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Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
DNA nanotechnology opens new path to super-high-resolution molecular imaging
A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has been awarded a special $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an inexpensive and easy-to-use new microscopy method that uses blinking DNA probes to spot many tiny components of cells simultaneously. The method could potentially lead to new ways of diagnosing disease and new insights into how the cell's components carry out their work.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
Nanoscale
Great potential for faster diagnoses with new method
The more accurately we can diagnose a disease, the greater the chance that the patient will survive. That is why many researchers are working to improve the quality of the diagnostic process. Researchers at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen have discovered a method that will make the process faster, cheaper and more accurate. This is possible, because they are combining advanced tools used in physics for research in biology at nanoscale, two scientific disciplines usually very distant from each other.

Contact: Karen Martinez
martinez@nano.ku.dk
45-30-30-04-75
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute
The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nanoscale, with the potential for discovering new ways of generating energy for human use. The researchers seek to understand how solar, heat and vibrational energy are captured and converted into useful work by plants and animals or novel materials.
Kavli, Philomathia, Heising-Simons

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 3-Oct-2013
Science
NIST physicists 'entangle' microscopic drum's beat with electrical signals
Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have "entangled" -- linked the properties of -- a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Moore Foundation

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 2-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
New method allows quantitative nanoscopic imaging through silicon
A team of scientists from The University of Texas at Arlington and MIT has figured out how to quantitatively observe cellular processes taking place on so-called "lab on a chip" devices in a silicon environment. The new technology, which is published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports, will be useful in drug development as well as disease diagnosis, researchers say.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Oct-2013
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Solar power's future brawl
A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires.

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Carbon
'Waviness' explains why carbon nanotube forests have low stiffness
A new study has found that "waviness" in forests of carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more useful as thermal interface material for conducting heat away from future high-powered integrated circuits.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment
A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood -- and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis.

Contact: Kate McAlpine
kmca@umich.edu
734-763-4386
University of Michigan

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing
Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion. Or consider a soldier's uniform that could alter its camouflage or more effectively protect against poison gas or shrapnel upon contact.
US Army Research Office

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Improving lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale research
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire's germanium core.
US Department of Energy, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Contact: Daniel Kane
dbkane@ucsd.edu
858-534-3262
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
UW engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices. The findings were published online Sept. 29 in Nature Nanotechnology.

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Optics Express
The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY
The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists from Göttingen generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres -- this is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair. This fine beam of X-ray light allows focusing on smallest details. The research groups of Professor Tim Salditt and of Professor Hans-Ulrich Krebs of University of Göttingen published their work in the research journal Optics Express.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 29-Sep-2013
Nature Chemistry
Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LED
One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light-emitting diode, or LED. University of Utah physicists believe they have solved the problem by creating a new organic molecule that is shaped like rotelle -- wagon-wheel pasta -- rather than spaghetti.
Volkswagen Foundation, German Chemical Industry Fund, David & Lucille Packard Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah

Public Release: 27-Sep-2013
Nature
Researchers demonstrate 'accelerator on a chip'
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Andy Freeberg
afreeberg@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-4359
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared spectrum. The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale substances, so the arrays could enhance the detection of small volumes of materials.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Carbon
Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.

Contact: Dusan Losic
dusan.losic@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-134-648
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Carbon
With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors. Flexible pressure and temperature sensors could be built into electronic skin. All these devices can be made with carbon nanotubes, sprayed like ink onto flexible plastic sheets or other substrates.
German Research Foundation, Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Arts

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-016-242-79876
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
New multifunctional topological insulator material with combined superconductivity
By employing state-of-art materials design methods, Dr. Binghai Yan and his collaborators from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids and Mainz University have recently predicted that the oxide compound BaBiO3 combines two required properties, i.e., topological insulator and superconductivity. This material has been known as a high-temperature superconductor of Tc of nearly 30 Kelvin with p-type doping. Now it has been discovered to be also a topological insulator with n-type doping.

Contact: Dr. Claudia Felser
susanne.zuecker@cpfs.mpg.de
49-351-464-63001
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver vaccines to lungs
Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nature
A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology
Silicon chips could soon hit physical limits preventing them from getting smaller and faster. Carbon nanotube technology has been seen as a potential successor. But so far no one's been able to put all the pieces together. Stanford's CNT computer is therefore an important proof of principle. And while this is a bare-bones device, the processes used to create the world's first CNT computer are designed to scale.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
Physics of Plasmas
Fusion, anyone?
The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas.

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Frontiers in Optics 2013
Spinning CDs to clean sewage water
Audio CDs, all the rage in the '90s, seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods, leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk collections. While you could turn your old disks into a work of avant-garde art, researchers in Taiwan have come up with a more practical application: breaking down sewage.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
lmeyer@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
UCSB researchers make headway in quantum information transfer via nanomechanical coupling
Fiber optics has made communication faster than ever, but the next step involves a quantum leap –– literally. In order to improve the security of the transfer of information, scientists are working on how to translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states in a way that would enable ultrafast, quantum-encrypted communications.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford scientists publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors
We could find many uses for bendable electronics, such as e-readers that folded like newspapers or smart phones that curved in our back pockets. Polymer semiconductors could get us there. But their electrical properties are not well understood. In some novel work Stanford scientists explain how the structure of polymers affects their electrical properties with an eye toward improving their performance as electronic components.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Biomaterials
Putting the spring back in broken hearts
For years, scientists have been trying to engineer cardiac tissue to patch up areas of the heart damaged by heart attacks. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have fabricated fibers shaped like springs that allow engineered cardiac tissue to pump more like the real thing. They say that, once tested in clinical trials, the use of these fibers will improve and prolong the lives of millions of people.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

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