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Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
Physics in 3-D? That's nothing. Try 0-D
Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Robinette
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells
New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: M.B. Reilly
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Fore!' heads up, wide use of more flexible metallic glass coming your way
Tweaking the shearing characteristics of materials such as glass has important applications well beyond the sporting worldof glass-faced golf clubs, it's a matter of broader impact, aiding such fields as space science, electrical transformers, cell phone cases, and yes, golf clubs, because their mechanical and magnetic properties are highly adjustable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Nature Chemistry
Every step you take
The first direct, temporally resolved observations of intermediate steps in water oxidation using cobalt oxide, an Earth-abundant solid catalyst, revealed kinetic bottlenecks whose elimination would help boost the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis systems.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new renewable energy source?
Physicists at Harvard SEAS envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space. Thanks to recent technological advances, the researchers say, Earth's warmth could soon be transformed into direct-current power, taking advantage of a vast and untapped energy source. Their analysis of the thermodynamics, practical concerns, and technological requirements will be published this week in PNAS.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Contact: Caroline Perry
Harvard University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
Tackling the tiniest technology to make gadgets smaller, faster and more efficient
Exciting plasmons: It could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Relativity shakes a magnet
The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals.

Contact: Dr. Jairo Sinova
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Chemistry
Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost production of clean methanol
An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation. Scientists from Stanford, SLAC and the Technical University of Denmark combined theory and experimentation to identify a new nickel-gallium catalyst that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into methanol with fewer side-products than the conventional catalyst.
Department of Energy, Danish National Research Foundation, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Detecting levels of antibiotics in blood paves the way to individualized treatment
A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine.

Contact: Dominique Fourniol
University College London

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Optical nano-tweezers take over the control of nano-objects
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences have invented nano-optical tweezers capable of trapping and moving an individual nano-object in three dimensions using only the force of light.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Let there be tissue-penetrating light: Scientists develop new nanoscale method to fight cancer
Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative technique that can carry chemotherapy safely and release it inside cancer cells when triggered by two-photon laser in the infrared red wave length.

Contact: Shaun Mason
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Waterloo physicists solve 20-year-old debate surrounding glassy surfaces
University of Waterloo physicists have succeeded in measuring how the surfaces of glassy materials flow like a liquid, even when they should be solid. A series of simple and elegant experiments were the solution to a problem that has been plaguing condensed matter physicists for the past 20 years.

Contact: Nick Manning
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
A molecular ballet under the X-ray laser
An international team of researchers has used the world's most powerful X-ray laser to take snapshots of free molecules. The research team headed by Professor Jochen Küpper of the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science choreographed a kind of molecular ballet in the X-ray beam. With this work, the researchers have cleared important hurdles on the way to X-ray images of individual molecules, as they explain in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Advantages emerge in using nanostructured material when forging mechanical components
In his Ph.D. thesis, the Industrial Engineer Daniel Salcedo-Perez has studied the process to forge mechanical components using nanostructured material. Specifically, he has been able to produce matrices to forge a set of mechanical parts like cogs and gears. 'These functional nanostructured components have been produced free of faults, and this is something that had not been done previously,' he pointed out.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Federico Rosei elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Professor Federico Rosei, director of the INRS Energie Materiaux Telecommunications research center, has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC). This international organization brings together eminent researchers and engineers wishing to work together to promote science and technology and contribute to social and economic development. Professor Rosei is recognized around the world for his research in the field of nanomaterials. He is the first INRS researcher to become a member of EURASC.

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
450-687-5010 x8865

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Big step for next-generation fuel cells and electrolyzers
Researchers at Berkeley and Argonne National Labs have discovered a highly promising new class of nanocatalysts for fuel cells and water-alkali electrolyzers that are an order of magnitude higher in activity than the target set by DOE for 2017.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver
Endocrine disruptors are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that nano-silver can penetrate our cells and cause damage.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Finding a few foes among billions of cellular friends
Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a handful of lurking tumor cells, which can be outnumbered a billion to one in the bloodstream by healthy cells.

Contact: Steven Powell
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Advanced Materials
A cavity that you want
An international research team is developing an optical 'nanocavity' that boosts the amount of light that ultrathin semiconductors absorb. The advancement could lead to: more powerful photovoltaic cells; faster video cameras; and it could be useful for splitting water using energy from light, which could aid in the development of hydrogen fuel.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
MIT researchers make a water filter from the sapwood in tree branches
MIT group shows xylem tissue in sapwood can filter bacteria from contaminated water.
James H. Ferry Jr. Fund for Innovation in Research Education

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Scientific Reports
Superabsorbing design may lower manufacturing cost of thin film solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a 'superabsorbing' design that may significantly improve the light absorption efficiency of thin film solar cells and drive down manufacturing costs.

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nature Photonics
New approach to chip design could yield light speed computing
Northeastern University researchers are the first to create a device that integrates both optical and electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations that could inform 'light speed' computing.

Contact: Kara Shemin
Northeastern University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Technique to create holes in graphene could improve water filters, desalination
A new technique developed at MIT produces highly selective filter materials that could lead to more efficient desalination.
Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, US Department of Energy

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Magnetic medicine
Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The experiments represent a significant step toward using nanoparticles and magnetism to treat a variety of conditions, the researchers say.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Now in 3-D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed could help scientists learn more about how to deliver drugs via nanoparticles -- which are about the same size as viruses -- as well as how to prevent viral infection from occurring.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
Princeton University

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