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Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Angewandte Chemie
30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesize a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron. The Platonic solid, which was published in Angewandte Chemie, is not just aesthetically pleasing, it also opens up new perspectives for the semiconductor industry.

Contact: Dr. Matthias Wagner
matthias.wagner@chemie.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
'The New Celebrity Scientists' examines how our media-driven celebrity culture produces popular scientific stars.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
efloyd@american.edu
202-500-1326
American University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
First in human nanotherapy brain cancer trial launched at CTRC
A CTRC neurosurgeon used a tiny catheter to insert radioactive liposomes, only 100 nanometers across, into the stubborn tumor in David Williams' brain. The therapy, developed at the CTRC in San Antonio, offers hope to those suffering from the most devastating brain cancers, and could be expanded to treat other types of cancer as well.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, CTRC Foundation, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Elizabeth Allen
allenea@uthscsa.edu
210-450-2020
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Physical Review Letters
Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics
A team of scientists at UCL led by Peter Barker and Tania Monteiro has developed a new technology which could one day create quantum phenomena in objects far larger than any achieved so far. The team successfully suspended glass particles 400 nanometers across in a vacuum using an electric field, then used lasers to cool them to within a few degrees of absolute zero. These are the key prerequisites for making an object behave according to quantum principles.

Contact: Oli Usher
o.usher@ucl.ac.uk
020-767-97964
University College London

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells
A major challenge in fuel cell technology is efficiently separating protons from hydrogen. In a study of single-layer graphene and water, Northwestern University researchers found that slightly imperfect graphene, with just a few tiny holes, shuttles protons -- and only protons -- from one side of the graphene membrane to the other in mere seconds. The membrane's speed and selectivity are much better than that of conventional membranes, offering engineers a new and simpler mechanism for fuel cell design.
Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center, DOE/Energy Frontier Research Center, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Graphene 'gateway' discovery opens possibilities for improved energy technologies
Graphene, a strong, lightweight carbon honeycombed structure, only one atom thick, holds great promise for energy research and development. Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center, led by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, revealed graphene can serve as a proton-selective permeable membrane, providing a new basis for streamlined and more efficient energy technologies such as improved fuel cells.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
'Additive manufacturing' could greatly improve diabetes management
Using a process similar to ink jet printing, engineers have created an improved type of glucose sensor for people with type 1 diabetes. It will be part of an 'artificial pancreas' system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable, and may find use by diabetic patients around the world.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Greg Herman
greg.herman@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2496
Oregon State University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Scientific Reports
Los Alamos offers new insights into radiation damage evolution
Two reports from Los Alamos National Laboratory this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports are helping crack the code of how certain materials respond in the highly damaging radiation environments within a nuclear reactor.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Physical Review Letters
Symmetry matters in graphene growth
Research led by Rice University detailed the subtle interplay between carbon and substrate atoms in the growth of graphene. The results may lead to finer control over the growth of graphene films for applications.
US Department of Energy, Institute of Basic Science/Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Spherical nucleic acids set stage for new paradigm in drug development
A Northwestern University-led research team led is the first to show spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune response toward a specific cell type, SNAs could be used to target anything from influenza to different forms of cancer. If used to suppress the immune response, SNAs could target autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
National Institutes of Health, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Scientific Reports
Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Contact: Kimani Toussaint
ktoussai@illinois.edu
217-244-4088
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Mathias Klaeui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors
Condensed matter physicist Mathias Kläui has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors for applications involving thousands of revolutions.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Current Biology
Cyborg beetle research allows free-flight study of insects
Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns. The remote-controlled beetles equipped with radio backpacks are showcasing the potential of miniature electronics in biological research.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Nature Materials
Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly
Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material, inspired by biological catalysts, that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe. The material, a zirconium-based metal-organic framework, degrades in minutes one of the most toxic chemical agents known to mankind: Soman, a more toxic relative of sarin. Computer simulations show the MOF should be effective against other easy-to-make agents, such as VX.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molecular ruler sets bacterial needle length
University of Utah biologists report how a disposable molecular ruler or tape measure determines the length of the needle salmonella bacteria use to infect target cells. The findings have potential long-term applications for developing new antibiotics and anticancer drugs and for helping people design machines at the nanoscopic or molecular scale.
National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
New technology may double radio frequency data capacity
Columbia engineers have invented a technology -- full-duplex radio integrated circuits -- that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought to be impossible: transmitters and receivers either work at different times or at the same time but at different frequencies. Electrical engineering professor Harish Krishnaswamy's team is the first to demonstrate an IC that can accomplish this.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Science
Penn and ExxonMobil address long-standing mysteries behind anti-wear motor oil additive
Motor oil contains chemical additives that extend how long engines can run without failure, but, despite decades of ubiquity, how such additives actually work to prevent this damage have remained a mystery. Now, engineers from the University of Pennsylvania and ExxonMobil have teamed up to answer this question.
National Science Foundation, Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development, ExxonMobil/Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes
NNI publishes report on carbon nanotube (CNT) commercialization
The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on 'Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization,' held at NASA Headquarters on Sept. 15, 2014.

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Neuron
Optogenetics without the genetics
Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new technique, described in the journal Neuron on March 12, represents a significant technological advance with potential advantages over current optogenetic methods, including possible use in the development of therapeutics toward diseases such as macular degeneration.
National Institutes of Health, Beckman Initiative for Macular Research, Research to Prevent Blindness

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
NNI releases supplement to the president's 2016 budget
The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 provides $1.5 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a continued Federal investment in support of the President's priorities and innovation strategy. Cumulatively totaling more than $22 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001, this funding reflects nanotechnology's potential to significantly improve our fundamental understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and to translate that knowledge into solutions for critical national needs.
National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Mid-IR frequency combs enable high resolution spectroscopy for sensitive gas sensing
Publishing in Nature Communications, scientists from Ghent University and imec have joined forces with the Max Planck Institute in Garching to realize a frequency comb light source in the mid-IR wavelength band. These frequency comb light sources with an extended spectrum can be used for real-time, extremely high resolution spectroscopy, e.g. to measure the presence and concentration of gas molecules in analytes.

Contact: Bart Kuyken
Bart.Kuyken@UGent.be
32-926-43316
Ghent University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Environmental Engineering Science
Are current water treatment methods sufficient to remove harmful engineered nanoparticle?
The increased use of engineered nanoparticles in commercial and industrial applications is raising concern over the environmental and health effects of nanoparticles released into the water supply. A timely study that analyzes the ability of typical water pretreatment methods to remove titanium dioxide, the most commonly used ENM, is published in Environmental Engineering Science.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
KIT physicist receives ERC Consolidator Grant of EU
The 'QuantumMagnonics' project of Dr. Martin Weides of the Physikalisches Institut of KIT deals with dynamic processes inside ferromagnets, such as iron or cobalt. Results of his fundamental research might be used for magnetic data processing components. The Research Council of the European Union funds the project with EUR 2 million.
European Research Council

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
High performance, lightweight supercapacitor electrodes of the future
Many scientists are working to develop green, lightweight, low-cost supercapacitors with high performance, and now two researchers from the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India, have developed a novel supercapacitor electrode based on a hybrid nanostructure made from a hybrid nickel oxide-iron oxide exterior shell and a conductive iron-nickel core. Its core/shell structure could mean faster charging time and longer battery life in electric vehicles and portable electronics.

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

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Nature Materials
Seeing tiny twins
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function.

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

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