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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

Public Release: 11-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new postal code for cancer
Prof. Prasad Shastri and his Team from the University of Freiburg/Germany have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors.

Contact: Dr. V. Prasad Shastri
prasad.shastri@makro.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-6268
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
New advance in 3-D printing and tissue engineering technology
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Carnegie Mellon University have introduced a unique micro-robotic technique to assemble the components of complex materials, the foundation of tissue engineering and 3-D printing.

Contact: Lori J. Schroth
ljschroth@partners.org
617-525-6374
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Biomechanics
With their amazing necks, ants don't need 'high hopes' to do heavy lifting
The design of future space robots may take a cue from the neck joint of an unassuming American field ant.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Chips that listen to bacteria
Researchers led by Ken Shepard (electrical engineering and biomedical engineering professor, Columbia Engineering) and Lars Dietrich, biological sciences assistant professor, Columbia University) have shown integrated circuit technology can be used for a most unusual application -- the study of signaling in bacterial colonies. They have developed a chip based on CMOS technology that enables them to electrochemically image the signaling molecules from these colonies spatially and temporally -- they've developed chips that "listen" to bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
UCF researcher bringing 3-D TV back from the dead
One UCF researcher may be on the brink of bringing 3-D- TV back from the dead. Gone are the goofy glasses required of existing sets. Instead, assistant professor Jayan Thomas is working on creating the materials necessary to create a 3-D image that could be seen from 360 degrees with no extra equipment.
National Science Foundation Career Grant

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

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells
Nanomotors have been controlled inside living cells for the first time, report a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University. The scientists placed tiny rocket-shaped synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically to spin and to battering against the cell membrane.
National Science Foundaiton, National Institutes of Health, Penn State University

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing approaches, almost all cells survive the process, scientists report in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, Alliance for Nanohealth

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@tmhs.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 9-Feb-2014
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Cochlear implants -- with no exterior hardware
Researchers develop cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged.

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

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