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Public Release: 8-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Electrical control of single atom magnets
The energy needed to change the magnetic orientation of a single atom -- which determines its magnetic stability and therefore its usefulness in a variety of future device applications -- can be modified by varying the atom's electrical coupling to nearby metals.

Contact: Clare Ryan
University College London

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots
Coal is a cost-effective source of abundant graphene quantum dots for photovoltaic, medical, electronic and sensing applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Study shows how water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.
Stanford University/Global Climate and Energy Project

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Welcome guests: Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity
Scientists from NIST and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks: the ability to conduct electricity. Conductive MOFs have the potential for use in a variety of applications including sensors for detecting gases and toxic substances.

Contact: Mark Esser
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Berkeley Lab researchers create a nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial
Berkeley Lab researchers have used a unique optical metamaterial with zero-index refraction to generate phase mismatch-free nonlinear light, an important step towards efficient light generation for future quantum networks and light sources.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NRL scientists demonstrate infrared light modulation with graphene
Since its discovery, graphene has generated considerable interest. Researchers at NRL investigate the possibility for new optical devices using graphene for communications, and image and signal processing.

Contact: Daniel Parry
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
'Soft' (and miniaturized) robots
The miniaturization of robots requires them to acquire the same "softness" and flexibility as biological tissues. This is the opinion of scientists like Antonio De Simone, from SISSA (the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste) and Marino Arroyo from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, who have just published a paper in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids: taking inspiration from unicellular water micro-organisms, they studied the locomotion mechanisms of "soft robots "

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Laser light at useful wavelengths from semiconductor nanowires
Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have demonstrated laser action in semiconductor nanowires that emit light at technologically useful wavelengths and operate at room temperature. They now have documented this breakthrough in the journal Nature Communications and, in Nano Letters, have disclosed further results showing enhanced optical and electronic performance.
German Research Foundation, European Union, CINECA, Generalitat Valenciana

Contact: Patrick Regan
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
MU researcher develops virtual wall which could stop the spread of oil and could help build invisible barrier for oil spills
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area, aiding researchers who are studying these complex molecules. This development will have future implications in the guided delivery of oil and effective blockage of oil spreading.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Turning waste into power with bacteria -- and loofahs
Loofahs, best known for their use in exfoliating skin to soft, radiant perfection, have emerged as a new potential tool to advance sustainability efforts on two fronts at the same time: energy and waste. The study describes the pairing of loofahs with bacteria to create a power-generating microbial fuel cell and appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
United Technologies plans $10 million investment for UConn systems engineering institute
The UConn School of Engineering, in partnership with United Technologies Corporation, has launched the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn, thanks to $10 million in planned investments from UTC. The $7.5 million contribution is one of the largest corporate gifts in UConn's history and represents a significant investment in educating the next generation of engineering leaders.

Contact: Colin Poitras
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Remembrances of things past
Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a way to introduce a shape memory effect in bismuth ferrite that is larger than any observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Thousands of new particles in workplaces despite large knowledge gap
In a growing number of industries, workers are often unknowingly exposed to nanoparticles (NPs). Could they have an impact on health? Denis Girard from the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre, who's research is being funded by Institut de recherche Robert-Sauve en sante et en securite du travail, will focus on the effects of NPs on human immune system cells (eosinophils) that play a key role in inflammation.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Contact: Stephanie Thibault

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Process holds promise for production of synthetic gasoline
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
ACS Nano
When aluminum outshines gold
Aluminum's plasmonic properties may make it far more valuable than gold and silver for certain applications. Rice University researchers provide experimental and theoretical proof of the metal's potential.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Army Research Lab

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Photonics
Amplifying our vision of the infinitely small
Richard Martel and his research team at the Department of Chemistry of the Université de Montréal have discovered a method to improve detection of the infinitely small. Their discovery is presented in the November 24 online edition of the journal Nature Photonics.

Contact: Julie Gazaille
University of Montreal

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Charles M. Lieber receives the first Nano Research Award
The first Nano Research Award will be given to Charles M. Lieber, one of the world's leading scientists in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The award, which is presented for the first time this year, is sponsored by Tsinghua University Press and Springer and is accompanied by US $10,000. Prof. Lieber has been invited to give a keynote speech at the 2014 Sino-US Nano Forum in Tianjin, China.

Contact: Renate Bayaz

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford engineers show how to optimize carbon nanotube arrays for use in hot spots
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics: strength, flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat.

Contact: Tom Abate
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Oregon researchers shed new light on solar water-splitting process
With the help of a new method, University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices.
US Department of Energy, DuPont Young Professor Program

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA -- both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from UC San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the Dec. 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Kane
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to collaborate with Chinese company to create Kubuqi Desert Research Institute
"BGU welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with Elion," says Professor Pedro Berliner, the director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. "The scientific and technological knowledge and expertise, which we have developed in the Blaustein Institutes, could be of great value to the Chinese in their efforts to combat desertification in Mongolia's desert. Our faculty is looking forward with excitement to collaborate in the establishment of the research institute in the Kubuqi desert."

Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Pills of the future: Nanoparticles
Researchers at MIT and BWH design drug-carrying nanoparticles that can be taken orally instead of being injected.
Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Award in Nanotherapeutics, NIH/National Cancer Institute Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology Award, and others

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Making a gem of a tiny crystal
Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now Northwestern University researchers are the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA, using the same structure favored by nature. The researchers developed a "recipe" for using nanomaterials as atoms, DNA as bonds and a little heat to form tiny crystals. The work builds on superlattice techniques developed at Northwestern during the last two decades. The method could lead to novel technologies and even enable new industries.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Scientists develop way to successfully give nanoparticle therapeutics orally
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the first to report in the field of nanomedicine a new type of nanoparticle that can be successfully absorbed through the digestive tract.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
BUSM/BMC receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop next generation condom
The department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Grand Challenges Explorations

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
Boston University Medical Center

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