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Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics
Rice University scientists show the practicality of turning laser-induced graphene into portable, flexible devices by making stacked supercapacitors.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research and its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Video series explores the state and future of technological convergence
In a new series of video interviews from the Wilson Center, leading scientists from across the United States discuss the concept of technological convergence and how it affects their work.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2015
While researchers in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's buildings group focus on increasing energy efficiency using new foam insulation panels, the nanophase materials sector experiments with catalyst performance, revealing an oxidation discovery that could help reduce vehicle emissions. Additionally, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers aim to reduce the size, weight and power for some particle accelerators with development of a new voltage supply. And by using water and nano-sized particles isolated from trees and plants, scientists explore low-cost and nontoxic metal oxides.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Lab on a Chip
New device allows for manipulation of differentiating stem cells
A new device developed by researchers at Northwestern University creates nanopores in adherent cell membranes, allowing researchers to deliver molecules directly into the cells during differentiation.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices
Today, we're surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us -- we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies. Many types of smart devices are readily available and convenient to use. The goal now is to make wearable electronics that are flexible, sustainable and powered by ambient renewable energy.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Waterloo chemist one step closer to a new generation of electric car battery
An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo have announced a breakthrough in lithium-sulphur battery technology in a recent issue of Nature Communications.
BASF International Scientific Network for Electrochemistry and Batteries

Contact: Nick Manning
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Nature Materials
Graphene plasmons go ballistic
Graphene combined with the insulting power of boron nitride enables light control in tiny circuits with dramatically reduced energy loss.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Nature Materials
New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at University of Copenhagen
A new type of 'nanowire' crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind the breakthrough, which has great potential.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Toward quantum chips
Packing single-photon detectors on an optical chip is a crucial step toward quantum-computational circuits.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations
The formation of a highly conductive silver matrix inside an otherwise poorly performing battery enhances its efficiency and offers new potential applications. Scientists used x-rays to see where, when, and how these nanoscale 'bridges' emerge and develop new material designs and optimization techniques.
US Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Justin Eure
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Acta Crystallographica Section A
Integrated space-group and crystal-structure determination
SHELX is a system of nine programs for the solution and refinement of crystal structures against X-ray and neutron diffraction data.

Contact: Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Advanced Materials
Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures
Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three-dimensional (3-D) structures by self-folding of 2-D sheets, the complexity of structures achieved to date falls far short of what can easily be folded by hand using paper, says polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now he has developed an approach that could open the door to a new wave of discoveries.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough
Scientists developing a prototype optical quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of over 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data encryption network based on quantum information which could be used for banking transactions and personal emails.

Contact: Associate Professor Matthew Sellars
Australian National University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
3-D 'pop-up' silicon structures: Transforming planar materials into 3-D microarchitectures
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have invented simple routes to complex classes of 3-D micro/nanostructures in high performance materials, with relevance to electronics, photovoltaics, batteries, biomedical devices, and other microsystems technologies.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: John A. Rogers
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
'Pop-up' fabrication technique trumps 3-D printing on many levels
Northwestern University and University of Illinois researchers have developed a simple new fabrication technique to create beautiful and complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures with many advantages over 3-D printing. The technique mimics the action of a children's pop-up book -- starting as a flat two-dimensional structure and popping up into a more complex 3-D structure. Using a variety of advanced materials, including silicon, the researchers produced more than 40 different geometric designs.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Erin Meyer
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord
New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The device is described in an article appearing online Jan. 8, 2015, in Science magazine.

Contact: Lionel Pousaz
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Tracing tainted food back to its source within an hour
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, in collaboration with the start-up DNATrek, have developed a cost-effective and highly efficient method to accurately trace contaminated food back to its source. Lawrence Livermore originally designed the technology, known as DNATrax, to safely track indoor and outdoor airflow patterns.

Contact: Ken Ma
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Cheap asphalt provides 'green' carbon capture
Rice University scientists turn asphalt into an effective, environmentally friendly carbon-capture material for use at natural gas wellheads.
Apache Corporation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Lab on a Chip
Microfluidics to accelerate cell membrane research
Life processes depend fundamentally on phenomena occurring on the membranes separating cells from their environment. Hitherto poorly understood, the mechanisms responsible for transport through the cell membrane will be able to be studied faster and more cheaply - thanks to the microfluidic system developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The system enables the serial formation of cell membranes and measurement of the processes taking place on them.
Foundation for Polish Science, European Regional Development Fund

Contact: Prof. Piotr Garstecki
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
Advanced Materials
'Flying carpet' technique uses graphene to deliver one-two punch of anticancer drugs
An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as 'flying carpets' to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells, with each drug targeting the distinct part of the cell where it will be most effective. The technique was found to perform better than either drug in isolation when tested in a mouse model targeting a human lung cancer tumor.

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells
Researchers have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells -- a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumor is removed. Ultimately, it could make cancer surgery far more effective.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
Oregon State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Nature Chemistry
Freshmen-level chemistry solves the solubility mystery of graphene oxide films
For many years, researchers did not understand why graphene oxide remained stable in water. A Northwestern University research team finds that it's due to a common contaminant introduced during filtration.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
£103,000 research of electron transfer among hydrogen-bonded dimers
The Leverhulme Trust award is for a project entitled Electron transfer between hydrogen bonded 'dimers of dimers' and will enable the appointment of post-doctoral research fellow -- a specialist in synthetic, inorganic chemistry.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications
If the new nano-machines built at the Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind. The project is the first to prove that the same basic design principles that apply to typical full-size machine parts can also be applied to DNA -- and can produce complex, controllable components for future nano-robots.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Scientific Reports
New concept of fuel cell for efficiency and environment
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions.
Institute for Basic Science, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Hanbin Oh
Institute for Basic Science

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