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Public Release: 22-Aug-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range of wearable devices.

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@eng.ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
Spaser can detect, kill circulating tumor cells to prevent cancer metastases, study finds
A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells in the blood stream and then killing these cells, according to a new research study.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Physical Review Letters
Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition
Nagoya University researchers probe a mysterious phase transition in an organic molecular conductor using synchrotron X-ray radiation.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Koomi Sung
press@aip.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Nagoya University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
'Electronic skin' takes wearable health monitors to the next level
Korean researchers developed a new, electronic skin which can track heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data. The electronic skins offers several improvements over existing trackers, including greater flexibility, portability, and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch.

Contact: Jieun Choi
racheljchoi@dgist.ac.kr
82-537-851-161
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
Scientific Reports
Into the wild for plant genetics
A new paper by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reveals the opportunities for portable, real-time DNA sequencing in plant identification and naming. Using a handheld DNA sequencing device they conducted the first genomic plant sequencing in the field at a fraction of the speed of traditional methods, offering exciting possibilities to conservationists and scientists the world over.
Pilot Study Grant to JDP, Howard Lloyd Davies legacy grant to ASTP, Calleva Foundation Phylogenomic Research Programme, Sackler Trust

Contact: Ciara O'Sullivan
c.osullivan@kew.org
44-208-332-5605
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017
American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting & Exposition
Clay-based antimicrobial packaging keeps food fresh
Sometimes it seems as if fresh food goes bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, turning to cheaper, processed foods. Now scientists report that they developed a packaging film coated with clay nanotubes containing an antibacterial essential oil. The film prevents over ripening and microbial growth, improving the shelf life of perishables. The researchers are presenting their results today at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Aug-2017
American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting & Exposition
Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors
From smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion, wearable body sensors are becoming the latest 'must-have' technology. Now scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of these multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions. The researchers are presenting their results at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Aug-2017
American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting & Exposition
Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climates
Soldiering in arctic conditions is tough. Protective clothing can be heavy and can cause overheating and sweating, while hands and feet can grow numb. To keep military personnel more comfortable, scientists are trying to create high-tech fabrics that heat up when powered and that capture sweat. These fabrics could conceivably be used in future consumer clothing. The researchers will present their results today at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Aug-2017
Human Brain Mapping
Smart computers
Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements.

Contact: Robin Tibor Schirrmeister
robin.schirrmeister@uniklinik-freiburg.de
49-761-270-93300
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 18-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke
Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: Luke Walton
L.Walton.1@warwick.ac.uk
44-782-454-0863
University of Warwick

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
International Journal of Solids and Structures
University of Florida, US Army develop model for lighter armor
The US Army Research Laboratory is working on developing new light-weight ceramic materials that resist fracture, and has teamed with researchers from the University of Florida to better understand exactly how these materials, which are suited for Soldier personal protection and Army systems, fracture, and how they can be further improved. They are focusing on failure through cracking; the material eventually disintegrates into a granular-like state through a process called comminution.

Contact: T'Jae Ellis
tanya.j.ellis.civ@mail.mil
410-306-1583
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet
Researchers have developed inks made of graphene-like materials for inkjet printing. New black phosphorous inks are compatible with conventional inkjet printing techniques for optoelectronics and photonics. The inkjet printing demonstration makes possible for the first time the scalable mass fabrication of black phosphorous based photonic and optoelectronic devices with long-term stability necessary for a wide range of industrial applications.

Contact: Zhipei Sun
Zhipei.Sun@aalto.fi
358-504-302-820
Aalto University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Science
Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust
Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.
National Science Foundation, Cummins Inc.

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
ACS Nano
Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide
Rice University researchers create a reusable hexagonal-boron nitride foam that soaks up more than three times its weight in carbon dioxide.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new MIT study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about the material's usefulness for this task.
Toyota Motor Europe, Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ms. Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Nanoscale Horizons
City College researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gas
From the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. Bandosz comes a groundbreaking development with the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Scientific Reports
Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient's internal organs in a single MRI. The strategy could serve as a research tool and even aid disease diagnosis.
National Institutes of Health, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Contact: Ansley Gogol
ansley.gogol@case.edu
216-368-4452
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Journal of Chemical Physics
Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors
With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. An international research team has now shown that the fluorescence is an intrinsic property of the gold nanoparticles themselves. The researchers used Au20, gold nanoparticles with a tetrahedral structure. Their findings were reported this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
ACS Energy Letters
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.

Contact: Rupert Marquand
r.marquand@qmul.ac.uk
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
26th USENIX Security Symposium
Print no evil: Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturing
Researchers have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised by malicious activity or quality issues.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release their cargo of antibiotics at the desired pH.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
26th USENIX Security Symposium
Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printers
With cyberattacks on 3-D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
UTA professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry
Purnendu 'Sandy' Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical chemistry field.
Elsevier

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS
Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boost
For the first time, scientists have observed the production of relativistic electrons driven by low-energy, ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
'Organismic learning' mimics some aspects of human thought
A new computing technology called 'organismoids' mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.
Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architecture, MARCO, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

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