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Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
Nanomotors could help electronics fix themselves
As electronics grow ever more intricate, so must the tools required to fix them. Anticipating this challenge, scientists turned to the body's immune system for inspiration and have now built self-propelled nanomotors that can seek out and repair tiny scratches to electronic systems. They could one day lead to flexible batteries, electrodes, solar cells and other gadgets that heal themselves. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
New fuel cell design powered by graphene-wrapped nanocrystals
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key areas.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Polymer engineer wins Polymer Processing Society Early Career Award
Dr. Younjin Min, an assistant professor in Polymer Engineering at University of Akron, will receive the 2016 Early Career Award from the Polymer Processing Society. This award recognizes productivity of early career researchers as judged from their publications, patents and service to the PPS. The overarching aim of Min's current research is to obtain a fundamental understanding of soft materials at the molecular level, with a specific goal of utilizing such knowledge to advance nanotechnology and biotechnology through rational design and processing.

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not elicit any reaction in human and porcine sera as well as pigs. The study was published in the Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
yannik.sprecher@unibas.ch
41-612-672-424
University of Basel

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Science
Paradigm shift: Scientists demonstrate the wavelike nature of van der Waals Forces
A group of researchers, led by Alexandre Tkatchenko, Professor at the University of Luxembourg, demonstrated that the true nature of van der Waals forces differs from conventional wisdom in chemistry and biology. The scientists showed that these interactions have to be treated as coupling between waves rather than as mutual attraction between particles.

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Light: Science and Applications
World's thinnest lens to revolutionize cameras
Scientists have created the world's thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, opening the door to flexible computer displays and a revolution in miniature cameras. Lead researcher Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu from The Australian National University (ANU) said the discovery hinged on the remarkable potential of the molybdenum disulphide crystal.

Contact: Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu
yuerui.lu@anu.edu.au
61-261-259-582
Australian National University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2016
More innovation, less perspiration
UC Santa Barbara physicist Andrea Young received the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program grant.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Sticky, stony and sizzling science launching to space station
NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on March 22, 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fifth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight, known as Orbital ATK CRS-6, will deliver investigations to the space station to study fire, meteors, regolith, adhesion, and 3-D printing in microgravity.

Contact: Rachel Hobson
rachel.b.hobson@nasa.gov
281-244-7449
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns
A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.
US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, The Fondazione Cariplo

Contact: Paul McQuiston
paul.mcquiston@asrc.cuny.edu
212-413-3307
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature
Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials
Researchers at ETH have shown for the first time what happens to atomic vibrations when materials are nanosized and how this knowledge can be used to systematically engineer nanomaterials for different applications.
Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR Quantum Science and Technology, ETH Research Grant, SNF TORNAD

Contact: Prof. Vanessa Wood
wood@iis.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-326-654
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
CWRU researcher to turn plant virus shells against human cancers
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has been awarded more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants to turn common plant viruses into cancer sleuths and search-and-destroy emissaries. The researcher and fellow investigators are trying to develop two methods to differentiate slow-growing from aggressive prostate cancers, and to deliver medicines deep into triple-negative breast cancer tumors.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Understanding the dynamics of crowd behavior
Crowds formed from tiny particles disperse as their environment becomes more disordered, according to scientists from UCL, Bilkent University and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. The new mechanism is counterintuitive and might help describe crowd behavior in natural, real-world systems where many factors impact on individuals' responses to either gather or disperse.
Scientific and Technological ResearchCouncil of Turkey, Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, Turkish Academy of Sciences, European Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
NASA's first wide-field soft X-ray camera is a gift that keeps giving
NASA recently selected a miniaturized version of the original X-ray camera to fly as a CubeSat mission to study Earth's magnetic cusps -- regions in the magnetic cocoon around our planet near the poles where the magnetic field lines dip down toward the ground.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Innovative catalyst fabrication method may yield breakthrough in fuel cell development
Kyushu University researchers working on developing new fuel cells have published a novel method to fabricate highly active gold nanoparticle catalysts. The team adopted methods it had already proven with platinum, and a polymer was wrapped around graphene to create an ideal support structure for the nanoparticles. The catalysts showed best-in-class results in what may become a breakthrough technology for the key catalytic reaction in fuel cells.

Contact: Yumiko Masumoto
wpisyogai@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-935
Kyushu University, I2CNER

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
30th Anniversary Symposium of the Protein Society
2016 Protein Society Awards
The Protein Society congratulates the winners of the 2016 Protein Society Awards. The recipients will receive their awards at the 30th Anniversary Symposium of the Protein Society held on July 16-19, 2016, in Baltimore, Md., USA.
The Protein Society,Rigaku Corporation, Genentech, The Neurath Foundation.

Contact: Kate Felder
staff@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Researchers develop miniaturized fuel cell that makes drones fly more than 1 hour
Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small battery capacity and limited flight time of less than an hour. Prof. Gyeong Man Choi's research team at POSTECH have developed a miniaturized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones, laptops, drones, and other small electronic devices to solve this problem.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Research awards seen as milestone for Clemson University engineering and science
The College of Engineering and Science announced Monday that Feng Ding, Rachel Getman and Brandon Ross have won prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation, while Joseph Scott and Yue 'Sophie' Wang have won top awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Paul Alongi
palongi@clemson.edu
864-350-7908
Clemson University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
International research team achieves controlled movement of skyrmions
A joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has achieved a breakthrough in fundamental research in the field of potential future data storage technologies. The idea is that electronic storage units (bits) will not be stored on rotating hard disks as is currently standard practice but on a nanowire in the form of magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, using a process similar to that of a shift register.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Iowa State engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects
Iowa State engineers have developed a 'meta-skin' that uses liquid-metal technology to trap radar waves and cloak objects from detection. By stretching the flexible meta-skin, the device can be tuned to reduce the reflection of a wide range of radar frequencies.
National Science Foundation, China Scholarship Council

Contact: Liang Dong
ldong@iastate.edu
515-294-0388
Iowa State University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Nature Photonics
Researchers take giant step towards 'holy grail' of silicon photonics
A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate.

Contact: Michael Bishop
bishopm1@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-74499
Cardiff University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials
Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials -- materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties -- thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-3981
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
GA Tech nanotech professor honored as SURA Distinguished Scientist
SURA today announced that Zhong Lin Wang, the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering Regent's Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive its 2016 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.
SURA

Contact: Greg Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
2D Materials
Electricity can flow through graphene at high frequencies without energy loss
Electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the 'wonder material' graphene, a study led by Plymouth University has shown.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Nanoscale rotor and gripper push DNA origami to new limits
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have built two new nanoscale machines with moving parts, using DNA as a programmable, self-assembling construction material. In Science Advances, they describe a rotor mechanism formed from interlocking 3-D DNA components. Another recent paper, in Nature Nanotechnology, reported a hinged molecular manipulator, also made from DNA. These are just the latest steps in a campaign to transform so-called 'DNA origami' into an industrially useful, commercially viable technology.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation, German-Israeli Project Cooperation

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-162-427-9876
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-Mar-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, and including TU Dresden (Dr. Andrea Benassi and Dr. Xinliang Feng) have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale.

Contact: Xinliang Feng
xinliang.feng@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-43251
Technische Universität Dresden

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