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Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
Duke wins $15 million renewal to study nanotech safety
A pioneering, multi-institution research center headquartered at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering has just won a $15-million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency to continue learning more about where nanoparticles accumulate, how they interact with other chemicals and how they affect the environment.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Minnie Glymph
minnie.glymph@duke.edu
919-660-8403
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
ACS Nano
A nano-sized sponge made of electrons
During chemical reactions, ceria nanoparticles behave in a completely different way than previously thought: the electrons absorbed and released during the reaction are not bound to individual atoms but, like a cloud, distribute themselves over the whole nanoparticle. His has far-reaching consequences for optimising the current and future use of these nanoparticles and to assess the limits of their safe use.

Contact: Claus Habfast
claus.habfast@esrf.fr
33-666-662-384
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers at Penn add another tool in their directed assembly toolkit
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles. Now, the Penn team has added another tool to this directed assembly toolkit.
National Science Foundation, Mark Howard Shapiro and Anita Rae Shapiro Charitable Fund, Kavli Institute, Simons Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 10-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
All aboard the nanotrain network
Tiny self-assembling transport networks, powered by nano-scale motors and controlled by DNA, have been developed by scientists at Oxford University and Warwick University.

Contact: University of Oxford Press Office
press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-186-528-3877
University of Oxford

Public Release: 8-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Snap to attention: Polymers that react and move to light
Researchers are investigating polymers that "snap" when triggered by light, converting light energy into mechanical work.

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Biomaterials
Nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in breast cancer cells
Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials.
Swedish Research Council, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others

Contact: Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Nature
Programmed nanoparticles organize themselves into highly complex nanostructures
Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever-larger units in a targeted, preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks. In nanotechnology, scientists mimic this 'bottom-up' technique by using the ability of suitably structured nano materials to 'self-assemble' into higher order architectures. Applying this concept, polymer scientists described a new principle for the self-assembly of patterned nanoparticles which may have important implications for the fundamental understanding of such processes and future technologies.

Contact: Dr. Axel H. E. Müller
axel.mueller@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22372
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Allen Institute for Brain Science partners with imec for development of next-generation tools
The Allen Institute in partnership with imec, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and University College London, have committed $5.5 million in R&D for the revolutionary neuroscience research tools including the proposed sensor array.

Contact: Steven Cooper
press@alleninstitute.org
646-358-2765
Edelman Public Relations

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
CasaClima International Energy Forum
UC's SmartLight more than a bright idea, it's a revolution in interior lighting ready to shine
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers.

Contact: Tom Robinette
tom.robinette@uc.edu
513-556-1825
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Lawrence Livermore researchers unveil carbon nanotube jungles to better detect molecules
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Nature
Perfect faults: A self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications
NIST researchers have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. These new multilayered crystalline sandwiches might enable a whole new class of compact, high-performance, high-efficiency components for devices such as cellular phones.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
'Smart foam' takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact
Combining nanotechnology with foam, BYU student Jake Merrell has created a smart-foam that can be placed inside a football helmet to measure the impact of each hit. When compressed, the self-powered foam generates electrical signals that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or computer in the hands of a coach or trainer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
AVS announces its major award winners of 2013
The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2013. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS.

Contact: Della Miller
della@avs.org
530-896-0477
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
Journal of Infectious Diseases
New discovery could dramatically reduce leishmaniasis treatment doses and side effects
An international team of scientists, with the participation of the Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, have developed a compound to treat leishmaniasis in humans using today's most commonly prescribed drug, but with an 83 percent increase in its effectiveness. The complex compound, a combination of the drug and nanoparticles which transport it to the infected cells, has been successfully tested with animal models of the disease. The research has been published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Contact: Jordi Alberola
jordi.alberola@uab.cat
34-935-811-532
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
NJIT professor invents a flexible battery
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Nature Physics
Diamond imperfections pave the way to technology gold
Using ultrafast 2-D electronic spectroscopy, Berkeley Lab researchers have recorded unprecedented observations of energy moving through the atom-sized diamond impurities known as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. Their results provide information on NV centers that is important for such highly promising advanced technologies as supersensitive detections of magnetic fields and quantum computing.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Neurophotonics
Neurophotonics journal will launch in 2014
The peer-reviewed journal "Neurophotonics" will be launched in 2014 by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, with all articles freely available during the first year. Under editor-in-chief David Boas of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the journal will focus on novel optical technologies for imaging and manipulation of brain structure and function.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-201-1116
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
NPL leads research project to help deliver 10x faster computer processing speeds
The Nanostrain project will support the development of cheaper, more reliable and energy efficient technologies delivering 10 fold increases in chip processor speed to 30 GHz, faster internet connections and huge energy savings worldwide.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Alex Cloney
alex.cloney@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01872
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year
Research from MIT shows carbon nanotubes that detect nitric oxide can be implanted under the skin for more than a year.
Sanofi-Aventis, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, BYI Award, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
York researchers discover important mechanism behind nanoparticle reactivity
An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment. Crucially, the research led by the University of York, shows that oxidation of metals -- the process that describes, for example, how iron reacts with oxygen, in the presence of water, to form rust -- proceeds much more rapidly in nanoparticles than at the macroscopic scale.
Max-Kade Foundation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, World Universities Network

Contact: Caron Lett
pressoffice@york.ac.uk
44-190-432-2029
University of York

Public Release: 1-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
Synaptic transistor learns while it computes
Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
Defective nanotubes turned into light emitters
Scientists are usually after defect-free nano-structures. Yet in this case the UPV/EHU researcher Angel Rubio and his collaborators have put the structural defects in boron nitride nanotubes to maximum use. The outcome of his research is a new light-emitting source that can easily be incorporated into current microelectronics technology. The research has also resulted in a patent.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
CWRU researchers aim nanotechnology at micrometastases
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received two grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to build nanoparticles that seek and destroy metastases too small to be detected with current technologies. They are targeting aggressive cancers that persist through traditional chemotherapy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ohio Cancer Research Associates

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Science
Making electrical contact along 1-D edge of 2-D materials
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at the City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published today in the journal Science that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ellis Simon
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-6460
City College of New York

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