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Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
NSF awards Indiana University $4 million to advance medical nanotechnology
The Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering has been awarded $4 million from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale devices to improve human health, including fighting cancer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs
An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an 'organ-on-chip' model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new drug treatments.
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light
Nature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states.

Contact: Schalk Mouton
schalk.mouton@wits.ac.za
27-827-399-637
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time
While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time. BYU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Soft Matter
Stopping problem ice -- by cracking it
Most efforts to control ice build-up on structures like wind turbines and solar cells involve creating a surface that repels water. But Norwegian researchers have engineered a different approach that allows ice to form on a surface, but then causes it to crack off.
Statoil, Research Council of Norway

Contact: Zhiliang Zhang
zhiliang.zhang@ntnu.no
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Advanced Materials
Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visible
IBS scientists visualize unstained chains of atoms, called polymers, moving inside tiny graphene pockets under electron microscopes.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Materials research science and engineering center receives $15.6 million grant
Home to the first materials science and engineering department in the world, Northwestern University has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The center, which integrates educational activities with a scientific research program, is among the longest continually funded materials research centers in the country. It is one of eight Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers in the nation to be funded by the NSF this year.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nature
Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules
Scientists at the University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.

Contact: Jordan Kenny
jordan.kenny@manchester.ac.uk
44-016-184-08690
University of Manchester

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Spinning a lighter, safer electrode
A group of Drexel University researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices -- batteries and supercapacitors -- faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers a unique alternative to the flammable electrolyte solution that is a common component in these devices.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nature
Metallurgy breakthrough
HRL Laboratories, LLC, has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3-D printing high-strength aluminum alloys that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.

Contact: Michele Durant
media@hrl.com
310-317-5321
HRL Laboratories

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nature
Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits
A study led by UChicago researchers, published Sept. 20 in Nature, describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.
US Air Force, National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Louise Lerner
louise@uchicago.edu
630-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
ACS Nano
Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients
Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that encapsulating stem cells in a nanogel could help repair damage to the heart.

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nano Futures
Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology have strain-engineered a data storage material to store data by exploiting a process of avalanche atomic switching. Memory cells using this material substantially outperform state-of-the-art phase change memory devices.

Contact: Melissa Koh
melissa_koh@sutd.edu.sg
65-649-98742
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
One-way track for microwaves based on mechanical interference
EPFL researchers use interference in the motion of a micrometre-size drum to route microwave signals in a single direction.
Swiss National Science Foundation, EU Horizon 2020, Royal Society, Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Advanced Energy Materials
Researchers developing advanced lithium-ion and metal-air batteries
A research lab run by University of Central Florida Professor Yang Yang is developing energy storage technologies that are cheaper, safer and more efficient.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Angewandte Chemie
Molecular motors: Slowing the clockwork
Progress on the way to smart nanomachines: Chemists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have modified the synthesis of a molecular motor so as to reduce the speed of its light-driven rotation, thus permitting the researchers to analyze the mechanism of motion in complete detail.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
0049-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Chemical Communications
Nanocapsules enable cell-inspired metabolic reactions
Researchers at the University of Basel succeeded in developing capsules capable of producing the bio-molecule glucose-6-phosphate that plays an important role in metabolic processes. The researchers were able to produce the metabolite in conditions very similar to the biochemical reaction inside natural cells. The results have been published in the scientific journal Chemical Communications.

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Journal of Cleaner Production
Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals
Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Proceeedings of SPIE
New mirror-coating technology promises dramatic improvements in telescopes
At UC Santa Cruz, an electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry. They are developing new protective coatings using an atomic layer deposition system large enough to accommodate telescope mirrors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new approach to ultrafast light pulses
A team of MIT researchers and others has found a new way of producing high-speed pulses of light using two-dimensional molecular aggregates, which could enable new photonic devices such as optically based microchips.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Nature Materials
Just squeeze in -- when spaces are tight, nature loosens its laws
It turns out that when they're in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in -- even if that means defying nature's norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University's Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their 'opposites attract' behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Science
New quantum phenomena in graphene superlattices
Graphene Flagship researchers show the first new type of quantum oscillation to be reported for thirty years. It is the first of its kind to be present at high temperature and on the mesoscale and sheds light on the Hofstadter butterfly phenomenon.

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-62418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Optica
Scientists demonstrated 1.3 μm submilliamp threshold quantum dot micro-lasers on Si
A group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of California, Santa Barbara, successfully demonstrated record-small electrically pumped micro-lasers epitaxially grown on industry standard (001) silicon substrates in a recent study. A submilliamp threshold of 0.6 mA, emitting at the near-infrared (1.3?m) was achieved for a micro-laser with a radius of 5 μm. The thresholds and footprints are orders of magnitude smaller than those previously reported lasers epitaxially grown on Si.
Advanced Research Projects Agency, American Institute of Mathematics, Air Force Research Laboratory, Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Innovation Technology Fund of Hong Kong

Contact: Clare Chan
clarechan@ust.hk
852-235-86306
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
2-D Electronics' metal or semiconductor? Both
IBS researchers produced the first 2-D field-effect transistor (FET) made of a single material.

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
World first: 'Storing lightning inside thunder'
In a world first, University of Sydney researchers have stored photonic information on a microchip as an acoustic wave. This allows precious extra time to store, process and then redistribute the data without relying on electronics, which produce excess heat. Such a hybrid chip could have a huge impact in cloud computing and telecommunication centres, which are overheating as we churn through data on our phones.
Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence and Professor Benjamin Eggleton's Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship

Contact: Marcus Strom
marcus.strom@sydney.edu.au
61-423-982-485
University of Sydney

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