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Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
New synthesis method developed at UEF opens up new possibilities for Li-ion batteries
New novel materials are being developed for next generation Li-ion batteries. A study by University of Eastern Finland scientists opens up new electricity storage applications.

Contact: Tommi Karhunen
tommi.karhunen@uef.fi
358-403-552-999
University of Eastern Finland

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Physical Review Applied
New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears
OIST scientist has generalized the theory of smooth magnetic couplings in preparation for a small 3-D printed prototype car.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
TAxI shuttles protein cargo into spinal cord
The peptide TAxi is an effective vehichle for shuttling functional proteins, such as active enzymes, into the spinal cord after a muscle injection. The peptide and its cargo travel up the fibers on motor neurons to bypass the spinal cord/blood barrier. TAxI holds promise for carrying biologic therapeutics into this hard to reach location for treating disorders like motor neuron disease and other degenerative nerve conditions
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
UTA researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells
University of Texas at Arlington chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into usable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas. These 'green fuels' can be used to power cars, home appliances or even to store energy in batteries.
Hungarian Academy of Science 'Momentum' Excellence Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors
A technique called plasmonic interferometry has the potential to enable compact, ultra-sensitive biosensors for a variety of applications. A fundamental advance made by Brown University engineers could help make such devices more practical.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Molecular Neurodegeneration
Observing brain diseases in real time
An innovative tool allows researchers to observe protein aggregation throughout the life of a worm. The development of these aggregates, which play a role in the onset of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, can now be monitored automatically and in real time. This breakthrough was made possible by isolating worms in tiny microfluidic chambers developed at EPFL.

Contact: Laurent Mouchiroud
laurent.mouchiroud@epfl.ch
41-216-930-954
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
eLife
X-raying of fossil beetles
The layman considers fossil beetles just stones. Even experts were able to describe the shape of the millimeter-sized fossils only. Using the ANKA-synchrotron-radiation-source of KIT, 30 million year' old beetles have now been examined. The inner anatomy was imaged in such detail that the family tree could be analyzed. The results are published in the journal eLife. Hence, latest imaging methods can provide access to the enormous store of knowledge of unused natural history collections.

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

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Nano Energy
New technique for turning sunlight into hydrogen
A new photoelectrode boosts the ability of solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen.

Contact: UNIST PR Team
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms.
National Institutes of Health, The Dr. Arthur and Bonnie Ennis Foundation, 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@wakehealth.edu
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Science
UW scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies
University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, University of Washington Clean Energy Institute

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics
Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and inexpensive process helps pave the way for a new class of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices -- everything from efficient solar cells to touch screens.
DOE/Office of Science, Brookhaven Laboratory Directed Research and Development

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Shaping crystals with the flow
OIST scientists designed a new method to create crystals using a combination of shear flow and controlled temperature.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Science
A metal that behaves like water
In a new paper published in Science, researchers at the Harvard and Raytheon BBN Technology have made a breakthrough in our understanding of graphene's basic properties, observing for the first time electrons in a metal behaving like a fluid. This research could lead to novel thermoelectric devices as well as provide a model system to explore exotic phenomena like black holes and high-energy plasmas.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Lasers rewired': Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers -- an advance toward using light to transmit data.

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

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future.
DFG, IBM

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Here be dragons: Science, technology and the future of humanity
The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction. This book is a passionate plea for doing our best to map the territories ahead of us, and for acting with foresight.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Science
Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University's Dr. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Patrice Simon of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Creating a color printer that uses a colorless, non-toxic ink inspired by nature
From dot-matrix to 3-D, printing technology has come a long way in 40 years. But all of these technologies have created hues by using dye inks, which can be taxing on the environment. Now a team reports in ACS Nano the development of a colorless, non-toxic ink for use in inkjet printers. Instead of relying on dyes, the team exploits the nanostructure of this ink to create color on a page with inkjet printing.

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

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Chemical cages: New technique advances synthetic biology
In a new study, Hao Yan, director of the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute presents a clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with, speeding up reactions essential for life processes.

Contact: Richard Harth
richard.harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices
An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, could open the door to the development of flexible electronic devices with applications as wide-ranging as display technology to medical imaging and renewable energy production. The transistor is easily scaled and has power-handling capabilities at least 10 times greater than commercially produced thin film transistors.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University of Alberta

Contact: Richard Cairney
richard.cairney@ualberta.ca
780-492-4514
University of Alberta

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Acta Crystallographica Section A
Twisted X-rays unravel the complexity of helical structures
Since the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals just over 100 years ago, X-ray diffraction as a method of structure determination has dominated structural research in materials science and biology. However, many of the most important materials whose structures remain unknown do not readily crystallize as three-dimensional periodic structures.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Partnerships for International Research and Education, Office of Navel Research, MURI Program

Contact: D.r Jonathan K. Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
44-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making sense of metallic glass
Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. But much about them remains poorly understood. A team is trying to figure out the rules that govern metallic glass's creation. They are doing this by looking at metallic glasses under extreme pressures. High-pressure research can be used to probe structure on an atomic level and understand a material's state of order or disorder.

Contact: Qiaoshi "Charles" Zeng
qzeng@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineers 3-D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening
A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3-D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. Researchers said the advance could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs. The work was published the week of Feb. 8 in the online early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles
Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum networks in the future.

Contact: Edo Waks
edowaks@ece.umd.edu
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes
Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries.
US Department of Energy

Contact: emil venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

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