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Public Release: 12-Oct-2014
Nature Materials
Solid nanoparticles can deform like a liquid
Nanoparticles can act like liquid on the outside and crystal on the inside.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Oct-2014
Nature Photonics
Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs
Duke Engineering researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons 1,000 times faster than normal -- a record in the field and an important step toward superfast light emitting diodes and quantum cryptography.
Lord Foundation of North Carolina, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics
When Illinois researchers investigated a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics. The researchers found that a positive charge applied to a graphene nanopore speeds up DNA movement, while a negative charge stops the DNA in its tracks. However, the DNA seemed to dance across the graphene surface, pirouetting into sequence-specific shapes they had never seen.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Getting sharp images from dull detectors
Like the 2014 chemistry Nobel Prize winning topic, this new JQI result centers around sub-wavelength detection.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation

Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
pschewe@umd.edu
301-405-0989
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Roman Orus awarded 2014 EPS Early Career Prize of the European Physical Society
Junior Professor Román Orús of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has been awarded the EPS Early Career Prize of the European Physical Society. This new EPS prize is designed to recognize the contributions of young physicists to European research, with two researchers receiving the award each time.
European Physical Society

Contact: Román Orús
roman.orus@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-20461
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Stanford team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure
The sensor is made of a special rubber layer between two strips of copper. The copper acts like radio antennas. The rubber is an insulator. Pressure squeezes the antennas infinitesimally closer, altering the electrical characteristics of the device. Radio waves beamed through the device change frequency as pressure changes, providing a way to gauge pressure wirelessly. The underlying technology could lead to prosthetic devices with an electronic sense of touch.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Science
DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3-D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature's building block, as a construction mold. The Wyss team's findings, described in a paper titled 'Casting Inorganic Structures with DNA Molds,' were published today in Science.
Wyss Institute

Contact: Kat McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle
Glowing nanoparticles can be manipulated using magnetic fields.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Frontiers in Optics
All that glitters is... slimy? Gold nanoparticles measure the stickiness of snot
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of mucus in the airways. Their research, being presented at Frontiers in Optics, could help doctors better monitor and treat lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
lmeyer@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Small
Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin
Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs.

Contact: Steven Williams
s.williams@soton.ac.uk
0238-059-2128
University of Southampton

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Miniature camera may lead to fewer accidents
Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can be built into the vehicle without taking up space. The way it works is particularly reliable, thanks to its special encapsulation.

Contact: Andreas Ostmann
andreas.ostmann@izm.fraunhofer.de
49-304-640-3187
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UT Arlington researchers to build wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable
UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.
Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Nano Research
Drug-infused nanoparticle is right for sore eyes
For the millions of sufferers of dry eye syndrome, their only recourse to easing the painful condition is to use drug-laced eye drops three times a day. Now, researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a topical solution containing nanoparticles that will combat dry eye syndrome with only one application a week.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 20/20, Ophthalmic Materials Network

Contact: Pamela Smyth
psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4777
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Nano Letters
Smallest world record has 'endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: University of Leeds Press Office
pressoffice@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-34196
University of Leeds

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy
Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Royal Society of Chemistry
New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer
Yong Zeng and colleagues from the University of Kansas Medical Center and KU Cancer Center have published a breakthrough paper in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal describing their invention of a miniaturized biomedical testing device for exosomes.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost from intelligent nanocarriers
Cancer possesses special traits for cooperative behavior and uses intricate communication to distribute tasks, share resources, and make decisions. New Tel Aviv University research now offers additional insight into the lethal interaction between cancer cells and the immune system's communications network.

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
27TH ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
Printing in the hobby room: Paper-thin and touch-sensitive displays on various materials
Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays into the cards, which could be printed at home and which would be able to depict self-created symbols or even react to touch? Those only some of the options computer scientists in Saarbrücken can offer.

Contact: Gordon Bolduan
gbolduan@mmci.uni-saarland.de
49-861-302-70741
Saarland University

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
A quick look at electron-boson coupling
Using an ultrafast spectroscopy technique called time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated a link between electron-boson coupling and high-temperature superconductivity in a high-Tc cuprate.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Science
Nanoparticles break the symmetry of light
If a particle emits light into one direction, it usually emits just as much light into the opposite direction. By coupling gold particles to glass fibers, scientists from the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in breaking this symmetry. This turns the gold particle into a switch which can direct light into two different directions in a glass fiber cable.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Fast, cheap nanomanufacturing
Arrays of tiny conical tips that eject ionized materials could fabricate nanoscale devices cheaply.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Nature Materials
Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for telecommunications
A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Nanoscale
Nano-bearings on the test bench
'Nano-machines of the future will need tiny devices to reduce friction and make movement possible. The C60 molecule, also known as fullerene or buckyball, seemed to many an excellent candidate for nano-bearings. Unfortunately, the results so far have been conflicting, calling for further studies, like the one carried out by a theoretical team involving the International School for Advanced Studies, the International Center for Theoretical Physics, the National Research Council and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Through a series of computer simulations the scientists uncovered the reason for the experimental discrepancies.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressoffice@sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Technology
Continuous fabrication system for highly aligned polymer films provides method for tuning mechanical and thermal properties in bulk polymers
Novel and scalable continuous fabrication process combining Couette flow extrusion and macroscopic plastic deformation results in ability to increase mechanical, thermal, and crystalline properties in bulk polymer films.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Science
Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle
Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Welch Foundation

Contact: Steven Schultz
sschultz@princeton.edu
609-258-3617
Princeton University

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