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Showing releases 1276-1300 out of 1879.

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Public Release: 29-Dec-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
PRO as a sustainable energy production system is crippled by biofouling
According to the new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers at the Zuckerberg Institute and Yale University found that, 'power generation by PRO produces little and next to nothing due to biofouling caused by bacteria that clog the membrane structure and the feed channel.' Prior to this study, researchers from Yale reported that this technology is thermodynamically challenging and is hardly viable.

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
New acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new nondestructive technique for investigating phase transitions in materials by examining the acoustic response at the nanoscale.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Optical Materials Express
A new metamaterial will speed up computers
A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences has proposed a two-dimensional metamaterial composed of silver elements, that refracts light in an unusual way. The research has been published on Nov. 18, 2015, in Optical Materials Express. In the future, these structures will be able to be used to develop compact optical devices, as well as to create an 'invisibility cloak.'

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nanoworld 'snow blowers' carve straight channels in semiconductor surfaces
Easy to control, new gold-nanoparticle-catalyzed process for creating patterns of channels with nanoscale dimensions could help to spawn entirely new technologies fashioned from ensembles of ultra-small structures.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 24-Dec-2015
Nature
Choreographing the dance of electrons
Scientists at the National University of Singapore have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external electric and magnetic fields.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
UTA wins $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers
Michael Cho, chair of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has won a $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers in battle.
Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance Department

Contact: Kristin Sullivan
kristinsul@uta.edu
817-706-9711
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Nature
UCLA researchers create exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal
A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, the team found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals. The research was published in Nature.
NIH/National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Matthew Chin
mchin@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0680
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Nature
Optoelectronic microprocessors built using existing chip manufacturing
Using only processes found in existing microchip fabrication facilities, researchers at MIT, Berkeley, and University of Colorado have produced a working optoelectronic microprocessor, which computes electronically but uses light to move information.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Photonics
Ringing in a new way to measure and modulate trapped light
Visualizing the vibration patterns will help scientists to perfect ultrasensitive optical sensors for detecting biomolecules and even single atoms.
NIST

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Simple shell of plant virus sparks immune response against cancer
Shells of cowpea mosaic virus inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in mice to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic protection against metastases.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and others

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg create focused spin wave beams
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Physics Department have finally found the secret to synchronize an unlimited number of spintronic oscillators. Such devices are very promising for future applications requiring wideband functionality.

Contact: Johan Åkerman
johan.akerman@physics.gu.se
46-707-104-360
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Move aside carbon: Boron nitride-reinforced materials are even stronger
When mixed with lightweight polymers, tiny carbon tubes reinforce the material, promising lightweight and strong materials for airplanes, spaceships, cars and even sports equipment. While such carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites have attracted enormous interest from the materials research community, a group of scientists now has evidence that a different nanotube -- made from boron nitride -- could offer even more strength per unit of weight. They publish their results in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Journal of Microengineering and Nanotechnology
New device uses carbon nanotubes to snag molecules
Engineers at MIT have devised a new technique for trapping hard-to-detect molecules, using forests of carbon nanotubes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Bentham Science partners with Kudos
Bentham Science has made its research publications available on Kudos. Researchers can search on Kudos, read and cite the articles published by Bentham Science.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Milestone: First electrons accelerated in European XFEL
A crucial component of the European X-ray laser European XFEL has taken up operation: The so-called injector, the 45-meter long first part of the superconducting particle accelerator, has accelerated its first electrons to nearly the speed of light. This is the first beam ever accelerated at the European XFEL and represents a major advancement toward the completion of the facility.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Bioinformatics
NanoOK: Quality Control for portable, rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing
Scientists at TGAC have been putting Oxford Nanopore's MinION sequencer through its paces with an open-source, sequence alignment-based genome analysis tool called 'NanoOK.'

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015
Tissue Engineering
Physics sheds light on stem cell-derived organoid growth and brain development
New mathematical models shed light on the complex interactions of stem cell function and molecular diffusion in neural tissue, which may help explain many phenomena from stem cell differentiation to the formation of the cortex of the brain.

Contact: Jenny Redford
jenny.redford@neuralregeneration.org
Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
ChemCatChem
Researchers demonstrate tracking of individual catalyst nanoparticles during heating
McMaster University researchers have taken atomic-level images of individual nanoparticles during heating that could lead to improved fuel-cell technologies.
NSERC, Automotive Partnership Canada, McMaster University

Contact: Monique Beech
beechm@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x27082
McMaster University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Nanodevices at one-hundredth the cost
New techniques for building microelectromechanical systems show promise.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Technology
A microfluidic biochip for blood cell counts at the point-of-care
Microfluidic biochips are developed to perform blood cell counts using only a drop blood. The clinical trials of the biosensor show a high correlation with the standard hematology analyzer counts.

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Scientific Reports
Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections in hospitals
Biofilms have been linked to 80% of infections, forming on living tissues or dwelling in medical devices, and cause chronic infections that are extremely resistant to antibiotics able to evade the immune system. A new nanomedicine technique offers a non-toxic way to dislodge biofilms in infected tissue, making them vulnerable to antibiotics.

Contact: Wilson da Silva
w.dasilva@unsw.edu.au
61-407-907-017
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Scientists blueprint tiny cellular 'nanomachine'
Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular 'nanomachine,' whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

Contact: RICHARD HARTH
RICHARD.HARTH@ASU.EDU
504-427-2666
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Organometallics
Facile hydrolysis of the Metal-NHC framework under regular reaction conditions
Researchers led by professor Ananikov highlighted that Ni-NHC complexes do undergo a hydrolysis with a breakage of metal-ligand bond.

Contact: Valentine Ananikov
val@ioc.ac.ru
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Science
Scientists create atomically thin boron
A team of scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene. It is an unusual material because it shows many metallic properties at the nanoscale even though three-dimensional, or bulk, boron is nonmetallic and semiconducting. No bulk form of elemental boron has this metal-like behavior. Borophene, both metallic and atomically thin, holds promise for possible applications ranging from electronics to photovoltaics.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature Physics
Physics for the mechanism of slow change in microscopic magnetic structures revealed
The research group of Professor Hideo Ohno and Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami of Tohoku University has studied in detail, a slow change of microscopic magnetic structures in metallic wires induced by external driving forces, commonly called 'creep' motion. This has allowed them to clarify the physics of how the driving forces, magnetic fields or electric currents, act on the magnetic structure.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Shunsuke Fukami
s-fukami@csis.tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University

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