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Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
ASU leads new national research network to study impacts of nanomaterials
The Environmental Protection Agency is establishing a new national research network to assess the potential environmental impacts of the engineered nanomaterials that are increasingly used in consumer products. The agency has awarded a $5 million grant to support the consortium, which will be based at Arizona State University.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Advanced Materials
New self-healing plastics developed
Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Evonik Industries have developed a chemical crosslinking reaction that ensures good short-term healing properties of the material under mild heating. The research results have now been published in the Advanced Materials journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
Researchers develop ErSb nanostructures with applications in infrared and terahertz ranges
UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range. More efficient solar cells, less risky and higher resolution biological imaging, and the ability to transmit massive amounts of data at higher speeds are only a few applications that this unique semiconductor will be able to support.

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
melissa@engineering.ucsb.edu
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Acta Crystallographica Section A
Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles
Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity. There are striking examples: the shapes of virus particles, such as those causing the common cold, are highly symmetrical and look like tiny footballs.
Leverhulme Research Leadership Award

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

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The motion of the medium matters for self-assembling particles, Penn research shows
Earlier work assumed that the liquid medium in which certain self-assembling particles float could be treated as a placid vacuum, but a University of Pennsylvania team has shown that fluid dynamics play a crucial role in the kind and quality of the structures that can be made in this way.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
No compromises: JILA's short, flexible, reusable AFM probe
JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and DNA.
National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
Nature
New 'switch' could power quantum computing
A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

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

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Tiny step edges, big step for surface science
An interesting effect could help build better solar cells and create better chemical catalysts: If a titanium oxide surface is completely flat, the electrons inside the material can move freely. But if there are tiny step edges on the surface, the electrons can localize, and then, oxygen can attach to the surface.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
A new twist makes for better steel, researchers find
In steelmaking, two desirable qualities -- strength and ductility -- tend to be at odds: stronger steel is less ductile, and more ductile steel is not as strong. Engineers at Brown University, three Chinese universities, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have shown that pre-treating steel cylinders by twisting then can improve strength without sacrificing ductility.

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

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide
Nanoengineering researchers at Rice University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide -- a material that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.
Army Research Office, Semiconductor Research Corporation's FAME Center, Office of Naval Research, Singapore's MOE Academic Research Fund

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

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire.

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Journal of Responsible Innovation
Scientists disagree on responsible research
Responsible research has been put firmly on the political agenda with, for instance, EU's Horizon 2020 program in which all research projects must show how they contribute responsibly to society. New research from the University of Copenhagen reveals that the scientists themselves place great emphasis on behaving responsibly; they just disagree on what social responsibility in science entails. Responsibility is, in other words, a matter of perspective.

Contact: Associate Professor Maja Horst
horst@hum.ku.dk
45-35-32-88-53
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Winners of competition to reimagine the chemistry set announced
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Society for Science & the Public today announced winners of the Science, Play and Research Kit Competition, a challenge to reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century. Winners were selected in two categories: prototypes -- projects that are operational and demonstrable -- and ideations -- fleshed out project ideas that have not yet been developed into prototypes, but have a strong potential for development.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Dennis Tartaglia
dtartaglia@tartagliacommunications.com
732-545-1848
Tartaglia Communications

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
Trees go high-tech: Process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
A fundamental chemical discovery should allow tress to soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. A method has been discovered to turn cellulose -- the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees -- into the building blocks for supercapacitors.

Contact: David Xiulei Ji
david.ji@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6798
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Rebar technique strengthens case for graphene
Carbon nanotubes become reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a hybrid material developed at Rice University.

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014
Gold nanorods attach to, kill bladder cancer cells
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014 demonstrates a novel strategy that accomplishes both: bladder cancer cells overexpress the protein EGFR; gold nanorods can be engineered to attach to EGFR proteins; and then the application of low-intensity laser to the tissue can preferentially heat these gold nanorods, killing the EGFR-rich cancer cells to which they are attached.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 6-Apr-2014
Nature Physics
Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers
At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler.
Army Research Office, US Department of Energy

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Apr-2014
Nature Materials
Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Energy

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
£800,000 grant to create the computers of the future
Dr. Patmore was the recipient of one of the small number of University Research Fellowships bestowed annually by the Royal Society, which was founded in the 1660s. The fellowships -- for which there is intense competition -- run for several years, during which the Society provides the bulk of the recipient's salary and meets the cost of consumable items needed for research.
Royal Society

Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small... really small
Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes, especially in the 'green gap,' simulations at the US Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center have shown. Nanostructure LEDs made from indium nitride could lead to more natural-looking white lighting while avoiding some of the efficiency loss today's LEDs experience at high power.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Margie Wylie
mwylie@lbl.gov
510-486-7421
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
RSC Advances
Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials
Researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. This breakthrough could make the sun almost a 'one-stop shop' that produces both the materials for solar devices and the eternal energy to power them.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chih-hung Chang
chih-hung.chang@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8548
Oregon State University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
2D Materials
Researchers probe the next generation of 2-D materials
As the properties and applications of graphene continue to be explored in laboratories all over the world, a growing number of researchers are looking beyond the one-atom-thick layer of carbon for alternative materials that exhibit similarly captivating properties.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Researchers manipulate tiny objects with ultrasound
Utilizing the physical effects of ultrasonic waves provides effective strategies to handle micro/nano objects, which has huge potential applications in micro/nano fabrication, biomedical analyses and manipulations, nano measurement and assembling, high-end material production, etc.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop
Researchers are developing a better delivery method for cancer drugs by encapsulating the drugs in nanoballoons -- which are tiny modified liposomes that, upon being struck by a red laser, pop open and deliver concentrated doses of medicine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Technology
A pocket-size ultrasonic nebulizer employing a novel nozzle improves inhalers
Inhalation is an increasingly important route for non-invasive drug delivery for both systemic and local applications. Control of particle size and output plays a critical role in the efficient and effective delivery of oft en expensive medications to the lung. Drugs designed to treat pulmonary diseases or for systemic absorption through the alveolar capillary bed require optimum particle sizes (1 to 6 μm) for effective delivery.
National Institute of Health, USA, Academia Sinica, National Science Council, Taiwan, and others

Contact: Chew Munkit
mkchew@wspc.com.sg
656-466-5775
World Scientific

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