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Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Building a more flexible plastic
Each year more than eight million tons of plastics pollute the ocean, forming mammoth, so-called 'garbage patches' via strong currents. Even with new collection methods, only 0.5 percent out of that volume is currently removed from the seas. One solution to this growing crisis is to prevent plastic from becoming waste to begin with -- and researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering are one of five international teams awarded for their novel solutions to this problem.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
Nature Communications
Quantum control
An international team consisting of Russian and German scientists has made a breakthrough in the creation of seemingly impossible materials. They have managed to create the world`s first quantum metamaterial which can be used as a control element in superconducting electrical circuits.

Contact: Lyudmila Dozhdikova
soboleva.lyudmila@gmail.com
7-495-647-2309
National University of Science and Technology MISIS

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
Lab on a Chip
Scientists emulate the human blood-retinal barrier on a microfluidic chip
A team of scientists in Barcelona has developed a microfluidic device that mimics the human blood-retinal barrier. It enables to test molecules in vitro and to study diseases such as diabetic retinopathy.

Contact: Octavi López
octavi.lopez@uab.cat
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
Nature Communications
A discovery about the behavior of heat in electronic devices can improve their performance
Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with Purdue University (USA), have shown that heat flow behaves similarly to a viscous fluid when studied at nanoscale. The discovery, published in Nature Communications, paves the way to a better thermal management in electronic devices.

Contact: F. Xavier Àlvarez
xavier.alvarez@uab.cat
34-935-812-878
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Scientific Reports
Scientists achieve high power with new smaller laser
An international team of scientists has produced the first high-powered, randomly polarised laser beam with a 'Q switch' laser, which typically emits pulses of light so brief that they're measured in nanoseconds. Lasers are a critical part of modern technology--they're used in everything from our automobiles to medical equipment to the satellites orbiting Earth. Now, researchers are broadening the potential applications of even smaller and more powerful lasers. The researchers published their results in Scientific Reports, an open-access Nature journal.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Yazaki Memorial Foundation of Science and Technology

Contact: Yuko Ito
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Small
Realizing highly efficient quantum dot LEDs with metallic nanostructures at low cost
KAIST researchers have discovered a technology that enhances the efficiency of Quantum Dot LEDs. Professor Yong-Hoon Cho from the Department of Physics and his team succeeded in improving the efficiency of Quantum Dot (QD) Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) by designing metallic nanostructure substrates.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Climate Change Research Hub of KAIST

Contact: Younghye Cho
younghyecho@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Nature Communications
New long-acting approach for malaria therapy developed
A new study, published in Nature Communications, conducted by the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine highlights a new 'long acting' medicine for the prevention of malaria.

Contact: Simon Wood
simon.wood@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-8356
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Nature Photonics
Optical nanoscope allows imaging of quantum dots
Physicists have developed a technique based on optical microscopy that can be used to create images of atoms on the nanoscale. In particular, the new method allows the imaging of quantum dots in a semiconductor chip. Together with colleagues from the University of Bochum, scientists from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute reported the findings in the journal Nature Photonics.

Contact: Cornelia Niggli
cornelia.niggli@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Nature Photonics
Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication
Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip. These devices, called optical isolators, may help solve major data capacity and system size challenges for photonic integrated circuits, the light-based equivalent of electronic circuits, which are used for computing and communications.
United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Lois E Yoksoulian
leyok@illinois.edu
217-244-2788
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Small
Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost
In a paper published today in Small, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, describe the development of an inexpensive, efficient catalyst material for a type of fuel cell called a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), which turns the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity and is among the most promising fuel cell types to power cars and electronics.
MURI

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Nature Chemistry
Pathway opens to minimize waste in solar energy capture
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Monica Brockmyre
m.brockmyre@excitonscience.com
61-293-855-679
ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
SLAS Technology
Developing the VTX-1 liquid biopsy system: Fast and label-free enrichment of circulating tumor cells
A new article in the February 2018 issue of SLAS Technology describes a new platform that could change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated by automating the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) directly from cancer patient blood. This article provides unique insight into the development of a commercial system that has the potential to change the standard of care in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Contact: Nan Hallock
nhallock@slas.org
630-256-7527 x106
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
Science
Piecework at the nano assembly line
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast enough to do assembly line work in molecular factories. The new research results will appear as the cover story on 19th January in the renowned scientific journal Science.
German Research Foundation, Society For Biomaterials, Technical University of Munich, Center for Nano Science, BioImaging Network

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
MIT Portugal is developing a compression sleeve for breast cancer patients
The project developed by the MIT Portugal Ph.D. Student at the University of Minho Carlos Gonçalves, was considered the most innovative of the nine projects incubated during 10 weeks by Startup Nano, a pioneer incubation and acceleration program for nanotechnology innovation promoted by Startup Braga in a partnership with the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI) both located in Braga.

Contact: Mariana Carmo
mariana.carmo@mitportugal.org
003-519-667-33528
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
Science Advances
Virtual reality goes magnetic
The success of Pokémon GO made many people familiar with the concept of 'augmented reality': computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds. So far, these apps largely used optical methods for motion detection. Physicists from HZDR, IFW Dresden and the University Linz have now developed an ultrathin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on skin. Just by interacting with magnetic fields, the device enables a touchless manipulation of virtual and physical objects.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
s.schmitt@hzdr.de
49-351-260-3400
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
A stopwatch for nanofluids: NIST files provisional patent for microflowmeter
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of liquids -- as small as nanoliters per minute. The invention is designed to fill an urgent need in the rapidly expanding field of microfluidics, in which precisely measuring tiny flow rates is critical.

Contact: Ben P. Stein
bstein@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
Advanced Materials
A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
Researchers at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a possible mechanism for stimulating the cell response and guiding it throughout the fracture repair process.

Contact: Alex Argemi
alex.argemi@icn2.cat
34-937-372-607
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
2D Materials
2-D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator
An international research team led by Nagoya University synthesized planar stanene: 2-D sheets of tin atoms, analogous to graphene. Tin atoms were deposited onto the Ag(111) surface of silver. The stanene layer remained extremely flat, unlike in previous studies wherein stanene was buckled. This leads to the formation of large area, high quality samples. Stanene is predicted to be a topological insulator, with applications in quantum computing and nanoelectronics.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and others

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

Public Release: 18-Jan-2018
Science
Method uses DNA, nanoparticles and lithography to make optically active structures
Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices -- news to make the ears of Star Trek's Spock perk up. Using DNA as a key tool, the scientists took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices. The structures could be programmed to exhibit almost any color across the visible spectrum.
Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science, DOE/Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2018
Science
Crystal clear
Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials.

Contact: carolyn unck
carolyn.unck@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
ACS Nano Letters
Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing
A team of electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with Peking University scientists, has developed the thinnest memory storage device with dense memory capacity, paving the way for faster, smaller and smarter computer chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing.
National Science Foundation, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Contact: Adrienne Lee
adriennelee@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-7541
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
Optics Express
Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructures
For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3-D printing. The innovative approach might one day be used with an endoscope to fabricate tiny biocompatible structures directly into tissue inside the body.

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
Nanoscale
Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materials
Working in collaboration with a team from the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, a group of physicists at Saarland University, led by Professor Uwe Hartmann, has for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Uwe Hartmann
secretary.hartmann@mx.uni-saarland.de
49-068-130-23799
Saarland University

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
Science Robotics
Small but fast: A miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speed
Reported in Science Robotics, a new design, the milliDelta robot, developed by Robert Wood's team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) integrates their microfabrication technique with high-performance composite materials that can incorporate flexural joints and bending actuators, the milliDelta can operate with high speed, force, and micrometer precision, which make it compatible with a range of micromanipulation tasks in manufacturing and medicine.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
Science
Scientists develop a new material for manipulating molecules
A scientist at the University of Córdoba, working with an international research team, has created a new porous single-crystal material which could have numerous applications in nanotechnology and catalysis.

Contact: Unidad de Cultura Científica
ucc@uco.es
University of Córdoba

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