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Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
New record in nanoelectronics at ultralow temperatures
The first ever measurement of the temperature of electrons in a nanoelectronic device a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero was demonstrated in a joint research project performed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Lancaster University, and Aivon Ltd.

Contact: Mika Prunnila
mika.prunnila@vtt.fi
358-040-537-8910
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Organic Electronics
Scientists build a neural network using plastic memristors
A group of Russian and Italian scientists have created a neural network based on polymeric memristors -- devices that can potentially be used to build fundamentally new computers. These developments will primarily help in creating technologies for machine vision, hearing, and other machine sensory systems, and also for intelligent control systems in various fields of applications, including autonomous robots.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Physical Review Letters
A new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling
Researchers of the Nanodevices group, in collaboration with groups from the CFM and DIPC, both institutions also located in Donostia-San Sebastián, have discovered a new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling. This new effect has been recently reported in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters and featured as an Editor's Suggestion.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Nature Materials
Designing a pop-up future
What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper? That future is on the horizon thanks to new research from the the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). A team of researchers have characterized a fundamental origami fold, or tessellation, that could be used as a building block to create almost any three-dimensional shape, from nanostructures to buildings.
Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering, the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, and the Harvard MRSEC.

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-495-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
New fluorescent nanomaterials whose inspiration was taken from plant antenna systems
One of the biggest temptations facing a scientist is to try and reproduce natural phenomena which are so fascinating given their effectiveness and perfection. This is the aim being pursued by the UPV/EHU's Molecular Spectroscopy Group which, coinciding with the International Year of Light, has designed a set of fluorescent nanomaterials which have taken their inspiration from the antenna systems of plants.

Contact: Matxalen Sotillo
komunikazioa@ehu.eus
34-688-673-770
University of the Basque Country

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Increasing oil's performance with crumpled graphene balls
Crumpled graphene balls self-disperse in oil to reduce friction and protect engines better than commercial lubricants.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Acoustic tweezers provide much needed pluck for 3-D bioprinting
Researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and collaborators Tony Jun Huang from the Pennsylvania State University and Ming Dao from MIT, have demonstrated that acoustic tweezers can be used to non-invasively move and manipulate single cells along three dimensions, providing a promising new method for 3-D bioprinting.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Acoustic tweezers moves cells in three dimensions, builds structures
Acoustic tweezers that can move single cells in three dimensions using surface acoustic waves without touching, deforming or labeling the cells are possible, according to a team of engineers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free
A composite of graphene nanoribbons and epoxy proves effective at de-icing a helicopter blade in an experiment at Rice University. The new material may be suitable for keeping aircraft, wind turbines and transmission lines free of ice.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Carson Helicopter

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
New patent on fast measurements in liquids
A new invention will open the doors for an entirely new way of measuring properties within liquids. The invention, a sol-gel matrix, will make it possible to perform measurements that are reliable, incredibly rapid and can be conducted over extended periods of time. The development will be a boon for research and development in the food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-30-50-65-82
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter
ETH researchers have developed a new water filtration system that is superior to existing systems in many respects: it is extremely efficient at removing various toxic heavy metal ions and radioactive substances from water and can even be used in gold recovery.

Contact: Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Self-stacking nanogrids
In a new paper in the journal Nature Communications, MIT researchers describe the first technique for stacking layers of block-copolymer wires such that the wires in one layer naturally orient themselves perpendicularly to those in the layer below.
National Science Foundation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
RSC Advances
Microwaved nanotubes come up clean
Researchers use a household microwave oven to enhance the purification of carbon nanotubes. The work could help in the preparation of nanotubes for drug delivery or photovoltaic applications.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Sêr Cymru Program

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Beetle-inspired discovery could reduce frost's costly sting
Researchers made a beetle-inspired surface that uses chemical micropatterns to control the growth of condensation and frost. They were even able to create a surface where inter-droplet ice growth is completely stopped.

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Science
Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs
An international collaboration led by Berkeley Lab scientists has woven the first 3-D covalent organic frameworks (COFs) from helical organic threads. The woven COFs display significant advantages in structural flexibility, resiliency and reversibility over previous COFs.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Acta Crystallographica Section D
Digital enhancement of cryoEM photographs of protein nanocrystals
When cryoEM images are obtained from protein nanocrystals the images themselves can appear to be devoid of any contrast. A group of scientists from the Netherlands have now demonstrated that lattice information can be revealed and enhanced by a specialized filter.

Contact: Dr Jonathan K. Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
0044-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Nuclear Fusion
New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors
Solving a longstanding mystery, MIT experiments reveal two forms of turbulence interacting.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
NTU Singapore and SingHealth to develop health-care innovations to improve patient care
Elderly patients suffering from Parkinson's disease could one day benefit from only having to take their medication once a day instead of three times daily.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
Switchable material could enable new memory chips
MIT researchers have found that small voltage can flip thin film between two crystal states -- one metallic, one semiconducting.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
New process enables easier isolation of carbon nanotubes
Using this new method, long carbon nanotubes with high structural integrity, and without contaminants, can be obtained. The improved characteristics of these high-quality nanotubes can then be utilized in fields such as materials science, and in electrical and biomedical applications.

Contact: Yumiko Masumoto
wpisyogai@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-935
Kyushu University, I2CNER

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
Copper deposition to fabricate tiny 3-D objects
A new 3-D microprinting process allows scientists to easily manufacture tiny, complex metal components. The used technology was designed by ETH researchers years ago for biological research and has now been further developed for a completely different application.

Contact: PD Dr. Tomaso Zambelli
zambelli@biomed.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-324-575
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Optics and Photonics News
Colorado State University's breakthrough imaging tool maps cells' composition in 3-D
A one-of-a-kind instrument built at CSU lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions at the nanoscale, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Dodge
jeff.dodge@colostate.edu
970-491-4251
Colorado State University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Bismuth-based nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies
Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the technology to study exotic physics and building new spintronic devices or quantum computers.
DARPA, National Science Foundation

Contact: emil venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
FAU bioengineer receives NIH grant for novel biodegradable stent for esophageal cancer
Using a special 3-D printing technique, researchers at FAU will develop the tissue-engineered stent for esophageal cancer using biodegradable elastomeric polymer materials that will make it sufficiently rigid yet flexible enough to expand and contract with the esophagus. This new stent, which will mechanically open the esophagus, also will release the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel to locally treat esophageal cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Four University of South Florida professors elected as AIMBE Fellows
Four University of South Florida professors have been elected to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering: Cesario Borlongan and Shyam Mohapatra from the USF Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health; and Robert Frisina, Jr., and Sudeep Sarkar from the USF College of Engineering.

Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

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