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Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Advanced Energy Materials
Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics
A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go -- without the need for an electrical cord.

Contact: Xudong Wang
xudong@engr.wisc.edu
608-890-2667
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity
University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mahmoud Hussein
mih@colorado.edu
303-492-3177
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Engineer honored for pioneering graphene research
Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society. He is the first fellow from UC Riverside.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Science
Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line
Researchers are using fibers from fishing line and sewing thread to create inexpensive artificial muscles that could be used in medical devices, humanoid robots, prosthetic limbs, or woven into fabrics.

Contact: Heather Amos
heather.amos@ubc.ca
604-822-3213
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 20-Feb-2014
Science
UT Dallas-led team makes powerful muscles from fishing line and sewing thread
An international team led by the University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles. The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and generate a hundred times higher mechanical power than the same length and weight of human muscle. Per weight, they can generate 7.1 horsepower per kilogram, about the same mechanical power as a jet engine.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Using holograms to improve electronic devices
A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Making nanoelectronics last longer for medical devices, 'cyborgs'
The debut of cyborgs who are part human and part machine may be a long way off, but researchers say they now may be getting closer. In a study published in American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters, they report development of a coating that makes nanoelectronics much more stable in conditions mimicking those in the human body. The advance could also aid in the development of very small implanted medical devices for monitoring health and disease.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Advance in energy storage could speed up development of next-gen electronics
Electronics are getting smaller all the time, but there's a limit to how tiny they can get with today's materials. Researchers now say, however, that they have developed a way to shrink capacitors -- key components that store energy -- even further, which could accelerate the development of more compact, high-performance next-gen devices. The study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Feb-2014
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Gecko-inspired adhesion: Self-cleaning and reliable
Geckos outclass adhesive tapes in one respect: Even after repeated contact with dirt and dust do their feet perfectly adhere to smooth surfaces. Researchers of KIT and the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, have developed the first adhesive tape that does not only adhere to a surface as reliably as the toes of a gecko, but also possesses similar self-cleaning properties. The results are published in the Interface journal of the British Royal Society.

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
eLife
Nitrogen-tracking tools for better crops and less pollution
As every gardner knows, nitrogen is crucial for a plant's growth. But nitrogen absorption is inefficient. This means that on the scale of food crops, adding significant levels of nitrogen to the soil through fertilizer presents a number of problems, particularly river and groundwater pollution. As a result, finding a way to improve nitrogen uptake in agricultural products could improve yields and decrease risks to environmental and human health.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Wolf Frommer
wfrommer@carnegiescience.edu
650-325-1521 x208
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nature Chemistry
Artificial cells and salad dressing
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of engineering is among a group of researchers that have made important discoveries regarding the behavior of a synthetic molecular oscillator, which could serve as a timekeeping device to control artificial cells.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nature Chemistry
Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle
Along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, ASU scientists have reported advances toward perfecting an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen. This development has the potential to sustainably harness the energy needed to provide the food, fuel and fiber that human needs are increasingly demanding.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, MGE@MSA

Contact: Jenny Green
jenny.green@asu.edu
480-965-1430
Arizona State University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses may improve glaucoma treatment
Glaucoma is a pervasive disorder that occurs when there is a buildup of pressure in the eye. If left untreated, this can damage the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss. Bioengineers at the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry have developed a nanodiamond-embedded contact lens that may improve glaucoma treatment by localizing and sustaining drug release that can be triggered using tears. The researchers showed that the nanodiamonds even improved lens durability while maintaining wear comfort.

Contact: Brianna Deane
bdeane@dentistry.ucla.edu
310-206-0835
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Ion beams pave way to new kinds of valves for use in spintronics
Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf tested a new approach to fabricating spin valves. Using ion beams, they structured an iron aluminium alloy in such a way as to subdivide the material into individually magnetizable regions at the nanometer scale. The alloy functions as a spin valve, which is of interest for use in spintronics. Not only does this technology use electron charge for purposes of information storage and processing, it also draws on its inherent magnetic properties (that is, its spin).

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 18-Feb-2014
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Clemson researchers develop sticky nanoparticles to fight heart disease
Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Naren Vyavahare
narenv@clemson.edu
864-656-5558
Clemson University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Caps not the culprit in nanotube chirality
The energy involved in carbon cap formation does not dictate the chirality of a single-walled nanotube, according to theoretical research at Rice University. The work contributes to the continuing search for a way to grow nanotubes of the same selected chirality.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
New materials open door to electronics in extreme environments
A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, IP Group

Contact: Chris Bunting
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
01-133-432-049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 17-Feb-2014
Water safety proposal wins top prize for Israeli student at Singapore science summit
A Hebrew University of Jerusalem doctoral student has proposed using biosensors based on genetically engineered bacteria to detect hazardous materials in large water supply systems. The idea earned him the gold medallion in the Singapore Challenge at the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore. He conceived the idea while working on a project at the Hebrew university to remotely detect buried landmines.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 16-Feb-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries
A novel battery electrode features silicon nanoparticles clustered like pomegranate seeds in a tough carbon rind. The Stanford/SLAC design could enable smaller, lighter rechargeable batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Andy Freeberg
afreeberg@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-4359
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Feb-2014
2014 AAAS Annual Meeting
Nanoelectronics key to advances in renewable energy
An Arizona State University electrical engineer explains why advances in nanoelectronics will shape the future of renewable energy technologies.

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

Public Release: 15-Feb-2014
2014 AAAS Annual Meeting
University institutes are shaping future of research
In an age of specialization, building networks of outstanding scientists, engineers and clinicians is helping the development of creative solutions to complex societal needs. Northwestern University's Chad Mirkin, founding director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, knows how to build diverse teams. The flourishing institute brings together more than 190 faculty researchers from 25 different disciplines. Mirkin will deliver a presentation at the AAAS meeting discussing the challenges he faced taking the institute from inception to realization.

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

Public Release: 14-Feb-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Rice's carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper
Carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Robert A. Welch Foundation, Teijin Aramid BV, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Biomedical Materials
Cancer drugs hitch a ride on 'smart' gold nanoshells
Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2014
Science
Graphene's love affair with water
Water filters allowing precise and fast sieving of salts and organic molecules have been revealed by University of Manchester scientists.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 12-Feb-2014
Nanotechnology
Brain process takes paper shape
A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signalling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China.

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

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