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Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Cornell nanotech facility receives $8 million NSF grant
The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of the newly established National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. Cornell will receive $8 million from the federal agency over five years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Osgood
mmo59@cornell.edu
607-255-2059
Cornell University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
UW labs win $4.5 million NSF nanotechnology infrastructure grant
The University of Washington and Oregon State University have won a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology research in the Pacific Northwest and support a new network of user sites across the country.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
jlangst@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
US defense agencies increase investment in federal synthetic biology research
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center finds the Defense Department and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fund much of the US government's research in synthetic biology, with less than 1 percent of total federal funding going to risk research.

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Journal of Dentistry
Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay.

Contact: Luke Harrison
l.harrison.1@bham.ac.uk
University of Birmingham

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Nature
Targeted drug delivery with these nanoparticles can make medicines more effective
Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These nanoparticles are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body -- particularly injured blood vessels and organs infected by harmful bacteria. This targeted drug delivery greatly increased the therapeutic effects of drugs administered to diseased rats and mice.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
RIT is part of consortium awarded NNMI grant for flexible electronics development
Rochester Institute of Technology is part of a consortium recently awarded a federal grant to establish a research center for employing flexible electronics in manufacturing, contributing expertise in high performance print systems and functionality, engineering processes and materials development. RIT will be contributing to the work of four NNMI institutes, the others being additive manufacturing, photonics and digital manufacturing.
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
PLOS ONE
New way to repair nerves: Using exosomes to hijack cell-to-cell communication
Biomedical engineers report a new way to induce human mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into neuron-like cells: treating them with exosomes from rat-derived progenitor cells. In combination with synthetic nanoparticles now in development, researchers hope to make synthetic exosomes, inducing neuron growth without neural progenitor cells.

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Virginia Tech chemical engineers outline new approach to materials design
Virginia Tech chemical engineers have developed a new approach that will have a huge impact in future materials design. Their findings are reported in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Physics Review Letters
Doubt cast on recent study claiming to have unraveled the last mystery of electromagnetism
Scientists from ITMO University, Australian National University and Aalto University called into question the results of a study, published by the researchers from Cambridge University in Physical Review Letters. In the original study, the British scientists claimed that they managed to find the missing link in the electromagnetic theory. The findings, according to the scientists, could help decrease the size of antennas in electronic devices, promising a major breakthrough in the field of wireless communications.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs
Researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (Basque Country) in collaboration with colleagues at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Catalunya) have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials. They observed, for the first time, ultraslow pulse propagation and backward propagating waves in deep subwavelength-scale thick slabs of boron nitride -- a natural hyperbolic material for infrared light. This work has been funded by the EC Graphene Flagship and was recently reported in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers develop 'instruction manual' for futuristic metallic glass
UNSW Australia researchers have created an 'instruction manual' for developing metallic glass -- described as the most significant materials science innovation since plastic. Among the toughest materials in existence, these alloys become as malleable as chewing gum when heated, and can be molded like plastics or blown like glass. This knowledge could enable more affordable bulk manufacture of these alloys.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Myles Gough
myles.gough@unsw.edu.au
61-491-162-717
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
A small, inexpensive high frequency comb signal generator
Researchers from the Italian National Research Council and the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology in Italy have devised a novel, inexpensive way to turn low frequency signals into higher frequencies. The approach makes use of a Nobel Prize-winning device called a Josephson junction, which is currently used to make extremely sensitive voltmeters and detect minute changes in magnetic fields. The researchers describe their new application in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Building the electron superhighway
University of Vermont scientists have invented a new way to view and create what they are calling 'an electron superhighway' in an organic semiconductor. This approach promises to allow electrons to flow faster and farther -- aiding the hunt for flexible electronics, organic solar cells, and other low-cost alternatives to silicon.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Ioniqa Technologies acquires funding worth 2.5 million for full PET recycling
'Chemical technostarter Ioniqa Technologies has acquired 2.5 million euros' funding, Ioniqa and Chemelot Venturues announced last week. Ioniqa, an Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) spin-off, will be upscaling its invention that enables full and affordable recycling of colored PET. Colorless PET was already fully recyclable but most of world's PET production of 50 million tons is colored and a significant portion is consigned to the incinerator after use. Now a change is at hand.

Contact: Tonnis Hooghoudt
t.hooghoudt@ioniqa.com
31-681-462-963
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Leading heat & mass transfer scientist John Thome publishes Encyclopedia
Leading heat and mass transfer scientist John R Thome has published his latest twin-set 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I - Fundamentals and Methods' and 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II - Special Topics and Applications' with World Scientific.

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Nature Physics
First realization of an electric circuit with a magnetic insulator using spin waves
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and the FOM Foundation have found that it is possible to make an electric circuit with a magnetic insulator. This was first deemed impossible. The circuit is realized using spin waves: wave-like perturbations in the magnetic properties of a material. Their discovery is interesting for the development of novel, energy-efficient electronic devices, particularly integrated circuits.
FOM Foundation, NanoLab NL, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 11-Sep-2015
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Nano in food and agriculture: Regulations require collaboration to ensure safety
An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporated in existing legislation, whereas other countries count on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry. Collaboration among countries across the globe is required to share information and ensure protection for people and the environment, according to a JRC co-authored paper.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Chad Mirkin receives $400,000 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research
Northwestern University scientist Chad A. Mirkin, one of the world's leaders in nanotechnology research and its application, has been awarded the inaugural $400,000 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research from the National Academy of Sciences. A researcher whose work cuts across disciplines, Mirkin is being recognized for developing an entirely new kind of nucleic acid that is widely used in the rapid and automated diagnosis of infectious diseases and many other human diseases.

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
ACS Nano
Science provides new way to peer into pores
Rice University scientists combine techniques to create a new way to characterize the nanoscale spaces in porous materials. The technique should be of value to materials and biological sciences.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
Nature
How to spawn an 'exceptional ring'
New exotic states could lead to new kinds of optical sensors and devices.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Japanese paper art inspires new 3-D fabrication method
A cut or tear in a material is typically a sign of weakness. Now, Northwestern University and University of Illinois researchers have created complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures out of silicon and other materials using an assembly method that uses cuts to advantage. The technique can create closed-form 3-D shapes from 2-D material in an instant, like a pop-up children's book. The work borrows ideas from Kirigami, the ancient Japanese technique for forming paper structures by folding and cutting.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Artificial 'plants' could fuel the future
The developer of a new technology that turns sunlight into liquid fuel, along with two other leading nanoscientists, discuss the remarkable science behind it -- and how learning from nature's genius could transform our energy future.

Contact: Jim Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
805-278-7495
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits
A Northwestern University research team used newly developed, solution-based encapsulation layers to create air-stable, wafer-scale integrated circuits made from single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Nanoscale
Nano-dunes with the ion beam
Many semiconductor devices in modern technology are based on nanostructures. Producing arrays of regular nanostructures usually requires substantial effort. If they were self-organized, the production of such devices would be considerably faster and the costs would therefore sink. Dr. Stefan Facsko from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Dr. Xin Ou from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology have now demonstrated a method for self-organization of nanostructured arrays via broad ion beam irradiation.

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

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Advanced Materials
PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent solar cells
The Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12 percent.

Contact: Hailey Lai
hailey.lai@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-03853
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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