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Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Allen Institute for Brain Science partners with imec for development of next-generation tools
The Allen Institute in partnership with imec, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and University College London, have committed $5.5 million in R&D for the revolutionary neuroscience research tools including the proposed sensor array.

Contact: Steven Cooper
press@alleninstitute.org
646-358-2765
Edelman Public Relations

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
CasaClima International Energy Forum
UC's SmartLight more than a bright idea, it's a revolution in interior lighting ready to shine
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers.

Contact: Tom Robinette
tom.robinette@uc.edu
513-556-1825
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Lawrence Livermore researchers unveil carbon nanotube jungles to better detect molecules
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Nature
Perfect faults: A self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications
NIST researchers have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. These new multilayered crystalline sandwiches might enable a whole new class of compact, high-performance, high-efficiency components for devices such as cellular phones.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
'Smart foam' takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact
Combining nanotechnology with foam, BYU student Jake Merrell has created a smart-foam that can be placed inside a football helmet to measure the impact of each hit. When compressed, the self-powered foam generates electrical signals that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or computer in the hands of a coach or trainer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
AVS announces its major award winners of 2013
The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2013. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS.

Contact: Della Miller
della@avs.org
530-896-0477
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
Journal of Infectious Diseases
New discovery could dramatically reduce leishmaniasis treatment doses and side effects
An international team of scientists, with the participation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, have developed a compound to treat leishmaniasis in humans using today's most commonly prescribed drug, but with an 83 percent increase in its effectiveness. The complex compound, a combination of the drug and nanoparticles which transport it to the infected cells, has been successfully tested with animal models of the disease. The research has been published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Contact: Jordi Alberola
jordi.alberola@uab.cat
34-935-811-532
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
NJIT professor invents a flexible battery
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Nature Physics
Diamond imperfections pave the way to technology gold
Using ultrafast 2-D electronic spectroscopy, Berkeley Lab researchers have recorded unprecedented observations of energy moving through the atom-sized diamond impurities known as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. Their results provide information on NV centers that is important for such highly promising advanced technologies as supersensitive detections of magnetic fields and quantum computing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
Neurophotonics
Neurophotonics journal will launch in 2014
The peer-reviewed journal "Neurophotonics" will be launched in 2014 by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, with all articles freely available during the first year. Under editor-in-chief David Boas of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the journal will focus on novel optical technologies for imaging and manipulation of brain structure and function.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-201-1116
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
NPL leads research project to help deliver 10x faster computer processing speeds
The Nanostrain project will support the development of cheaper, more reliable and energy efficient technologies delivering 10 fold increases in chip processor speed to 30 GHz, faster internet connections and huge energy savings worldwide.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Alex Cloney
alex.cloney@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01872
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year
Research from MIT shows carbon nanotubes that detect nitric oxide can be implanted under the skin for more than a year.
Sanofi-Aventis, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, BYI Award, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
York researchers discover important mechanism behind nanoparticle reactivity
An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment. Crucially, the research led by the University of York, shows that oxidation of metals -- the process that describes, for example, how iron reacts with oxygen, in the presence of water, to form rust -- proceeds much more rapidly in nanoparticles than at the macroscopic scale.
Max-Kade Foundation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, World Universities Network

Contact: Caron Lett
pressoffice@york.ac.uk
44-190-432-2029
University of York

Public Release: 1-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
Synaptic transistor learns while it computes
Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
Defective nanotubes turned into light emitters
Scientists are usually after defect-free nano-structures. Yet in this case the UPV/EHU researcher Angel Rubio and his collaborators have put the structural defects in boron nitride nanotubes to maximum use. The outcome of his research is a new light-emitting source that can easily be incorporated into current microelectronics technology. The research has also resulted in a patent.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
CWRU researchers aim nanotechnology at micrometastases
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received two grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to build nanoparticles that seek and destroy metastases too small to be detected with current technologies. They are targeting aggressive cancers that persist through traditional chemotherapy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ohio Cancer Research Associates

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Science
Making electrical contact along 1-D edge of 2-D materials
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at the City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published today in the journal Science that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ellis Simon
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-6460
City College of New York

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Science
New techniques produce cleanest graphene yet
Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate for the first time that it's possible to electrically contact an atomically thin 2D material only along its 1D edge. With this new contact architecture, they've developed a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at the interfaces, and, using graphene as the model 2D material, show that these two methods in combination result in the cleanest graphene yet realized. The study is published in Science on November 1.
Department of Defense, and others

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Mainz University receives approval for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Physics
In response to an application submitted by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), theoretical physicist Professor Jairo Sinova from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA has been selected for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, one of the most eminent and highest endowed research posts in Germany. Academics working in theoretical fields receive funding of up to EUR 3.5 million for up to five years.

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
The world's most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser
Terahertz radiation has many applications -- but high intensity terahertz radiation sources are hard to build. A team of researchers at TU Vienna has now managed to create a new kind of quantum cascade laser with an output of one watt of terahertz radiation, breaking the previous world record of about 0.25 watts.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
0043-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Incurable brain cancer gene is silenced
Glioblastoma multiforme, the brain cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy, is aggressive and incurable. Northwestern University researchers are the first to demonstrate delivery of a drug that turns off a critical gene in this complex cancer, increasing survival rates significantly in animals with the disease. The therapeutic, based on nanotechnology, is nimble enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and get to the brain tumor. Once there, it flips the switch of the oncogene to "off," silencing the gene.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
NREL researcher honored with Hispanic STEM award
A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, has honored a scientist at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
US Deptartment of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Journal of Structural Biology
Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation
An international team of scientists, led by physicists from the University of York, has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Caron Lett
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source
A plasma-containing crystal, tunable by varying a voltage, could increase the bandwidth of high-speed communication networks and generally enhance high-speed electronics.
US Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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