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Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Nature Physics
All together now: Group behavior in biomolecular systems
'Flocking' or 'swarming' behavior is omnipresent in the living world, observed in birds, fish, and even bacteria. Strikingly similar collective action can also be seen at the biomolecular level. New insights into how such action is coordinated are emerging from studies of a model system based on actin filaments. Experimental evidence proves the inadequacy of widely accepted explanations, according to two papers in the journals Nature Physics and PNAS.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation, and German Excellence Initiative

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-162-427-9876
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Nano Letters
Manchester team reveal new, stable 2-D materials
These 2-D crystals are capable of delivering designer materials with revolutionary new properties.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
The next leap forward in energy storage
Editors Nancy J. Dudney, William C. West, and Jagjit Nanda have brought together a highly diverse and accomplished group of expert theorists and experimentalists in the field of solid-state batteries. These 51 authors across a wide range of disciplines contributed 22 chapters encompassing three main aspects of the field: Enabling Technologies and Fundamental of Solid State Systems, Novel Solid Electrolyte Systems and Interfaces, and Devices and Three Dimensional Architectures.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
ACS Nano
Penn researchers use nanoscopic pores to investigate protein structure
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA's bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future
Advances in manufacturing technology for 'quantum dots' may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating. It could help the nation cut its lighting bill in half.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Herman
greg.herman@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2496
Oregon State University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Science of the Total Environment
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics -- the combination of nanoscale research and informatics.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Engineers identify how to keep surfaces dry underwater
Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Northwestern University engineers have examined a variety of surfaces that can do just that -- and they know why. The research team is the first to identify the ideal 'roughness' needed in a surface's texture to keep it dry for a long time when submerged in water. The valleys in the surface roughness typically need to be less than one micron in width. That's really small -- but these nanoscopic valleys have macroscopic impact.
Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Chemical Communications
How UEA research could help build computers from DNA
New research from the University of East Anglia could one day help build computers from DNA. Scientists have found a way to 'switch' the structure of DNA using copper salts and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) -- an agent commonly found in shampoo and other household products. The applications for this discovery include nanotechnology -- where DNA is used to make tiny machines, and in DNA-based computing -- where computers are built from DNA rather than silicon.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society, Novartis

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applications
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in creating arrangements of colloids -- tiny particles suspended in a solution -- and, importantly, they have managed to control their motion with high precision and speed. Thanks to this new technique developed by scientists at the University of Zurich, colloidal nanoparticles may play a role in digital technologies of the future. Nanoparticles can be rapidly displaced, require little energy and their small footprint offers large storage capacity.

Contact: Dr. Madhavi Krishnan
madhavi.krishnan@uzh.ch
41-446-344-465
University of Zurich

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Snake scales protect steel against friction
A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly gripping the ground. It generates friction at the points needed to move forwards only and prevents its scales from being worn off by too much friction. Researchers of KIT have found a way to transfer this feature to components of movable systems. In this way, durability of hip prostheses, computer hard disks or smartphones might be enhanced. Their results are published in the journal 'Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.'

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Archives of Toxicology
Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development, but experimental considerations and tighter regulations require alternatives to animal testing. Now Israeli and German scientists have partnered to create a liver-on-chip device mimicking human physiology, with liver organs less than a millimeter in diameter that survive for more than a month. By adding nano-based optoelectronic sensors, the group identified a new mechanism of acetaminophen (Tylenol) toxicity using this human-on-a-chip technology.
European Research Council, British Council BIRAX Regenerative Medicine Initiative, HeMibio/European Commission and Cosmetics Europe

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
ChemNanoMat
Danish breakthrough brings futuristic electronics a step nearer
First-year nanoscience students publish breakthrough in self-assembling molecular electronics.

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-23-60-11-40
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 16-Aug-2015
Science
Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism
Recent work by a team of scientists working in Singapore, The Netherlands, USA and Ireland, published on Aug. 14, 2015 in the prestigious journal, Science, has uncovered a new twist to the story of thin-film magnetism.

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Nanoscale
Recipe book for colloids
Researchers from Jülich have, together with colleagues from Austria, Italy, Colombia and the USA, developed a model system for so-called soft colloids. The model gives us a better understanding of correlations between the atomic structure of colloids and their perceptible material properties. These findings could lead to new approaches for the targeted development of innovative colloid materials. The results have just been published in the journal 'Nanoscale'.

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Advance in photodynamic therapy offers new approach to ovarian cancer
Researchers have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell elimination with no regrowth of tumors.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
503-346-4704
Oregon State University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Rice, Penn State open center for 2-D coatings
The National Science Foundation has funded a new center at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University to collaborate with industry on the development of novel, multifunctional two-dimensional coatings.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Science
Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene
The research team operating out of Pohang University of Science and Technology, affiliated with the Institute for Basic Science's Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems, reported a tunable band gap in BP, effectively modifying the semiconducting material into a unique state of matter with anisotropic dispersion. This research outcome potentially allows for great flexibility in the design and optimization of electronic and optoelectronic devices like solar panels and telecommunication lasers.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Sunny Kim
sunnykim@ibs.re.kr
82-428-788-135
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Discovery in growing graphene nanoribbons could enable faster, more efficient electronics
Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have struggled to fabricate the material into ultra-narrow strips, called nanoribbons, that could enable the use of graphene in high-performance semiconductor electronics. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have discovered a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.
DOE/Basic Energy Sciences program

Contact: Michael Arnold
michael.arnold@wisc.edu
608-262-3863
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award
SMU chemist Nicolay Tsarevsky's research into new polymer-building processes is boosted by NSF CAREER Award expected to total $650,000.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kenny Ryan
khryan@smu.edu
214-768-7641
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Nano Letters
Rice U. discovery may boost memory technology
Scientists at Rice University have created a solid-state memory technology that allows for high-density storage with a minimum of errors.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Scientific Reports
Camera for the nano-cosmos
To gain even deeper insights into the smallest of worlds, the thresholds of microscopy must be expanded further. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the TU Dresden have succeeded in combining two established measurement techniques for the first time: near-field optical microscopy and ultra-fast spectroscopy. Computer-assisted technology developed especially for this purpose combines the advantages of both methods and suppresses unwanted noise. This makes highly precise filming of dynamic processes at the nanometer scale possible.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Super-small needle technology for the brain
A research team at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a methodology for brain penetration using sub-5 μm diameter flexible needles. This should further reduce invasiveness and provide tissue penetrations hardly broken than conventional approaches.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Copper clusters capture and convert carbon dioxide to make fuel
The chemical reactions that make methanol from carbon dioxide rely on a catalyst to speed up the conversion, and Argonne scientists identified a new material that could fill this role. With its unique structure, this catalyst can capture and convert carbon dioxide in a way that ultimately saves energy.
DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Louise Lerner
media@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Applied Physics Letters
New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area. Their method, which combines QD and photonic crystal technology, could lead to brighter and more efficient mobile phone, tablet, and computer displays, as well as enhanced LED lighting.
Dow Chemical Company

Contact: Brian Cunningham
bcunning@illinois.edu
217-265-6291
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Nanoscale
Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale
Nanoparticles with armor improve energy harvests from fuel cells.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

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