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Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Viral puzzles
The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste have coordinated a study on the mechanic properties of viruses that have improved their understanding, so much that they were able to make conjectures on the behavior of still little-known viruses.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Wyss Institute at Harvard University announces election of 2 faculty to Natl Academy of Inventors
Wyss Core Faculty members George Whitesides, Ph.D., and David Edwards, Ph.D. have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors -- joining 141 other innovators elected this year.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Oregon scientists offer new insights on controlling nanoparticle stability
University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability.
Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New sensor tracks zinc in cells
Shifts in zinc's location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Argonne scientists Rajh, Soderholm and Segre named AAAS Fellows
Physical chemist Tijana Rajh, chemist Lynda Soderholm and physicist Carlo Segre of Argonne National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Angela Hardin
media@anl.gov
630-252-5501
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
CWRU engineering researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices at IEDM 2013
Case Western Reserve University researchers have built nanoscale electromechanical switches and logic gates that operate more energy-efficiently than those now used by the billions in computers, tablets and smart phones. The switches are fast and light and have proved durable and heat tolerant, with no current leakage.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Microsystems Technology Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Advanced Energy Materials
Research team finds way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Nano Letters
Scientists scale terahertz peaks in nanotubes
Rice scientists find plasmons at the root of a terahertz peak seen in carbon nanotubes, but only in certain types. The discovery opens up the possibility of using nanotubes in terahertz-based optoelectronics.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Soft Matter
Morphing material has mighty potential
The shape of a composite material invented at Rice University changes with the temperature in highly controllable ways. The material may be useful for biological, optical and pharmaceutical applications.
John S. Dunn Foundation, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and California's IBM Research – Almaden have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. They have successfully converted PET into a non-toxic biocompatible material with superior fungal killing properties.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Contact: Nidyah Sani
nidyah@ibn.a-star.edu.sg
65-682-47005
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Science
Pioneering path to electrical conductivity in 'tinker toy' materials to appear in Science
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage.
US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 8-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Electrical control of single atom magnets
The energy needed to change the magnetic orientation of a single atom -- which determines its magnetic stability and therefore its usefulness in a variety of future device applications -- can be modified by varying the atom's electrical coupling to nearby metals.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots
Coal is a cost-effective source of abundant graphene quantum dots for photovoltaic, medical, electronic and sensing applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Study shows how water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.
Stanford University/Global Climate and Energy Project

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Welcome guests: Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity
Scientists from NIST and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks: the ability to conduct electricity. Conductive MOFs have the potential for use in a variety of applications including sensors for detecting gases and toxic substances.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Berkeley Lab researchers create a nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial
Berkeley Lab researchers have used a unique optical metamaterial with zero-index refraction to generate phase mismatch–free nonlinear light, an important step towards efficient light generation for future quantum networks and light sources.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NRL scientists demonstrate infrared light modulation with graphene
Since its discovery, graphene has generated considerable interest. Researchers at NRL investigate the possibility for new optical devices using graphene for communications, and image and signal processing.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
'Soft' (and miniaturized) robots
The miniaturization of robots requires them to acquire the same "softness" and flexibility as biological tissues. This is the opinion of scientists like Antonio De Simone, from SISSA (the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste) and Marino Arroyo from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, who have just published a paper in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids: taking inspiration from unicellular water micro-organisms, they studied the locomotion mechanisms of "soft robots "

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Laser light at useful wavelengths from semiconductor nanowires
Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have demonstrated laser action in semiconductor nanowires that emit light at technologically useful wavelengths and operate at room temperature. They now have documented this breakthrough in the journal Nature Communications and, in Nano Letters, have disclosed further results showing enhanced optical and electronic performance.
German Research Foundation, European Union, CINECA, Generalitat Valenciana

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-016-242-79876
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Langmuir
MU researcher develops virtual wall which could stop the spread of oil and could help build invisible barrier for oil spills
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area, aiding researchers who are studying these complex molecules. This development will have future implications in the guided delivery of oil and effective blockage of oil spreading.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Turning waste into power with bacteria -- and loofahs
Loofahs, best known for their use in exfoliating skin to soft, radiant perfection, have emerged as a new potential tool to advance sustainability efforts on two fronts at the same time: energy and waste. The study describes the pairing of loofahs with bacteria to create a power-generating microbial fuel cell and appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
United Technologies plans $10 million investment for UConn systems engineering institute
The UConn School of Engineering, in partnership with United Technologies Corporation, has launched the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn, thanks to $10 million in planned investments from UTC. The $7.5 million contribution is one of the largest corporate gifts in UConn's history and represents a significant investment in educating the next generation of engineering leaders.

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Remembrances of things past
Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a way to introduce a shape memory effect in bismuth ferrite that is larger than any observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Thousands of new particles in workplaces despite large knowledge gap
In a growing number of industries, workers are often unknowingly exposed to nanoparticles (NPs). Could they have an impact on health? Denis Girard from the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre, who's research is being funded by Institut de recherche Robert-Sauve en sante et en securite du travail, will focus on the effects of NPs on human immune system cells (eosinophils) that play a key role in inflammation.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
stephanie@scible.ca
514-381-2183
INRS

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Process holds promise for production of synthetic gasoline
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

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