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Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Toward quantum chips
Packing single-photon detectors on an optical chip is a crucial step toward quantum-computational circuits.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Science
Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations
The formation of a highly conductive silver matrix inside an otherwise poorly performing battery enhances its efficiency and offers new potential applications. Scientists used x-rays to see where, when, and how these nanoscale 'bridges' emerge and develop new material designs and optimization techniques.
US Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Acta Crystallographica Section A
Integrated space-group and crystal-structure determination
SHELX is a system of nine programs for the solution and refinement of crystal structures against X-ray and neutron diffraction data.

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Advanced Materials
Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures
Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three-dimensional (3-D) structures by self-folding of 2-D sheets, the complexity of structures achieved to date falls far short of what can easily be folded by hand using paper, says polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now he has developed an approach that could open the door to a new wave of discoveries.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Nature
Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough
Scientists developing a prototype optical quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of over 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data encryption network based on quantum information which could be used for banking transactions and personal emails.

Contact: Associate Professor Matthew Sellars
Matthew.Sellars@anu.edu.au
61-261-254-571
Australian National University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Science
3-D 'pop-up' silicon structures: Transforming planar materials into 3-D microarchitectures
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have invented simple routes to complex classes of 3-D micro/nanostructures in high performance materials, with relevance to electronics, photovoltaics, batteries, biomedical devices, and other microsystems technologies.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: John A. Rogers
jrogers@illinois.edu
217-244-4979
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Science
'Pop-up' fabrication technique trumps 3-D printing on many levels
Northwestern University and University of Illinois researchers have developed a simple new fabrication technique to create beautiful and complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures with many advantages over 3-D printing. The technique mimics the action of a children's pop-up book -- starting as a flat two-dimensional structure and popping up into a more complex 3-D structure. Using a variety of advanced materials, including silicon, the researchers produced more than 40 different geometric designs.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Erin Meyer
erin.meyer@northwestern.edu
847-467-1569
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Science
Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord
New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The device is described in an article appearing online Jan. 8, 2015, in Science magazine.

Contact: Lionel Pousaz
lionel.pousaz@epfl.ch
41-795-597-161
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Tracing tainted food back to its source within an hour
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, in collaboration with the start-up DNATrek, have developed a cost-effective and highly efficient method to accurately trace contaminated food back to its source. Lawrence Livermore originally designed the technology, known as DNATrax, to safely track indoor and outdoor airflow patterns.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Cheap asphalt provides 'green' carbon capture
Rice University scientists turn asphalt into an effective, environmentally friendly carbon-capture material for use at natural gas wellheads.
Apache Corporation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Lab on a Chip
Microfluidics to accelerate cell membrane research
Life processes depend fundamentally on phenomena occurring on the membranes separating cells from their environment. Hitherto poorly understood, the mechanisms responsible for transport through the cell membrane will be able to be studied faster and more cheaply - thanks to the microfluidic system developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The system enables the serial formation of cell membranes and measurement of the processes taking place on them.
Foundation for Polish Science, European Regional Development Fund

Contact: Prof. Piotr Garstecki
pgarstecki@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-432-233
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
Advanced Materials
'Flying carpet' technique uses graphene to deliver one-two punch of anticancer drugs
An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as 'flying carpets' to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells, with each drug targeting the distinct part of the cell where it will be most effective. The technique was found to perform better than either drug in isolation when tested in a mouse model targeting a human lung cancer tumor.

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Nanoscale
'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells
Researchers have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells -- a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumor is removed. Ultimately, it could make cancer surgery far more effective.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5785
Oregon State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Nature Chemistry
Freshmen-level chemistry solves the solubility mystery of graphene oxide films
For many years, researchers did not understand why graphene oxide remained stable in water. A Northwestern University research team finds that it's due to a common contaminant introduced during filtration.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
£103,000 research of electron transfer among hydrogen-bonded dimers
The Leverhulme Trust award is for a project entitled Electron transfer between hydrogen bonded 'dimers of dimers' and will enable the appointment of post-doctoral research fellow -- a specialist in synthetic, inorganic chemistry.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
44-148-447-3315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications
If the new nano-machines built at the Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind. The project is the first to prove that the same basic design principles that apply to typical full-size machine parts can also be applied to DNA -- and can produce complex, controllable components for future nano-robots.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Scientific Reports
New concept of fuel cell for efficiency and environment
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions.
Institute for Basic Science, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Hanbin Oh
ohanvin@ibs.re.kr
82-428-788-182
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 1-Jan-2015
Researchers reveal new information and knowledge in applied mechanics
In World Scientific's latest book edited by professor Liu Zishun, 'Frontiers of Applied Mechanics,' more than 60 of the world's leading researchers and academics in applied mechanics from more than 33 top institutions in China, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong cover the classical branches in applied mechanics such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and material science.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 29-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Detecting extraterrestrial life through motion
EPFL scientists have developed an extremely sensitive device that can detect life forms by sensing the slightest motion. The chemistry-free system can be used to rapidly test antibiotics or even to search for life on other planets.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Italian Health Ministry

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Dec-2014
Applied Physics Letters
A qubit candidate shines brighter
A team of researchers has taken a major step forward in effectively enhancing the fluorescent light emission of diamond nitrogen vacancy centers -- a key step to using the atom-sized defects in future quantum computers. The technique, described in the journal Applied Physics Letters hinges on the very precise positioning of NV centers within a structure called a photonic cavity that can boost the light signal from the defect.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Functional materials research gets £20 million boost from EPSRC
The EPSRC announced 10 research projects to advance the UK's manufacturing capability and develop new, exciting functional materials.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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

Public Release: 22-Dec-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Hands on: Crafting ultrathin color coatings
Research from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences suggests that an ultra-thin layer of a metal and a semiconductor could be applied to essentially any rough or flexible material to produce a vividly colored coating. The technique, which exploits optical interference effects, could potentially be used on wearable fabrics or stretchable electronics.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Draper Lab, National Science Foundation

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Piezoelectricity in a 2-D semiconductor
Berkeley Lab researchers have opened the door to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems, MEMS, and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive bio-sensors, with the first observation of piezoelectricity in a free standing two-dimensional semiconductor.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Atom-thick CCD could capture images
A synthetic two-dimensional material known as CIS could be the basis for ultimately thin imaging devices and optical sensors.
Army Research Office Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering Division of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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

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