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Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Advanced Materials
A new form of real gold, almost as light as air
Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a new type of foam made of real gold. It is the lightest form ever produced of the precious metal: a thousand times lighter than its conventional form and yet it is nearly impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. There are many possible applications.

Contact: Dr. Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
41-446-329-140
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Stanford faculty awarded $2.1 million for promising energy research
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.
Precourt Institute for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
AIAA honors UTA's Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington's Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society's 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Physical Review Letters
MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale
MIT mathematicians have derived a formula for determining the maximum amount of heat exchanged between two objects separated by distances shorter than the width of a single hair. For any two objects situated mere nanometers apart, the formula can be used to calculate the most heat one body may transmit to another, based on two parameters: what the objects are made of, and how far apart they are.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Inkjet hologram printing now possible
Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method, developed by a team of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called rainbow holograms, commonly used for security purposes -- to protect valuable items, such as credit cards and paper currency, from piracy and falsification.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifrmo.ru
895-337-75508
ITMO University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Smart Materials and Structures
Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard
Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. The results are reported today, Nov. 25, 2015, in the journal Smart Materials and Structures.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
steve.pritchard@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
IOP Publishing

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Chemosphere
Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production
Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

Contact: Pamela Smyth
psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4777
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Optica
New method enables biomedical imaging at one-thousandth the cost
MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called fluorescence lifetime imaging, which has applications in DNA sequencing and cancer diagnosis, among other things. So the new work could have implications for both biological research and clinical practice.

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

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos
Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have proposed the use of ion beams for their fabrication. An ultra-fine beam consisting of around 10 neon ions suffices to bring several hundred atoms of an iron-aluminum alloy into disarray and thereby generate a nanomagnet embedded directly in the material.
European Union, European Network for Electron Microscopy

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

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Small
Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The technology could serve as a general tool to separate and recover nanoparticles from other complex fluids for medical, environmental, and industrial applications.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine special issue explores integrated role of nanomedical research
Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of nanotechnology to monitor, repair, and control human biological systems at the molecular level. Nanomedicine is published by Future Science Group.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' that meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Particle accelerator on a microchip
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million (€12.6 million) to promote the development of a particle accelerator on a microchip. DESY and the University of Hamburg are among the partners involved in this international project, headed by Robert Byer of Stanford University and Peter Hommelhoff of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Within five years, they hope to produce a working prototype of an 'accelerator-on-a-chip'.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Thoms Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Applied Catalysis B Environmental
Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. The catalysts have been designed with the effective treatment of tap water in mind, eliminating harmful chlorine compounds.

Contact: Dr. Anna Srebowata
asrebowata@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-433-320
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Houston Methodist invention wins R&D 100 Award
R&D Magazine named the handheld single-cell pipette, a Houston Methodist Research Institute invention, as one the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Science Translational Medicine
New method developed to predict response to nanotherapeutics
A collaboration between investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital has led to a new approach that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via nanoparticles. The team's preclinical results are published in Science Translational Medicine Nov. 18.
National Institutes of Health, David H. Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Award in Nanotherapeutics

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@partners.org
978-807-5302
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Success in producing a completely rare-earth free Feni magnet
- For the first time, low cost production of a completely rare-earth free FeNi magnet with simple industrial technology - Hard magnetic phase formed in natural meteorite achieved in significantly reduced time (from billions of years to maximum ten days) - Issues related to rare-earth supply in production of high quality magnets potentially resolved, paving the way for industrial superiority in the production of future magnets
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Contact: Parmanand Sharma
sharmap@imr.tohoku.ac.jp
81-222-173-912
Tohoku University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Stacking instead of mixing
Overheating of computer chips is a major obstacle to the development of faster and more efficient computers and mobile phones. One promising remedy for this problem could be a new class of materials: topological insulators, which conduct electricity with less resistance and heat generation than conventional materials. Scientists from Jülich and Aachen has now found a way to control the desired conducting properties of this type of material more precisely and reliably than ever before.

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
ACS Nano
Nanotech-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Journal of The Electrochemical Society
Perpetual youth for batteries?
A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects. Scientists from the Department of Technical Electrochemistry and the Research Neutron Source FRM II at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a step closer to identifying the causes in their latest experiments.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nano Letters
Navy researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function
US Naval Research Laboratory scientists are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Physical Review Letters
Electrons always find a (quantum) way
Scientists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have demonstrated for the first time how electrons are transported from a superconductor through a quantum dot into a metal with normal conductivity. This transport process through a quantum dot had already been calculated theoretically in the nineties, but scientists at the University of Basel have now succeeded in proving the theory with measurements. They report on their findings in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Reto Caluori
reto.caluori@unibas.ch
41-612-672-495
University of Basel

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Bid to build Europe's first CS cluster launched in UK
A partnership between industry and academia to create Europe's first Compound Semiconductor technology cluster will be launched in the UK Parliament today (Nov. 18, 2015). The Compound Semiconductor Centre aims to create a center of excellence to develop and commercialise next generation CS technologies.

Contact: Heath Jeffries
jeffrieshv1@cardiff.ac.uk
0044-292-087-0917
Cardiff University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UW team refrigerates liquids with a laser for the first time
Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they've always given off heat, either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. University of Washington researchers are the first to solve a decades-old puzzle -- figuring out how to make a laser refrigerate water and other liquids.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, University of Washington, National Science Foundation, DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact: Jennifer Langston
jlangst@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Optics Letters
'Tuning in' to a fast and optimized internet
The path toward an even faster internet has been hindered by energy consumption and cost per optical component. Researchers from Université Laval in Québec, have designed a tunable filter -- an important component of high-capacity optical networks -- that should save both money and energy because it can be readily integrated onto a photonic chip.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

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