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Showing releases 51-75 out of 1802.

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Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
UTA physicists use beams of antimatter to investigate advanced materials
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are developing a next generation positron beam facility that will enable them to analyze the properties of advanced materials for future electronics applications such as ultra compact high-speed computers and ultra small high-powered batteries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Nature Biotechnology
Implantable wireless devices trigger -- and may block -- pain signals
Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate -- and, in theory, block -- pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain. The researchers, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said the implants one day may be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to other therapies.
National Institutes of Health Director's Transformative Research Award, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Advanced Materials
New technology colors in the infrared rainbow
Duke researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one the Predator used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle. Rather than creating images based on the amount of infrared radiation detected, these cameras could detect different wavelengths -- or colors -- of the infrared spectrum, which would capture much more information about the objects being imaged, such as their chemical composition.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Journal of Experimental Biology
A hairy situation: Hair increases surface area for animals by 100 times
A review study about the role hair plays in collecting dirt on animals and insects and the roles it plays in helping to keep them clean. A honeybee and a squirrel have the same amount: 3 million. A beaver has about 300 million. A moth has 10 billion. The study also identifies true surface area: the total area where dirt can possibly collect on an animal. A sea otter has the true surface area of a hockey rink.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jason Maderer
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Nature Methods
Flipping the switch to better see cancer cells at depths
Using a high-tech imaging method, a team of biomedical engineers at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis was able to see individual, early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a bacterium.
National Institutes of Health, European Union, Neuroscience Blueprint Center Core

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 8-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Development of nanostructuring technology to simultaneously control heat and electricity
The improvement of thermoelectric materials that can directly convert wasted heat to electric energy may lead to one of the solutions for energy issues. Yoshiaki Nakamura, Professor of Osaka University proposed a unique nanostructure and established a methodology for the development of a material in which heat and electricity conductions can be controlled simultaneously.

Contact: Yoshiaki Nakamura
Osaka University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Tomatoes get boost in growth, antioxidants from nano-sized nutrients
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are using nano-sized nutrients to boost production of food without straining natural resources.
Lopata Endowment, National Science Foundation

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
Queen's University professor to unveil self-levitating displays
Queen's professor Roel Vertegaal and his students are unveiling the BitDrones system on Monday, Nov. 9, at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology in Charlotte, N.C.

Contact: Chris Armes
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
New way to find DNA damage
University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen.

Contact: Anne Stark
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Nature Physics
NbSe2, a true 2-D superconductor
An international team led by Miguel M. Ugeda and Michael F. Crommie has demonstrated the coexistence of superconductivity and charge density wave order in a single layer of NbSe2, a model transition metal dichalcogenide metal. The demonstration that a single layer of NbSe2 is a true 2-D superconductor is a breakthrough in the field of 2-D materials. This work has been recently reported in Nature Physics.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Tecnalia, Ibarmia and the UPV/EHU showcase the biggest 3-D printing machine for industry
The Basque Autonomous Community is once again spearheading R&D&i applied to the industrial base to enable companies to be more competitive, not only by improving productivity but also by creating new products. The first machine to combine manufacture by means of 3-D printing and precision machining for Industry across the Spanish State is the result of the collaboration between the Basque machine-tool manufacturer Ibarmia, the University of the Basque Country and the Tecnalia research center.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
Physical Review Letters
The Ministry of Silly Walks? In each of your cells!
Inside mammalian cells, kinesin plays the same role as do trucks and locomotives within our countries: it is the main driving force behind the transport of manufactured goods. No wheels are involved, but there are 'legs' -- two moving heads, which are used to walk on the fibers of the cytoskeleton. Recent studies have revealed the mechanism of this 'walk' and without a doubt, allow us to be able to say that kinesin is... funny.
Polish National Science Centre

Contact: Robert Holyst
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
Nano Letters
Novel 'crumpling' of hybrid nanostructures increases SERS sensitivity
By 'crumpling' to increase the surface area of graphene-gold nanostructures, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved the sensitivity of these materials, opening the door to novel opportunities in electronics and optical sensing applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Asian Office of Aerospace Research Development, Nano Bio Info Technology Phase III Program, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers

Contact: SungWoo Nam
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
Trampolining water droplets
Materials that actively repel water and ice very strongly are sought after by the aviation industry and for many other technical applications. ETH researchers have now found out how to specifically design the rigid surfaces of such materials: by teaching water droplets how to trampoline.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dimos Poulikakos
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
KIT is granted Humboldt Professorship for excellent physicist
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology makes an internationally renowned experimental physicist move to Germany: Wolfgang Wernsdorfer was chosen for a Humboldt professorship. With this award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors internationally leading scientists that have been working abroad so far. With funds totaling up to €5 million, the Humboldt professorship is Germany's highest award for international scientists. Wernsdorfer, a renowned expert for nanomagnets, will now continue his research at KIT's Physikalisches Institut.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Minuscule, flexible compound lenses magnify large fields of view
Drawing inspiration from an insect's multi-faceted eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created miniature lenses with vast range of vision. Their new approach created the first-ever flexible Fresnel zone plate microlenses with a wide field of view -- a development that could allow everything from surgical scopes to security cameras to capture a broader perspective at a fraction of the size required by conventional lenses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hongrui Jiang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Acta Crystallographica Section A
The complexity of modeling
In recent years, advances in materials synthesis techniques have enabled scientists to produce increasingly complex functional materials with enhanced or novel macroscopic properties.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Applied Physics Letters
The solution to faster computing? Sing to your data
A UK team of engineers may have found the answer to faster computing using minimal power: sound.

Contact: Abigail Chard
University of Sheffield

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers show how new hydrogel can facilitate microsurgery
Skillful surgeons can do amazing things in extremely small places, but finding better ways to suture tiny blood vessels has been an ongoing challenge for even the best. In an article just published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, several University of Delaware researchers show how a new peptide-based hydrogel could one day make that reconnection process easier to perform and less likely to fail.
NIH/Intramural Research Program, NIH/National Cancer Institute and Center for Cancer Research

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
ACS Nano
Sugar-coated nanoworms not for breakfast in the human immune system
Nanoparticles could aid diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancer ... if the immune system would leave them alone. University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that inducing crosslinks on nanoparticle surface sugars lets them escape mouse immune system and identifies remaining culprit for human immune recognition of nanoparticles.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Making green fuels, no fossils required
Converting solar or wind into carbon-based 'fossil' fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide -- which can be dragged out of the air -- it's as green as it gets. The technology that makes it economically feasible isn't available yet, but a recently published paper presents nice step forward in the effort to not just sequester CO2, but turn it into a useful fuel that is part of a carbon-neutral future.

Contact: Steven Powell
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Engineers design magnetic cell sensors
MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Physics Review Letters
Magneto-optics on the edge
In an article published and featured as an Editors' suggestion in Physical Review Letters last week, researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE in collaboration with a team from the University of Cantabria and the University of Hamburg have reported on a massive increase of magneto-optical effects near the edges of nano-scale disks, where enhancements of over 1,000 percent can be produced.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers build nanoscale autonomous walking machine from DNA
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body searching for cancerous cells and tagging them for medical imaging or drug targeting.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research

Contact: Chris Cervini
University of Texas at Austin

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