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Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Advanced Materials
New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently
Researchers from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with CSIRO, have developed new membranes or micro-filters that will result in clean water in a much more energy efficient manner.

Contact: Anne Rahilly
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser using a semiconductor that's only three atoms thick. It could help open the door to next-generation computing that uses light, rather than electrons, to transfer information.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Clean Energy Institute, Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy, European Commission

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Nature Chemistry
Catching and releasing tiny molecules
Employing an ingenious microfluidic design that combines chemical and mechanical properties, a team of Harvard scientists has demonstrated a new way of detecting and extracting biomolecules from fluid mixtures. The approach requires fewer steps, uses less energy, and achieves better performance than several techniques currently in use and could lead to better technologies for medical diagnostics and chemical purification.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Paul Karoff
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Physical Review Letters
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. The study of fluids in motion -- now known as hydrodynamics -- goes back to the Egyptians, so it is not often that new discoveries are made. However when examining the interaction of an ultra-intense laser with a plasma target, the team observed something unexpected.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Contact: David Garner
University of York

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Nature Chemistry
Catch-release-repeat: Study reveals novel technique for handling molecules
In research appearing in the current issue of the journal Nature Chemistry, Ximin He, Ph.D., and her colleagues describe a method capable of mimicking Nature's ability to sort, capture, transport and release molecules. The technique sets the stage for continuous and efficient manipulation of a broad range of molecules of relevance to human and environmental health.
US Department of Energy, Basic Energy Science Division, Biomolecular Materials Program

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
NNI publishes workshop report assessing the status of EHS risk science
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, 'Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology,' which was held Sept. 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
First proof of isolated attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge
Nature Communications has published a study in which ICFO researchers have been able to demonstrate, for the first time, the generation of isolated attosecond pulses at the water window. This achievement permits tracking and visualizing electronic motion with element specificity, i.e. bond formation and breaking during a chemical reaction, exciton dynamics in organic solar cells or the occurrence of ultrafast magnetism.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
NTU Singapore spin-off clinches S$4.3 million joint venture with Chinese commercial giant
Singapore's water membrane technology is taking a big step in China, following a S$4.3 million joint venture between Nanyang Technological University Singapore's spin-off NanoSun and the China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation, a majority state-owned enterprise headquartered in Beijing.

Contact: Ang Hui Min
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Spot treatment
Ultrasound, laser and tiny particles combine to treat the root cause of acne.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Advanced Materials
NC State researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'
Researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start-up companies report a method that can produce unprecedented amounts of polymer nanofibers in liquid, which have potential applications in filtration, batteries and cell scaffolding.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dr. Orlin Velev
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Electrochemistry Communications
Click! That's how modern chemistry bonds nanoparticles to a substrate
Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate, if one of the most effective methods of synthesis, click chemistry, is used for this purpose. The novel method has been presented by a team of researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Contact: Dr. Eng. Joanna Niedzió?ka-Jönsson
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Rice fine-tunes quantum dots from coal
The size of graphene quantum dots made from coal can be finely tuned in a single step for electronic and fluorescent properties, according to scientists at Rice University.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Nature Photonics
New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers
In our increasingly networked world, we need much faster computer components to support enormous amounts of data transfer and data processing. A new study from Tel Aviv University finds that new optical materials could serve as the nuts and bolts of future ultra-high-speed optical computing components. These 'nonlinear metamaterials,' which possess physical capabilities not found in nature, may be the building blocks that allow major companies like IBM and Intel to move from electronic to optical computing.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Angewandte Chemie
30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesize a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron. The Platonic solid, which was published in Angewandte Chemie, is not just aesthetically pleasing, it also opens up new perspectives for the semiconductor industry.

Contact: Dr. Matthias Wagner
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
'The New Celebrity Scientists' examines how our media-driven celebrity culture produces popular scientific stars.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
American University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
First in human nanotherapy brain cancer trial launched at CTRC
A CTRC neurosurgeon used a tiny catheter to insert radioactive liposomes, only 100 nanometers across, into the stubborn tumor in David Williams' brain. The therapy, developed at the CTRC in San Antonio, offers hope to those suffering from the most devastating brain cancers, and could be expanded to treat other types of cancer as well.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, CTRC Foundation, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Elizabeth Allen
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Physical Review Letters
Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics
A team of scientists at UCL led by Peter Barker and Tania Monteiro has developed a new technology which could one day create quantum phenomena in objects far larger than any achieved so far. The team successfully suspended glass particles 400 nanometers across in a vacuum using an electric field, then used lasers to cool them to within a few degrees of absolute zero. These are the key prerequisites for making an object behave according to quantum principles.

Contact: Oli Usher
University College London

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells
A major challenge in fuel cell technology is efficiently separating protons from hydrogen. In a study of single-layer graphene and water, Northwestern University researchers found that slightly imperfect graphene, with just a few tiny holes, shuttles protons -- and only protons -- from one side of the graphene membrane to the other in mere seconds. The membrane's speed and selectivity are much better than that of conventional membranes, offering engineers a new and simpler mechanism for fuel cell design.
Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center, DOE/Energy Frontier Research Center, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
Graphene 'gateway' discovery opens possibilities for improved energy technologies
Graphene, a strong, lightweight carbon honeycombed structure, only one atom thick, holds great promise for energy research and development. Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center, led by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, revealed graphene can serve as a proton-selective permeable membrane, providing a new basis for streamlined and more efficient energy technologies such as improved fuel cells.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
'Additive manufacturing' could greatly improve diabetes management
Using a process similar to ink jet printing, engineers have created an improved type of glucose sensor for people with type 1 diabetes. It will be part of an 'artificial pancreas' system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable, and may find use by diabetic patients around the world.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Greg Herman
Oregon State University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Scientific Reports
Los Alamos offers new insights into radiation damage evolution
Two reports from Los Alamos National Laboratory this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports are helping crack the code of how certain materials respond in the highly damaging radiation environments within a nuclear reactor.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Physical Review Letters
Symmetry matters in graphene growth
Research led by Rice University detailed the subtle interplay between carbon and substrate atoms in the growth of graphene. The results may lead to finer control over the growth of graphene films for applications.
US Department of Energy, Institute of Basic Science/Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Spherical nucleic acids set stage for new paradigm in drug development
A Northwestern University-led research team led is the first to show spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune response toward a specific cell type, SNAs could be used to target anything from influenza to different forms of cancer. If used to suppress the immune response, SNAs could target autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
National Institutes of Health, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Scientific Reports
Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Contact: Kimani Toussaint
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Mathias Klaeui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors
Condensed matter physicist Mathias Kläui has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors for applications involving thousands of revolutions.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

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