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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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Nano Letters
ORNL microscopy directly images problematic lithium dendrites in batteries
Scientists have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Graphene meets heat waves
EPFL researchers have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key information for engineering the electronics of tomorrow.

Contact: Andrea Cepellotti
andrea.cepellotti@epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Nature
Fluid-filled pores separate materials with fine precision
A team of Harvard scientists has developed an entirely new, highly versatile mechanism for controlling passage of materials through micropores, using fluid to modulate their opening and closing.

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Cell
Biomolecular force generation based on the principle of a gas spring
Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms, as they report in the latest issue of the renowned scientific journal Cell on March 5, 2015.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Diez
stefan.diez@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-43010
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
ACS Nano
Medical nanoparticles: Local treatment of lung cancer
Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer: working in a joint project, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich have developed nanocarriers that site-selectively release medicines/drugs at the tumor site in human and mouse lungs. In the journal, ACS Nano, the scientists reported that this approach led to a significant increase in the effectiveness of current cancer medicines in lung tumor tissue.

Contact: Dr. Silke Meiners
silke.meiners@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-089-318-74673
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Science
New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces
A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper.

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Breakthrough in nonlinear optics research
A method to selectively enhance or inhibit optical nonlinearities in a chip-scale device has been developed by scientists, led by the University of Sydney. The researchers from the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, based at the University of Sydney, Australia, published their results in Nature Communications today.
Australian Research Council, Laureate Fellowship, ARC Future Fellowship Centre of Excellence

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
verity.leatherdale@sydney.edu.au
61-403-067-342
University of Sydney

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
International Electron Device Meeting
UT Dallas technology could make night vision, thermal imaging affordable
This technology reaches nearly 10 terahertz, the highest frequency manufactured in CMOS.
Texas Analog Center of Excellence, Semiconductor Research Corporation

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Applied Physics Letters
First scientific publication from data collected at NSLS-II
Just weeks after NSLS-II achieved first light, a team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction beamline tested a setup that yielded data on thermoelectric materials and resulted in science published in Applied Physics Letters - Materials.
Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Chelsea Whyte
cwhyte@bnl.gov
631-344-8671
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
New incubator network to help clean-energy entrepreneurs
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to improve the performance of clean energy business incubators, connect critical industry and energy sector partners, and advance clean energy technologies emerging from universities and federal laboratories.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Nature Materials
The taming of magnetic vortices
Magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, could in future store and process information very efficiently. They could also be the basis for high-frequency components. For the first time, a team of physicists succeeded in characterizing the electromagnetic properties of insulating, semiconducting and conducting skyrmion-materials and developed a unified theoretical description of their behavior. This lays the foundation for future electronic components with purpose-designed properties.
European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, TUM Graduate School

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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