National Science Foundation, DOE's Biomolecular Materials Program, DOE's EFRC Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law
Professor Tae-Woo Lee and his research team at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a rapid printing technology for high density and scalable memristor array composed of cross-bar-shaped metal nanowires. This technology will be used as a source technology to realize smart fabric, wearable computers, and textile electronic devices as it reduces lead time and cost remarkably compared with existing manufacturing methods. Their findings were published in Advanced Materials.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: YunMee Jung
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Small is different
In the production of margarine millions of tons of unsaturated fatty acids are converted from vegetable oils using hydrogen. While searching for improved catalysts for these so-called hydrogenation reactions, a German-American research team made a discovery that puts a 50-year old rule in question: In catalytic particles comprising only a few atoms, shape and size influence reactivity much more strongly then previously thought.
European Research Council, US Air Force Office for Scientific Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the US Department of Energy

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Too-few proteins prompt nanoparticles to clump
Low concentrations of serum albumin proteins have the ability to bind one-to-one to gold nanoparticles and, upon unfolding, prompt them to aggregate, according to Rice University scientists. The finding may be important to those who study diseases caused by protein aggregation or nanoparticle toxicity.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Scientific education through films?
Magic swords, wands, cauldrons and cloaks of invisibility do not exist in reality. In contrast, it is possible that scenarios like crashed aircrafts looming out of the mists of an alien planet, patients being snatched from the jaws of death by a risky medical breakthrough, or smug murderers who are betrayed by a few molecules left at the scene of crime are part of our current or future reality.

Contact: Katrin Petermann

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
For this nanocatalyst reaction, one atom makes a big difference
Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the US Department of Energy

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

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