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Showing releases 51-75 out of 1806.

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Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Permanent data storage with light
The first all-optical permanent on-chip memory has been developed by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the universities of Münster, Oxford, and Exeter. This is an important step on the way towards optical computers. Phase change materials that change their optical properties depending on the arrangement of the atoms allow for the storage of several bits in a single cell. The researchers present their development in the journal Nature Photonics.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip
Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors could expand the use of polarized light for drug screening, surveillance, etc.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, US Army Research Office, Volkswagen Foundation

Contact: David F. Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
NIST team breaks distance record for quantum teleportation
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have 'teleported' or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four times farther than the previous record.

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Journal of Chemical Physics
Better trap for greenhouse gases
Researchers around the globe are on a quest for materials capable of capturing and storing greenhouse gases. This shared goal led researchers in Germany and India to team up to explore the feasibility of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to trap and store two greenhouse gases in particular: carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. They report their findings in this week's the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.

Contact: tom abate
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Northwestern receives $5 million for nanoscale research
Northwestern University has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish, in collaboration with the University of Chicago, a new national resource that provides academic, small business and industry researchers access to cutting-edge nanotechnology facilities and expertise. The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource enables the hybridization of soft (biological) nanostructures with rigid nanoparticles, for applications such as microfluidic modules for bio-sensors and synthetic scaffolds for tissue regeneration, among others.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Physical Review A
Nano-trapped molecules are potential path to quantum devices
Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution instruments.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Push to dramatically broaden access to nanotech equipment in the Triangle
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC State and Duke are launching a partnership to dramatically broaden access to nanotechnology facilities and expertise to faculty, students, businesses and educators across the Triangle and nationwide. The goal is to encourage both traditional and non-traditional users of these highly specialized and expensive pieces of equipment across the three universities in order to mix ideas and push the limits of innovation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Thania Benios
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Physicists defy conventional wisdom to identify ferroelectric material
In a discovery that could open new pathways to find new materials for nanotechnology devices, physicists at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found ferroelectricity could be induced in a thin sheet of strontium titanate. The material ordinarily is not ferroelectric. The finding contradicts conventional wisdom that materials lose ferroelectricity as they are made thinner.
National Science Foundation, NSF/Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future Program

Contact: Alexei Gruverman
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Making mini-makers
Starting in the spring term, students from Drexel University will travel to Korea's National NanoFab Center in Daejeon, South Korea, for a three-to-six month co-operative learning experience in the center where many of country's leading electronics manufacturers come to refine their designs. The international partnership, dubbed FIRST Nano2 Co-op Center, is funded by a grant from Korea's equivalent of the National Science Foundation.
Korean National Research Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Making 3-D objects disappear
Berkeley researchers have devised an ultra-thin invisibility 'skin' cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light. Although this cloak is only microscopic in size, the principles behind the technology should enable it to be scaled-up to conceal macroscopic items as well.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
What do cement, rocket fuel and cancer therapies have in common? Rajesh Dave
Rajesh Davé, a problem-driven inventor whose relish for re-engineering tiny particles has led to advances in such diverse areas as weapons safety and drug delivery systems, while earning him a stream of patents, has been tapped by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for one of its major career awards.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Nanotech expertise earns Virginia Tech a spot in National Science Foundation network
The award, which carries $2.5 million in funding for five years and is renewable for a second five-year period, will establish the Virginia Tech National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Eleanor Nelsen
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Cornell nanotech facility receives $8 million NSF grant
The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of the newly established National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. Cornell will receive $8 million from the federal agency over five years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Osgood
Cornell University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
UW labs win $4.5 million NSF nanotechnology infrastructure grant
The University of Washington and Oregon State University have won a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology research in the Pacific Northwest and support a new network of user sites across the country.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
US defense agencies increase investment in federal synthetic biology research
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center finds the Defense Department and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fund much of the US government's research in synthetic biology, with less than 1 percent of total federal funding going to risk research.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Journal of Dentistry
Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay.

Contact: Luke Harrison
University of Birmingham

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Targeted drug delivery with these nanoparticles can make medicines more effective
Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These nanoparticles are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body -- particularly injured blood vessels and organs infected by harmful bacteria. This targeted drug delivery greatly increased the therapeutic effects of drugs administered to diseased rats and mice.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
RIT is part of consortium awarded NNMI grant for flexible electronics development
Rochester Institute of Technology is part of a consortium recently awarded a federal grant to establish a research center for employing flexible electronics in manufacturing, contributing expertise in high performance print systems and functionality, engineering processes and materials development. RIT will be contributing to the work of four NNMI institutes, the others being additive manufacturing, photonics and digital manufacturing.
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
New way to repair nerves: Using exosomes to hijack cell-to-cell communication
Biomedical engineers report a new way to induce human mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into neuron-like cells: treating them with exosomes from rat-derived progenitor cells. In combination with synthetic nanoparticles now in development, researchers hope to make synthetic exosomes, inducing neuron growth without neural progenitor cells.

Contact: Kim Thurler
Tufts University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Virginia Tech chemical engineers outline new approach to materials design
Virginia Tech chemical engineers have developed a new approach that will have a huge impact in future materials design. Their findings are reported in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Physics Review Letters
Doubt cast on recent study claiming to have unraveled the last mystery of electromagnetism
Scientists from ITMO University, Australian National University and Aalto University called into question the results of a study, published by the researchers from Cambridge University in Physical Review Letters. In the original study, the British scientists claimed that they managed to find the missing link in the electromagnetic theory. The findings, according to the scientists, could help decrease the size of antennas in electronic devices, promising a major breakthrough in the field of wireless communications.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs
Researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (Basque Country) in collaboration with colleagues at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Catalunya) have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials. They observed, for the first time, ultraslow pulse propagation and backward propagating waves in deep subwavelength-scale thick slabs of boron nitride -- a natural hyperbolic material for infrared light. This work has been funded by the EC Graphene Flagship and was recently reported in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers develop 'instruction manual' for futuristic metallic glass
UNSW Australia researchers have created an 'instruction manual' for developing metallic glass -- described as the most significant materials science innovation since plastic. Among the toughest materials in existence, these alloys become as malleable as chewing gum when heated, and can be molded like plastics or blown like glass. This knowledge could enable more affordable bulk manufacture of these alloys.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Myles Gough
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
A small, inexpensive high frequency comb signal generator
Researchers from the Italian National Research Council and the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology in Italy have devised a novel, inexpensive way to turn low frequency signals into higher frequencies. The approach makes use of a Nobel Prize-winning device called a Josephson junction, which is currently used to make extremely sensitive voltmeters and detect minute changes in magnetic fields. The researchers describe their new application in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

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