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Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Tracking agricultural water use on a smartphone
This fall scientists at the University of Nebraska, with partners at Google, Inc. and the University of Idaho, introduced the latest evolution of METRIC technology -- an application called EEFLUX, which will allow anyone in the world to produce field-scale maps of water consumption.
NASA, University of Nebraska, Google, Inc., University of Idaho

Contact: Ali Ogden
alison.s.ogden@nasa.gov
301-286-0535
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
Carbon
New research could revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide. This two-dimensional nanomaterial has the potential to revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells and biomedical instruments.

Contact: Jeffrey Mativetsky
jmativet@binghamton.edu
607-777-4352
Binghamton University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
SC15
Nanoelectronics researchers employ Titan for an electrifying simulation speedup
A team led by ETH Zurich's Mathieu Luisier used the Titan supercomputer to improve size and speed of nanoelectronics models.
US Department of Energy, ETH Zurich, CSCS

Contact: Eric Gedenk
gedenked@ornl.gov
865-241-5497
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Oct-2015
CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has received a five-year, $2.82 million National Institutes of Health grant to make chain-like nanoparticles that can carry drugs across the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma multiforme. The nanochains will carry traditional chemotherapy and glioblastoma stem cell inhibitors to destroy the tumor and eliminate cancer cells that are resistant.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
One direction: Researchers grow nanocircuitry with semiconducting graphene nanoribbons
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison are the first to grow self-directed graphene nanoribbons on the surface of the semiconducting material germanium. This allows the semiconducting industry to tailor specific paths for nanocircuitry in their technologies. Confirmation of the findings was done at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.
U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, University of Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Justin H. S. Breaux
jbreaux@anl.gov
630-252-5823
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
MSS Alliance launched to set de facto standard for odor-sensing systems
Six organizations including NIMS, Kyocera, Osaka University, NEC, Sumitomo Seika and NanoWorld jointly launched the MSS Alliance on Sept. 25, 2015, with the purpose of establishing a de facto standard for odor analysis and sensor systems employing an ultra-small sensor element called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS). This initiative is intended to accelerate practical use and popularization of such systems.

Contact: Saori Obayashi
saori_obayashi@mail.osaka-u.ac.jp
81-661-055-886
Osaka University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
Nature Physics
Chalmers researchers extend the lifetime of atoms using a mirror
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in an experiment where they get an artificial atom to survive ten times longer than normal by positioning the atom in front of a mirror. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics.
Swedish Research Council, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Just a touch of skyrmions
In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have found a way to manipulate skyrmions -- tiny nanometer-sized magnetic vortices found at the surface of magnetic materials -- using mechanical energy.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson
jens.wilkinson@riken.jp
81-484-621-225
RIKEN

Public Release: 12-Oct-2015
'Window to the brain' research to ramp up
A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside and three Mexican universities have received about $5 million in funding to support research to continue development of a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a 'window to the brain.'
National Science Foundation, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 12-Oct-2015
ACS Central Science
New Oregon approach for 'nanohoops' could energize future devices
When the University of Oregon's Ramesh Jasti began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes for use in electronics or optical devices. Now he believes his technique might roll solo. In a new paper, his team shows that his cycloparaphenylenes can be made using a variety of atoms, not just those from carbon.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Sloan Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
Nano Letters
Controllable protein gates deliver on-demand permeability in artificial nanovesicles
Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH values, triggering a reaction and releasing active agents at the desired location. This is demonstrated in a study published in the journal Nano Letters.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
yannik.sprecher@unibas.ch
41-612-672-424
University of Basel

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Scientists pave way for diamonds to trace early cancers
Physicists from the University of Sydney, Australia, have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumours before they become life threatening. Their findings, published today in Nature Communications, reveal how a nanoscale, synthetic version of the precious gem can light up early-stage cancers in non-toxic, non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Scheme

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-432-352-132
University of Sydney

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
Light: Science and Applications
Using optical fiber to generate a two-micron laser
Lasers with a wavelength of two microns could move the boundaries of surgery and molecule detection. Researchers at EPFL have managed to generate such lasers using a simple and inexpensive method.

Contact: Camille Bres
camille.bres@epfl.ch
41-216-937-866
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
Science Advances
Chance effect of lab's fluorescent lights leads to discovery
An accidental discovery of a 'quantum Etch-a-Sketch' may lead to the next generation of advanced computers and quantum microchips. The lab's fluorescent lights generated surprising effects with potentially important impacts -- a new way of using beams of light to draw and erase quantum-mechanical circuits.
US Office of Naval Research, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Science
Faster design -- better catalysts
While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic reactions. Therefore, catalyst design plays a key role in improving these processes. An international team of scientists has now developed a concept, that elegantly correlates geometric and adsorption properties. They validated their approach by designing a new platinum-based catalyst for fuel cell applications.
European Union, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, German Research Council, Helmholtz Energy Alliance

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Frontiers in Neuroscience
Breakthrough for electrode implants in the brain
For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time -- without causing brain tissue damage. They are now one big step closer to reaching this goal, and the results are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Contact: Jens Schouenborg
jens.schouenborg@med.lu.se
46-462-227-752
Lund University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Room temperature magnetic skyrmions, a new type of digital memory?
An exotic, swirling object with the sci-fi name of a 'magnetic skyrmion' could be the future of nanoelectronics and memory storage. Physicists at UC Davis and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have now succeeded in making magnetic skyrmions, formerly found at temperatures close to absolute zero, at room temperature.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
NIST, UC Davis scientists float new approach to creating computer memory
A research team has created the exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects called skyrmions under ambient room conditions for the first time. The achievement brings skyrmions a step closer to use in real-world data storage as well as other novel magnetic and electronic technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chad Boutin
boutin@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Energy researchers discover new structure for bimetallic catalysts
Dion Vlachos, who directs the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation at the University of Delaware, uses computational techniques to predict how nanoscale materials will behave and recently made a surprising discovery about the structure of bimetallic catalysts. An imperfect surface may produce a better catalyst.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
End to contaminated drinking water
As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then cultured and analysed in the laboratory. Only after several days does it become clear whether the water is contaminated and which bacterium is the offender.

Contact: Erik Gustav Skands
ges@sbtaqua.com
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Journal of Biomedical Optics
New microscopy technology augments surgeon's view for greater accuracy
Researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson have developed a prototype of a new microscope technology that could help surgeons work with a greater degree of accuracy in diagnosing cancer or performing brain surgery or other procedures. The new technology, call augmented microscopy, is reported today in the Journal of Biomedical Optics, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Angewandte Chemie
Detecting HIV diagnostic antibodies with DNA nanomachines
An international team of researchers have designed and synthesized a nanometer-scale DNA 'machine' whose customized modifications enable it to recognize a specific target antibody.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institutes of Health, European Resarch Council, Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Double the (quantum) fun
A group of researchers in Japan is exploring the behavior of a certain type of SET (single-electron transistor) made from two quantum dots, which are bits of material so small they start to exhibit quantum properties. The group has produced a detailed analysis of the electrical characteristics of the so-called double-quantum-dot SETs, which could help researchers design better devices to manipulate single electrons. They report their findings in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Department of Defense awards nearly $6 million grant to further bone fracture repair research
A collaborative research team led by scientists at Houston Methodist is one step closer to developing technologies that could help mend broken bones faster. The Department of Defense awarded close to $6 million to the Houston Methodist Research Institute for an initiative aimed at studying two new materials to repair complex fractures in long bones.
Department of Defense Medical Research and Development Program, Combat Casualty Care

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Professor Nanfang Yu wins DARPA Young Faculty Award for optoelectronics research
Columbia Engineering applied physics professor Nanfang Yu has won the prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award, which will support his work on metasurface-based flat optical modulators, using strong interactions between light and 2-D-structured materials to control light at will. Yu hopes to demonstrate spatial light modulators -- high-speed and lightweight optoelectronic devices -- that are crucial for light detection and ranging, technology useful for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, navigation, and surveillance.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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