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Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Science
UW researchers estimate poverty and wealth from cell phone metadata
University of Washington researchers have devised a way to estimate the distribution of wealth and poverty in an area by studying metadata from calls and texts made on cell phones. Such metadata contains information about the time, location and nature of the 'mobile phone events' but not their content.
National Science Foundation, The Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion, The Gates Foundation

Contact: Peter Kelley
kellep@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt
Researchers for the first time have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
National Science Foundation, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Contact: John Jaeger
jmjaeger@ufl.edu
352-846-1381
University of Florida

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature
Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How anxiety can kill your social status
Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social hierarchy in animals using a regular vitamin.
Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR-Synapsy, EPFL

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Nature
Missing link found between turbulence in collapsing star and hypernova, gamma-ray burst
Extremely bright supernovas, called hypernovae, have been linked to gamma-ray bursts, but theorists have struggled to explain how a collapsing massive star could produce a magnetic field a million billion times greater than that of the sun, which is necessary to blow off the outer portions of the star and accelerate charged particles to speeds needed to produce gamma rays. A new supercomputer simulation by UC Bereley and Caltech scientists shows how this happens
National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sherman Fairchild Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-915-3097
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Tiny octopods catalyze bright ideas
Researchers led by Rice University prove plasmonic nanoparticles can support catalysts without losing their beneficial optical properties. Such alloys could make industrial processes more efficient or enable sun-driven chemical reactions.
European Union, European Research Council, Royal Society, Trinity Hall Cambridge, University of Cambridge Gates Fellowship, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
PLOS ONE
Aspirin targets key protein in neurodegenerative diseases
The active ingredient in aspirin blocks an enzyme that triggers cell death in several neurodegenerative diseases. More potent forms of salicylic aspirin exist, which may provide treatments for these diseases.
National Science Foundation, US Public Health Service

Contact: Patricia Waldron
pjw85@cornell.edu
607-254-7476
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Public Release: 27-Nov-2015
Science Advances
Soil pulled from deep under Oregon's unglaciated Coast Range unveils frosty past climate
Lush greenery rich in Douglas fir and hemlock trees covers the Triangle Lake valley of the Oregon Coast Range. Today, however, geologists are more focused on sediment samples dating back 50,000 years and which show the region, not covered by glaciers in the last ice age, was frost-covered and endured erosion rates must higher than those seen today.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Science
Coming to a monitor near you: A defect-free, molecule-thick film
A research team led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab has found a simple way to fix defects in atomically thin monolayer semiconductors. The development could open doors to transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation Center for Energy Efficient Electronics and Science at UC Berkeley, Samsung, Center for Low Energy System Technology

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism
A collaborative six-university research team finds that the motion of a specific protein in a human cell regulates whether HIV will infect other cells. The finding may lead to promising new ways to thwart the virus that causes AIDS.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Peering into cell structures where neurodiseases emerge
In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Univeristy of Delaware-led research team reveals for the first time -- atom by atom -- the structure of CAP-Gly, a protein that binds to the latticework of microtubules in your cells. When mutations occur in CAP-Gly, neurological diseases and disorders occur, including Perry syndrome and distal spinal bulbar muscular dystrophy.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
University of Delaware

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Penn researchers discover why E. coli move faster in syrup-like fluids than in water
Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn't understand why. New findings could inform disease models and treatments, or even help design microscopic swimming robots.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
PLOS ONE
Osteoarthritis finding sheds new light on HA injection controversy
A discovery by Cornell University bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis that has divided the medical community over its effectiveness.
National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-3981
Cornell University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Nature
MECP2 duplication syndrome is reversible
Research led by Huda Zoghbi, M.D., at Baylor College of Medicine and HHMI and published today in the journal Nature reveals that the MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is reversible. Importantly the study paves the way for treating duplication patients with an antisense oligonucleotide strategy.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, National Institutes of Health, Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, Baylor Intellectual Disabilities Research Center

Contact: Monica Coenraads
monica@rsrt.org
203-445-0041
Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
PLOS ONE
Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs
Researchers have discovered a new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, that could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later use.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Adam Higgins
adam.higgins@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6245
Oregon State University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Nature
'Material universe' yields surprising new particle
An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. The discovery suggests a range of potential applications, from low-energy devices to efficient transistors.
Microsoft Research, Swiss National Science Foundation/National Competence Center in Research MARVEL, European Research Council/ERC Advanced Grant SIMCOFE, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative etc.

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
609-258-0541
Princeton University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Nano Letters
New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits.
National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Welch Foundation and 3M

Contact: Ashley Lindstrom
ashley.lindstrom@utexas.edu
512-232-7121
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
UTA engineer to build device to capture lost heat energy
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is co-leading a team that is seeking ways to harness heat energy lost from automobiles, buildings and other devices.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Rice wins $2.4 million to study many-antenna wireless
Rice University researchers have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct the most extensive experimental research yet of wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to send tightly focused beams of data to each user, even as they move.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Chemical design made easier
Rice University scientists have developed a metal-free process for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including drugs.
Rice University, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Robert A. Welch Foundation, Amgen

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Connector hubs' are the champions of brain coordination
Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball? A new University of California, Berkeley, study suggests the human brain's aptitude and versatility can be credited in large part to 'connector hubs,' which filter and route information.
National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Yasmin Anwar
yanwar@berkeley.edu
510-643-7944
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Engineering empathy: Faculty works to build empathy into engineering program
When Mark Hain decided to leave his job as an emergency medical technician to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia, he assumed he would immediately get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others -- and questioning whether certain projects should be built at all.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Schupska
schupska@uga.edu
706-542-6927
University of Georgia

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt, study indicates
Researchers for the first time have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over millions of years and discovered that glacial erosion can, under the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
National Science Foundation, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Contact: Alan Mix
mix@ceoas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-5212
Oregon State University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Next-generation infrared detectors win NSF funding
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Raytheon Vision Systems are getting closer to developing infrared detectors grown on silicon wafers for ground-based astronomy. Other application areas -- such as homeland security, remote sensing and biomedical imaging -- could also benefit from the technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Tandem solar cells are simply better
Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is 'harvested' in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently. Empa researchers have come up with a procedure that makes it possible to produce thin film tandem solar cells in which a thin perovskite layer is used. The processing of perovskite takes place at just 50 degrees Celsius and such a process is potentially applicable for low cost roll-to-roll production in future.
Swiss National Science Foundation, SNF-NanoTera and Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Competence Center for Energy and Mobility

Contact: Dr. Ayodhya N. Tiwari
Ayodhya.Tiwari@empa.ch
41-587-654-130
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

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