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Public Release: 16-Jan-2014
Nanotechnology
Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up
A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a new study published today.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 15-Jan-2014
Nature Chemistry
2-proton bit controlled by a single copper atom
Just a single foreign atom located in the vicinity of a molecule can change spatial arrangement of its atoms. In a spectacular experiment, an international team of researchers was able to change persistently positions of the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in a porphycene molecule by approaching a single copper atom to the molecule.

Contact: Jacek Waluk
jwaluk@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 15-Jan-2014
Europhysics Letters
A deeper look at interfaces
A technique developed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source makes it possible for the first time to selectively study the electronic structure of buried interfaces in multilayer nanodevices. The technique is called Standing Wave Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 15-Jan-2014
Thin Solid Films
Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating
Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, NIST researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, carbon-nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in furniture and other soft furnishings.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Jan-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Heart attack damage slashed with microparticle therapy
After a heart attack, much of the damage to the heart muscle is caused by inflammatory cells that rush to the scene. But that damage is slashed in half when microparticles are injected into the bloodstream within 24 hours of the attack, reports new research. The heart lesion was reduced by 50 percent and the heart could pump significantly more blood as a result of the microparticles. The new therapy has the potential to transform the way heart attacks are treated.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UNC researchers harness sun's energy during day for use at night
Tom Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has overcome one of the greatest challenges in solar energy: storing the energy from the sun to use at night.
Department of Energy

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 14-Jan-2014
Nanoscale
Molecular nano-spies to make light work of disease detection
A world of cloak-and-dagger pharmaceuticals has come a step closer with the development of stealth compounds programmed to spring into action when they receive the signal. Researchers at the University of Nottingham's School of Pharmacy have designed and tested large molecular complexes that will reveal their true identity only when they've reached their intended target, like disguised saboteurs working deep behind enemy lines.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 13-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Weighing particles at the attogram scale
New device from MIT can measure masses as small as one millionth of a trillionth of a gram, in solution.
US Army Research Office, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 13-Jan-2014
No nano-dust danger from facade paint
After 42 months the EU research project NanoHouse has ended, and the verdict is a cautious "all clear" -- nanoparticles in the paint used on building facades do not represent a particular health risk. In the course of a "Technology Briefing," Empa researchers discussed these results with specialists from the construction industry.

Contact: Rainer Klose
rainer.klose@empa.ch
41-587-654-733
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 13-Jan-2014
Developing methods for building precise nanostructures
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 NSF grant to test new methods of synthesizing nanostructures, using a plant virus as a template.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jan-2014
Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones
A UT Arlington research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Jan-2014
Angewandte Chemie
The cyborgs era has started
Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled "The Chemistry of Cyborgs -- Interfacing Technical Devices with Organisms," KIT scientists discuss the state of the art of research, opportunities, and risks. The review is published now by the renowned journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 10-Jan-2014
Biomaterials
KIT researchers develop artificial bone marrow
Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells. A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and Tübingen University. The porous structure possesses essential properties of natural bone marrow and can be used for the reproduction of stem cells at the laboratory. This might facilitate the treatment of leukemia in a few years.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 9-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
Battery development may extend range of electric cars
Electric cars could travel farther on a single charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can last longer. PNNL has developed a novel anode that could quadruple the lifespan of these promising batteries.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jan-2014
Technology and Innovation
National Academy of Inventors 2013 Conference showcased global innovation
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors is devoted to presentations from the Second Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors hosted by the University of South Florida, last Feb. 21-23, 2013. Nine papers selected from this year's conference are included in this special issue.

Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 9-Jan-2014
Science
Penn research helps lay out theory for metamaterials that act as an analog computer
A new study shows that metamaterials can be designed to do "photonic calculus" as a light wave goes through them. A light wave, when described in terms of space and time, has a profile that can be thought of as a curve on a Cartesian plane. This theoretical material can perform a specific mathematical operation on that wave's profile, such as finding its derivative, as the light wave passes through the material.
US Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2014
Columbia Engineering wins $3 million ARPA-E grant to raise efficiency, lower cost of power grid
A team led by Ken Shepard has won a $3 million ARPA-E grant for research targeted at developing next-generation power conversion devices that could dramatically transform how power is controlled and converted throughout the grid. Shepard is working with colleagues at MIT, IBM, and Veeco Instruments to develop a new method to fabricate vertical gallium nitride devices in a low-cost matter compatible with traditional silicon semiconductor manufacturing.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2014
Cancer Prevention Research
Nano-capsules show potential for more potent chemoprevention
Researchers using nano-capsules made of a water-soluble polymer to deliver the naturally occurring antioxidant, luteolin, were able to inhibit growth of lung cancer and head and neck cancer cells in mice.

Contact: Judy Fortin
judy.fortin@emory.edu
404-778-4580
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Jan-2014
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles
University of Washington engineers hope a new type of vaccine they have shown to work in mice will one day make it cheaper and easy to manufacture on-demand vaccines for humans. Immunizations could be administered within minutes where and when a disease is breaking out.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 7-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
New holographic process uses image-stabilized X-ray camera
A team headed by Stefan Eisebitt has developed a new X-ray holography method that will enable snap-shots of dynamic processes at highest spatial resolution.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Eisebitt
eisebitt@physik.tu-berlin.de
49-303-142-2258
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
Review of Scientific Instruments
RAMBO a small but powerful magnet
Rice pioneers a tabletop magnetic pulse generator that allows researchers to collect real-time, high-resolution data in a system that couples high magnetic fields and low temperature with direct optical access to the magnet's core.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
New technique targets specific areas of cancer cells with different drugs
Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective.

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
Nature Methods
Establishing guides for molecular counting using fluorescent proteins
The study recently published in Nature Methods has been able to determine the photoactivation efficiency of fluorescent proteins, an important parameter that has so far been difficult to measure at the single molecule level.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
Physical Review Letters
Researchers find that computer components can be damaged by key manufacturing processes
Manufacturers of increasingly minute computer chips, transistors and other products will have to take special note of research findings at the University of Huddersfield. The implications are that a key process used to transform the properties of nanoscale materials can cause much greater damage than previously realized.

Contact: Megan Beech
m.beech@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-053
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 26-Dec-2013
Nano Letters
Batteries as they are meant to be seen
Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries.
Department of Energy

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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