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Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Water companies license 2 UW-Milwaukee sensor technologies
Two novel water-sensing technologies that offer low-cost, immediate protection from the threat of contaminated water supplies were developed at UWM and have subsequently been licensed to four water-related companies. The products came from collaborative research at the Water Equipment and Policy Center, which is helping Milwaukee snare its part of the $500 billion global freshwater technology market.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Junhong Chen
jhchen@uwm.edu
414-229-2615
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
When mediated by superconductivity, light pushes matter million times more
When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. This was revealed by the joint research done in the Aalto University and the universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu.
The Academy of Finland

Contact: Tero Heikkilä
tero.t.heikkila@jyu.fi
358-408-054-804
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Science Advances
Chemists strike nano-gold: 4 new atomic structures for gold nanoparticle clusters
New nanoscale blueprints for low-energy, stable gold nanoclusters could help develop new cancer drugs or mitigate carbon monoxide emissions.
US Army Research Laboratory, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research

Contact: Xiao Cheng Zeng
xzeng1@unl.edu
402-472-9894
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3-D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important for improving their design to make them safer to use and transport, say the scientists behind the study.
Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, National Physical Laboratory

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Structural Dynamics
New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld
A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for the first time successfully combined two existing methods to visualize the structural dynamics of a thin film of graphite.

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Tissue Engineering
Self-assembling biomaterial forms nanostructure templates for human tissue formation
Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising new approach to deliver cell and tissue therapies. The unique properties of this biofunctional coating that enable it to stimulate and direct the formation of complex tissues are described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part A.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Yale scientists use gene editing to correct mutation in cystic fibrosis
Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disorder.
NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program , Hartwell Foundation, National Institute of Health

Contact: Ziba Kashef
ziba.kashef@yale.edu
203-436-9317
Yale University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists join forces to reveal the mass and shape of single molecules
Scientists have developed a revolutionary new technology that can image and weigh single molecules and instantly identify a single virus or bacteria particle.

Contact: Jane Gardner
janegardner12@gmail.com
041-175-8984
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
Columbia Engineering Professor James Hone led a team in 2013 that dramatically improved the performance of graphene by encapsulating it in boron nitride. They've now shown they can similarly improve the performance of another 2-D material, molybdenum disulfide. Their findings provide a demonstration of how to study all 2-D materials and hold great promise for a broad range of applications including high-performance electronics, detection and emission of light, and chemical/bio-sensing.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Northwestern scientists develop first liquid nanolaser
Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser technology could lead to practical applications, such as a new form of a 'lab on a chip' for medical diagnostics. In addition to changing color in real time, the liquid nanolaser has additional advantages: it is simple to make, inexpensive to produce and operates at room temperature.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer
From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University.

Contact: Michael Jacobson
m.jacobson@griffith.edu.au
61-755-529-250
Griffith University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
ACS Nano
A silver lining
Scientists use a novel form of nanotechnology to create a positionable silver cluster with DNA-programmed tunable fluorescent color.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Optica
ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level
Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique being developed at ORNL.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Carbon
Researchers add a new wrinkle to cell culture
Using a technique that introduces tiny wrinkles into sheets of graphene, researchers from Brown University have developed new textured surfaces for culturing cells in the lab that better mimic the complex surroundings in which cells grow in the body.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons
A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has been dubbed the 'gate sensor' and could be applied in quantum computers of the future to read information stored in the charge or spin of a single electron.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
POSTECH signs MoU with Seoul National University Hospital, Korea's leading medical center
A memorandum of understanding was signed on April 20 between Pohang University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University Hospital as an open innovation initiative to create synergy by combining their respective strengths -- POSTECH's research capacity in life sciences and engineering related fields with SNUH's competence in biomedical science.

Contact: YunMee Jung
postech-pr@postech.ac.kr
82-054-279-2417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mechanical cloaks of invisibility -- without complicated mathematics
A honeycomb is a very stable structure. A larger hole, however, jeopardizes stability. What might a honeycomb look like, which survives external forces in spite of a hole? Such stable types of constructions might be useful in architecture or construction. So far, the mathematical expenditure required has been high and did not lead to success. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have found a principle that facilitates the mathematical approach and produces promising results.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Pseudoparticles travel through photoactive material
Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, they studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. The pseudoparticles travel through the photoactive material until they are converted into electrical or chemical energy at an interface.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Scientists use nanoscale building blocks and DNA 'glue' to shape 3-D superlattices
Taking child's play with building blocks to a whole new level-the nanometer scale-scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3-D 'superlattice' multicomponent nanoparticle arrays where the arrangement of particles is driven by the shape of the tiny building blocks. The method uses linker molecules made of complementary strands of DNA to overcome the blocks' tendency to pack together in a way that would separate differently shaped components.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds
A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. They are the first to develop a topical gene regulation technology that speeds the healing of ulcers in diabetic animals. The scientists combined spherical nucleic acids with a common commercial moisturizer to create a way to topically knock down a gene known to interfere with wound healing.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Initiative of the NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
UT Arlington nano-project seeks to uncover new materials, processes
A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to discover as-yet-unknown materials that will provide better imaging, compute faster or make communications more secure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Nano Letters
Phonons, arise!
The creation of devices to control phonons -- elusive atomic vibrations that transport heat energy in solids at speeds up to the speed of sound -- has taken a step forward when researchers successfully altered the thermal conductivity of a widely used commercial material, using only a simple nine-volt battery.
Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
CWRU researcher awarded $500,000 NSF CAREER grant
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to create tiny sensors capable of detecting insecticides in Lake Erie or determining subtypes of human cancers. The sensors are designed to detect multiple cancer markers or environmental hazards at the same time and with greater sensitivity than what's currently available. The results could be used for personalized medicine or to more quickly identify pollutants and begin subsequent clean-up efforts.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Nature: Low-reflection wings make butterflies nearly invisible
The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its transparent wings. As a result, it is difficult for predatory birds to track the butterfly during the flight. Researchers of KIT under the direction of Hendrik Hölscher found that irregular nanostructures on the surface of the butterfly wing cause the low reflection.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
ACS Nano
Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels
Combining state-of-the-art realistic atomistic modelling and experiments, the paper describes how thermal conductivity of ultrathin silicon membranes is controlled to large extent by the structure and the chemical composition of their surface. A detailed understanding of the connections of fabrication and processing to structural and thermal properties of low-dimensional nanostructures is essential to design materials and devices for phononics, nanoscale thermal management, and thermoelectric applications.

Contact: Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres
clivia.sotomayor@icn.cat
34-937-372-607
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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