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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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Freiburg researchers receive 4.5 million euros in funding
The European Research Council (ERC) awards ERC Starting Grants for future-oriented projects.

Contact: Maria Asplund
maria.asplund@imtek.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-67375
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
NANO
Development of nanosensor capable of detecting herbicide and its target enzyme binding
Livia F. Rodrigues and the Nanoneurobiophysics research group from the Federal University of São Carlos, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, have published their studies on nanomechanical sensing possibilities in NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews. Entitled 'Nanomechanical Cantilever-Based Sensor: an Efficient Tool to Measure the Binding Between the Herbicide Mesotrione and 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase,' the article explores the nanomechanical capabilities of the atomic force microscope cantilever for use as nanobiosensors for enzyme-herbicide binding detection.
São Paulo Research Foundation, and others

Contact: Judy Yeo
jlyeo@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color
Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as eyesores. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study in Applied Physics Letters brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter green light back toward an observer.

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Nature Communications
Transporting spin: A graphene and boron nitride heterostructure creates large spin signals
Graphene Flagship scientists based at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, have created a device based on a blilayer of graphene and boron nitride which shows unprecedented spin transport efficiency at room temperature. Highlighting the potential of creating devices containing graphene and related materials, the spin signal measured here is so large that it can be used in real life applications such as spin based logic and transistors.

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017
Lungs in space
Houston Methodist and University of Texas Medical Branch researchers are collaborating on a study to grow lungs in space with possible implications for both astronauts and people on Earth that could lead to future therapeutics. The scientists prepared bioreactor pouches that include lung progenitor and stem cells and pieces of lung scaffolding on which the cells are expected to grow on the ISS. The experiment successfully launched aboard Space X's CRS-12 mission Aug. 14.
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, NASA, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lmerkl@houstonmethodist.org
281-620-2502
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017
Lab on a Chip
Researchers 3-D print first truly microfluidic 'lab on a chip' devices
Researchers at BYU are the first to 3-D print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017
ACS Nano
2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice
Rice University materials scientists replace all the atoms on top of a three-layer, two-dimensional crystal to make a transition-metal dichalcogenide with sulfur, molybdenum and selenium. The new material has unique electronic properties that may make it a suitable catalyst.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Welch Foundation, Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperature
Columbia researchers published a study today in Nature Nanotechnology that is the first to reproducibly demonstrate current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time -- using atomically precise molecular clusters at room temperature. The study shows that single molecules can function as reproducible circuit elements such as transistors or diodes that can easily operate at room temperature.
Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids at Columbia University

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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