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Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Chemistry
From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial
A molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building a new kind of DNA structure.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies

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

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Surrey's £3m grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies
A new £3 million grant announced today by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights
Researchers at Kyushu University demonstrated a new and simple modification with the potential to improve the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes in displays and lighting using both typical emitting materials and future ones with increased efficiency at a lower cost.
Kumamoto Collaborations on Organic Electronics under the Regional Innovation Strategy Support Program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
NCE to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students at 18th Annual Salute to Excellence
Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution
Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Syracuse chemists combine biology, nanotechnology to create alternate energy source
Chemists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made a transformational advance in an alternate lighting source -- one that doesn't require a battery or a plug.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
New NIST method may find elusive flaws in medical implants and spacecraft
Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at first harmless and often hidden, can start conducting electricity, depleting batteries or shorting out the electronics.Now, after years of effort by manufacturers and researchers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a nondestructive approach for detecting cracks in ceramic capacitors before they go bad.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Cosmetics
Nanotechnology delivery system offers new approach to skin disease therapies
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a nanotechnology-based delivery system containing a protective cellular pathway inducer that activates the body's natural defense against free radicals efficiently, a development that could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders.
David and Ines Myers Fund of Cleveland, Yissum, Hebrew University Fund

Contact: Avivit Delgoshen
avivit.delgoshen@mail.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Nanoparticles on nanosteps
A group of scientists from the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste and the DEMOCRITOS centre of the Istituto Officina dei Materiali of the Italian National Research Council (IOM-CNR), with the collaboration of other institutions, have developed a material that maintains the stability of a 'dispersed' catalyst, thus maximising the efficiency of the process and decreasing costs and wastage. The study has just been published in Nature Communications.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressoffice@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
New form of electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a new imaging technique, tested on samples of nanoscale gold and carbon, that greatly improves images of light elements using fewer electrons. The technique can reveal structural details for materials that would be invisible to a traditional electron-imaging method.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Physical Review B
University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene
UK's Madhu Menon and collaborators have discovered a new material that could advance digital technology and open a new frontier in 2-D materials beyond graphene. Truly flat and extremely stable, the material is made up of light, inexpensive and earth abundant elements.

Contact: whitney Harder
whitney.harder@uky.edu
859-323-2396
University of Kentucky

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

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