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Public Release: 30-May-2014
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Pioneering 'tweezers' that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.

Contact: Clare Waldron
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 29-May-2014
American Chemical Society member among winners of top science prize
For his pioneering work in optics, Stefan W. Hell, an American Chemical Society member for eight years, was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The prizes, which consist of a cash award of $1 million in each of three fields, were announced today by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Science
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Berkeley Lab researchers have found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals that helps answer long-standing questions about their surface chemistry.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
rberkowitz@lbl.gov
510-486-7254
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-May-2014
An ecological risk research agenda for synthetic biology
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-May-2014
New £8.1m Centre at Queen's to tackle world's data storage needs
A Queen's University Belfast led collaboration with the University of Glasgow and industry has received £8.1m for a new center to tackle some of the challenges created by the increasing quantities of data generated by society today.
Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland

Contact: Lisa McElroy
lisa.mcelroy@qub.ac.uk
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes
Nine pioneering scientists have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes -- prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. This year's laureates were selected for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation, for transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics and for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition.
Kavli Foundation

Contact: Anne-Marie Astad
anne.marie.astad@dnva.no
47-221-21092
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Chapman University research article wins 'Best of 2013' award
The global scientific society Institute of Physics recently announced that their editors selected a research article by a team from Chapman University's Institute for Quantum Studies 'for inclusion in the exclusive 'Highlights of 2013' collection.' The paper, titled, 'The classical limit of quantum optics: not what it seems at first sight,' was originally published in the New Journal of Physics last year.
Binational Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-May-2014
New research center for development of novel methods in soft matter simulations approved
The German Research Foundation has approved the establishment of a new collaborative research center to be coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The new CRC/Transregio 'Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft-Matter Systems' will focus on method development for computer-aided research on structural properties and processes of soft matter.

Contact: Dr. Friederike Schmid
friederike.schmid@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-20365
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Supersonic spray delivers high quality graphene layer
A simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film can heal manufacturing defects and produce a high quality graphene layer on a range of substrates, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.
Office of International Affairs Nuveen International Development Fund, Korea University

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Nature Communications
Surface physics: Leaving the islands
In a recent study involving researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time. The effects account for the shortcomings of conventional models of desorption.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
49-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists unveil first method for controlling the growth of metal crystals
Researchers have announced the first ever method for controlling the growth of metal-crystals from single atoms. Developed at the University of Warwick, the method, called Nanocrystallometry, allows for the creation of precise components for use in nanotechnology. Professor Peter Sadler from the University's Department of Chemistry commented that 'The breakthrough with Nanocrystallometry is that it actually allows us to observe and directly control the nano-world in motion.'

Contact: Tom Frew
A.T.Frew@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-765-75910
University of Warwick

Public Release: 25-May-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
DNA nanotechnology places enzyme catalysis within an arm's length
Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway that could prove important for future biomedical and energy applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-258-8972
Arizona State University

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Science
Flatland optics with graphene
Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material graphene. The experiments show that the dramatically squeezed graphene-guided light can be focused and bent, following the fundamental principles of conventional optics. The work, published yesterday in Science, opens new opportunities for smaller and faster photonic devices and circuits.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 23-May-2014
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Nature inspires drones of the future
Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Nature Communications
NIST chip produces and detects specialized gas for biomedical analysis
A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at NIST. The new microfluidic chip produces magnetized xenon gas and then detects even the faintest magnetic signals from the gas. Magnetized xenon can be used as a marker for detecting biomolecules in liquids. Conventional systems for producing and using this gas can be as big as a car.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Physical Review B
Don't blink! NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency'
Researchers have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren't commonly thought to blink, do. So what? Well, although the blinks are very short -- nanoseconds to milliseconds -- even brief fluctuations like these could signal trouble for using quantum dots in a quantum computer or between nodes of a future quantum Internet.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Physics Review Letters
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials. Control can be improved by simply bending the material.
The Academy of Finland

Contact: Pekka Koskinen
pekka.j.koskinen@jyu.fi
358-403-564-460
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Langmuir
Illinois researchers combine weak chemical forces to strengthen novel imaging technology
Biomedical researchers at the University of Illinois have found ways to increase the effectiveness of certain contrast agents often used for imaging blood vessels and internal bleeding by associating them with nanoparticles. The contrast agent being used is packaged inside or bonded to the surface of microscopic particles, which can be designed to target certain regions of the body or prolong the agent's activity.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Lab on a Chip
Capillary device significantly improves manufacture of quality liposomes
Widespread application for the manufactured vesicles known as liposomes has been hindered by limiting factors such as size inconsistency, structural instability and high production costs. A new approach developed by NIST and the University of Maryland overcomes these obstacles. The group's novel system is made up of bundled capillary tubes, costs less than a $1 to make and requires no special fabrication technology or expertise, yet consistently yields large quantities of uniform and sturdy vesicles.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Success of work team key in defining photonics career success, finds SPIE survey
Optics and photonics workers in government and military institutions, academia, and for-profits agree that the success of a team rates high among factors defining career success. But the latest findings in an annual Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, reveal some significant differences among the sectors as well.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

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

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