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Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Making green fuels, no fossils required
Converting solar or wind into carbon-based 'fossil' fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide -- which can be dragged out of the air -- it's as green as it gets. The technology that makes it economically feasible isn't available yet, but a recently published paper presents nice step forward in the effort to not just sequester CO2, but turn it into a useful fuel that is part of a carbon-neutral future.

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Engineers design magnetic cell sensors
MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells.

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

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Physics Review Letters
Magneto-optics on the edge
In an article published and featured as an Editors' suggestion in Physical Review Letters last week, researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE in collaboration with a team from the University of Cantabria and the University of Hamburg have reported on a massive increase of magneto-optical effects near the edges of nano-scale disks, where enhancements of over 1,000 percent can be produced.

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

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers build nanoscale autonomous walking machine from DNA
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body searching for cancerous cells and tagging them for medical imaging or drug targeting.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research

Contact: Chris Cervini
ccervini@utexas.edu
505-980-6110
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Advanced Optical Materials
UW-Madison engineers reveal record-setting flexible phototransistor
Inspired by mammals' eyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made.
US Air Force

Contact: Zhenqiang 'Jack' Ma
mazq@engr.wisc.edu
608-261-1095
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
NUS scientists developed super sensitive magnetic sensor
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a new hybrid magnetic sensor that is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Science Advances
Australian scientists design a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon
Researchers based at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology have designed a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon. The new concept provides a pathway for building an operational quantum computer with error correction using the Centre's world-leading atomic-scale fabrication capabilities.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-478-492-060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Cell Transplantation
Newly developed cell transplantation delivery method could treat traumatic brain injury
After laboratory animals were modeled with Traumatic Brain Injury, researchers successfully directed human neural progenitor cells to their injured brain areas by labeling the cells with iron-oxide 'superparamagnetic nanoparticles' and guiding them to the site of injury using a magnetic field. They found that the magnetic field delivery method did not affect the viability of hNPCs and that the method provided increased homing to the injury site and retention of the transplanted cells.
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund , US Department of Veterans Affairs, US National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Miranda
bob@cognizantcommunication.com
Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition
Novel nanoparticles for image-guided phototherapy could improve ovarian cancer treatments
Scientists are investigating a biodegradable nanomedicine that can selectively destroy ovarian cancer cells left behind after surgery. These findings are a step forward in the development of targeted therapies for hard-to-treat cancers. This work is being presented Oct. 29 at the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 25-29.
Oregon State College of Pharmacy, Oregon State Venture Development Fund and Oregon State General Research Fund

Contact: Amanda Johnson
aaps@spectrumscience.com
202-587-2520
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
USF team finds new way of computing with interaction-dependent state change of nanomagnets
Researchers from the University of South Florida have proposed a new form of computing that uses circular nanomagnets to solve quadratic optimization problems orders of magnitude faster than that of a conventional computer. A wide range of application domains can be potentially accelerated through this research such as finding patterns in social media, error-correcting codes to Big Data and biosciences. The research is published in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Gillis
janetgillis@usf.edu
813-974-3485
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Next-gen pacemakers may be powered by unlikely source: the heart
Researchers are developing technology to make pacemakers battery-free. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy -- created inside the chest by each heartbeat -- into electricity to power the pacemaker.

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Science
Scientists call for ambitious program to unlock the power of Earth's microbial communities
A consortium of 48 scientists from 50 institutions in the United States has called for an ambitious research effort to understand and harness microbiomes -- the communities of microorganisms that inhabit ecosystems as varied as the human gut and the ocean, to improve human health, agriculture, bioenergy, and the environment. Their proposal, published in the Oct. 30 issue of the journal Science, calls for a major research project to develop new research tools and collaborations that will unlock the secrets of Earth's microbial communities.

Contact: Jim Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
805-278-7495
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Elsevier announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to publishing cutting edge research addressing the behavior and impact of nanomaterials on human health and environmental systems.

Contact: Tobias Wesselius
t.wesselius@elsevier.com
31-204-853-870
Elsevier

Public Release: 27-Oct-2015
Nature
On the road to ANG vehicles
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that feature flexible gas-adsorbing pores, giving them a high capacity for storing methane. This capability has the potential to help make the driving range of adsorbed-natural-gas (ANG) cars comparable to that of a typical gasoline-powered car.
DOE/ARPA-E

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
From science fiction to reality -- sonic tractor beam invented
A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex in collaboration with Ultrahaptics have built the world's first sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves.

Contact: Jacqui Bealing
press@sussex.ac.uk
44-127-367-8888
University of Sussex

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Nanoquakes probe new 2-dimensional material
An international team of researchers, including scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found a new and exciting way to elucidate the properties of novel two-dimensional semiconductors. These materials have unique properties that promise better integration of optical communication with traditional silicon-based devices.
National Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bavaria-California Technology Center

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Biotechnology Advances
Technologies can improve research, cut costs by replacing animal-derived antibodies
Time, money, and tens of thousands of animals could be saved if researchers replace animal-derived antibodies with modern technologies, according to a review by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. published today in Biotechnology Advances, a peer-reviewed journal covering developments and trends in biotechnology principles and applications. The Science Consortium's review addresses a desire shared by the National Institutes of Health, the scientific community, and the general public to improve the reproducibility of biomedical research.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
tasgolab@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 25-Oct-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
A fluorescent dye that survives in live cell STED imaging
A new photostable fluorescent dye for super resolution microscopy could serve as a powerful tool to visualize biological events and structural details in living cells at real-time for prolonged recording periods. In a new study, a team of scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University has developed a new fluorescent dye, 'C-Naphox,' with enhanced photostability to enable continuous live cell imaging by STED microscopy, which opens doors to observe real-time biological events continuously with high resolution.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2015
Science Advances
Capacitor breakthrough
In the movie 'Back to the Future,' Doc Brown and Marty McFly landed in the future in their DeLorean, with time travel made possible by a 'flux capacitor.' Today, capacitors are key components of portable electronics to electric cars, providing fast delivery of energy but poor storage capacity. However, researchers from UD and the Chinese Academy of Sciences report a new approach to increasing storage ability in Science Advances.
National Key Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences/State AQ9 Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 23-Oct-2015
Advanced Materials
Halloysite: Finally a promising natural nanomaterial?
Halloysite is a natural biocompatible nanomaterial available in thousands of tons at low price, which makes it a good candidate for nanoarchitectural composites. In vitro and in vivo studies on biological cells and worms indicate the safety of halloysite, and furthermore, it can store and release molecules in a controllable manner, making these tiny containers attractive for applications in drug delivery, antimicrobial materials, self-healing polymeric composites, and regenerative medicine.

Contact: Yevgeniya Litvinova
pressa@kpfu.ru
7-843-273-7345
Kazan Federal University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Manipulating wrinkles could lead to graphene semiconductors
RIKEN scientists have used the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to manipulate the formation of wrinkles in graphene, opening the way to the construction of graphene semiconductors not through chemical means--by adding other elements -- but by manipulating the carbon structure itself in a form of 'graphene engineering.'

Contact: Jens Wilkinson
81-484-621-225
RIKEN

Public Release: 23-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Photons open the gateway for quantum networks
There is tremendous potential for new information technology based on light (photons). Quantum technology based on photons -- called quantum photonics, will be able to hold much more information than current computer technology. But in order to create a network with photons, you need a photon contact, a kind of transistor that can control the transport of photons in a circuit. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have managed to create such a contact.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
NASA takes lasercom a step forward
A NASA-developed laser communication (lasercom) system made headlines in 2013 when it demonstrated record-breaking data download and upload speeds to the moon. Now, a NASA optical physicist says he can match those speeds -- plus provide never-before-achieved, highly precise distance and speed measurements -- all from the same relatively small package.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
IEEE BioCAS 2015
Monitoring critical blood levels in real time in the ICU
For patients in intensive care, knowing how much glucose, lactate and other substances are in the blood is a question of life or death. EPFL has developed a miniaturized microfluidic device that will allow medical staff to monitor these levels in real time and react more quickly. It was unveiled on Oct. 22nd, 2015 in Atlanta.
Nano-tera.ch

Contact: Sandro Carrara
sandro.carrara@epfl.ch
41-792-488-632
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers transform slow emitters into fast light sources
Phosphors are efficient light emitters but they're not optimal for high-speed communications because they turn on and off slowly. Researchers from Brown and Harvard have now found a way to modulate light from phosphor emitters three orders of magnitude faster using phase-change materials, which could make phosphors useful in a range of new optoelectronic applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, US Department of Education, and National Science Foundation

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

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