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Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Pitt and CMU receive $550,000 from NSF to design metal nanoparticles
The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering were awarded grants from the National Science Foundation to develop a novel computational framework that can custom design nanoparticles.

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
ACS Nano
Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale
A little heat from a laser can disrupt measurements of materials at the nanoscale, according to Rice University scientists.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
The intravenous swim team
Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through in a microfluidic environment. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called 'microswimmers' to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Bill Burton
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
EPJ Plus
Improving safety of neutron sources
There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always understand the mechanism of residue nuclei production. In a new study, recently published in EPJ Plus, scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen present findings which contribute to improving the risk assessment of future high-power spallation neutron beam facilities.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
Optics Express
World first demo of labyrinth magnetic-domain-optical Q-switched laser
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology and their colleagues have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, even though they are also very well-known phenomena. The fabricated MO Q-switched laser contributes to the development of compact high-power lasers.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Ryoji Inada
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
Researchers say trees could help strengthen auto parts
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University announced Wednesday that he has received funding to work with the US Forest Service to develop fenders and bumpers that are less likely to break or distort on impact. A key ingredient comes from trees felled during reforestation projects that help prevent catastrophic wildfires.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Srikanth Pilla
Clemson University

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
How to build nanoelectronic devices atom by atom?
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed.

Contact: Amanda Yun
World Scientific

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Advanced Materials
Dirty to drinkable
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can 'hide' within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. A new strategy conceived by University of Pennsylvania researchers took a more sophisticated approach.
International Association for Dental Research/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Health Award, National Science Foundation

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Imaging the brain at multiple size scales
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome, should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain.

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Enhancing molecular imaging with light
A new technology platform from Northwestern University is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with super-resolution.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials
Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold increase in surface area per sheet, which could expand the nanomaterials' commercial applications.

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Ames Laboratory scientists receive DOE award to help commercialize promising technology
US Department of Energy Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Karsjen
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nano Letters
Ultra-flat circuits will have unique properties
Theoretical physicists at Rice University analyzed the electronic consequences of creating circuits in two dimensions by simulating the juxtaposition of different atom-thick materials like graphene and hexagonal boron nitride.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
£1.2 million for injectable stem-cell carrying microspheres to regenerate bones
The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2 million to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Emma Lowry
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Future Science OA
A bioink by any other name: Clarifying definitions in 3-D bioprinting
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA looking to identify and define key terms associated with bioinks and bioprinting.

Contact: Leela Ripton
Future Science Group

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Energy
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity
A new kind of lithium-oxygen battery developed at MIT, using glass nanoparticles of lithium oxides, could provide more energy, and much better stability and energy efficiency
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Materials
Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites
A research team led by Natalie Artzi of MIT and Brigham and Women's hospital delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results.

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Methods
Nottingham researchers show novel technique that can 'taste' DNA
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real time, greatly reducing the time needed to analyze biological samples.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Emma Thorne
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
UA organic semiconductor research could boost electronics
A team of UA researchers in engineering and chemistry has received $590,000 from the National Science Foundation to enhance the effectiveness of organic semiconductors for making ultrathin and flexible optoelectronics like OLED displays for TVs and mobile phones.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria
The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis.
Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Yevgeniya Litvinova
Kazan Federal University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
Microscopy & Microanalysis
German scientist receives lifetime achievement award from American Society for Materials
In order to create new materials, scientists need to understand the interior structures of materials. Frank Mücklich has spent decades developing methods to do just that. In recognition of his lifetime achievement, Mücklich has been chosen to receive the Henry Clifton Sorby Award, the highest award bestowed by the American Society for Materials (ASM International) in the field of microscopic materials research. Mücklich is only the fifth German to receive the award.

Contact: Frank Mücklich
Saarland University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.

Contact: Selman Sakar
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nature Physics
Making magnets flip like cats at room temperature
In today's world of ever-increasing digital information storage and computation, the next information storage revolution seeks to exploit a novel effect arising from the relativistic physics of Einstein which allows to make a new type of magnet behave like cats.

Contact: Dr. Jairo Sinova
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

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