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Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Curing disease by repairing faulty genes
MIT researchers found that anew delivery method boosts efficiency of the CRISPR genome-editing system.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating
A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: UNIST PR Team
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices.

Contact: Xudong Wang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
New NSF and NBC Learn video series shows off big discoveries from tiny particles
Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things'
The 'Internet of Things' is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive, and send data. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used. However, they do not yet function at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU project 'Ions4Set' intend to change this.
European Union

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
The strain allows to control the magnetic properties of individual iron atom
The iron Fe2+ atom embedded in a semiconductor exhibits a single non-degenerate ground state of zero magnetic moment. A team of scientists from the University of Warsaw has just shown that by using sufficiently large strain it is possible to tailor the energy spectrum of the iron atom to obtain doubly degenerate (magnetic) ground state. Such a state can be utilized for storage and processing of the quantum information.
Poland's National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Foundation for Polish Science

Contact: Tomasz Smolenski
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain
Researchers have shown that graphene can be used to make electrodes that can be implanted in the brain, which could potentially be used to restore sensory functions for amputee or paralyzed patients, or for individuals with motor disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Contact: Sarah Collins
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Oregon researchers document the work of leafcutter ants
Deploying multiple videos in a University of Oregon lab, scientists have documented never-before-seen views of leafcutter ants at work processing leaves and growing their food supply in their nests.

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Researchers develop completely new kind of polymer
Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can contract and expand the way muscles do. These functions require polymers with both rigid and soft nano-sized compartments with extremely different properties. Northwestern University researchers have developed a hybrid polymer of this type that might one day be used in artificial muscles; for delivery of drugs or biomolecules; in self-repairing materials; and for replaceable energy sources.
National Science Foundation, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law
Professor Tae-Woo Lee and his research team at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a rapid printing technology for high density and scalable memristor array composed of cross-bar-shaped metal nanowires. This technology will be used as a source technology to realize smart fabric, wearable computers, and textile electronic devices as it reduces lead time and cost remarkably compared with existing manufacturing methods. Their findings were published in Advanced Materials.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: YunMee Jung
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Small is different
In the production of margarine millions of tons of unsaturated fatty acids are converted from vegetable oils using hydrogen. While searching for improved catalysts for these so-called hydrogenation reactions, a German-American research team made a discovery that puts a 50-year old rule in question: In catalytic particles comprising only a few atoms, shape and size influence reactivity much more strongly then previously thought.
European Research Council, US Air Force Office for Scientific Research, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Too-few proteins prompt nanoparticles to clump
Low concentrations of serum albumin proteins have the ability to bind one-to-one to gold nanoparticles and, upon unfolding, prompt them to aggregate, according to Rice University scientists. The finding may be important to those who study diseases caused by protein aggregation or nanoparticle toxicity.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Scientific education through films?
Magic swords, wands, cauldrons and cloaks of invisibility do not exist in reality. In contrast, it is possible that scenarios like crashed aircrafts looming out of the mists of an alien planet, patients being snatched from the jaws of death by a risky medical breakthrough, or smug murderers who are betrayed by a few molecules left at the scene of crime are part of our current or future reality.

Contact: Katrin Petermann

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
For this nanocatalyst reaction, one atom makes a big difference
Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision
Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. Unlike other space telescope mirrors, this one must be pieced together from segments using a high-precision robotic arm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Soft Robotics
Soft robotic grippers non-destructively manipulate deep sea coral reef organisms
The first use of soft robotics in the deep sea describes the non-destructive interaction and sampling of fragile organisms in their natural environments. The design and grasping capabilities of these innovative soft robotic grippers and their successful use at deep sea depths are described in an article in Soft Robotics.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter
Rice University scientists use carbon nanotubes to make durable, flexible coaxial cables for aerospace applications with half the weight.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratories, Robert A. Welch Foundation, NIST, National Science Foundation, NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Contact: Jeff Falk
Rice University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Novel nanotechnology technique makes table-top production of flat optics a reality
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simplified approach to fabricating flat, ultrathin optics. The new approach enables simple etching without the use of acids or hazardous chemical etching agents.

Contact: Kimani C. Toussaint
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Cellulose nanogenerators could one day power implanted biomedical devices
Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have built a flexible nanogenerator out of cellulose, an abundant natural material, that could potentially harvest energy from the body -- its heartbeats, blood flow and other almost imperceptible but constant movements. Their report appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
New record in nanoelectronics at ultralow temperatures
The first ever measurement of the temperature of electrons in a nanoelectronic device a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero was demonstrated in a joint research project performed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Lancaster University, and Aivon Ltd.

Contact: Mika Prunnila
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Organic Electronics
Scientists build a neural network using plastic memristors
A group of Russian and Italian scientists have created a neural network based on polymeric memristors -- devices that can potentially be used to build fundamentally new computers. These developments will primarily help in creating technologies for machine vision, hearing, and other machine sensory systems, and also for intelligent control systems in various fields of applications, including autonomous robots.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Physical Review Letters
A new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling
Researchers of the Nanodevices group, in collaboration with groups from the CFM and DIPC, both institutions also located in Donostia-San Sebastián, have discovered a new magnetoresistance effect occurring in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling. This new effect has been recently reported in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters and featured as an Editor's Suggestion.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Nature Materials
Designing a pop-up future
What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper? That future is on the horizon thanks to new research from the the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). A team of researchers have characterized a fundamental origami fold, or tessellation, that could be used as a building block to create almost any three-dimensional shape, from nanostructures to buildings.
Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering, the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, and the Harvard MRSEC.

Contact: Leah Burrows
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
New fluorescent nanomaterials whose inspiration was taken from plant antenna systems
One of the biggest temptations facing a scientist is to try and reproduce natural phenomena which are so fascinating given their effectiveness and perfection. This is the aim being pursued by the UPV/EHU's Molecular Spectroscopy Group which, coinciding with the International Year of Light, has designed a set of fluorescent nanomaterials which have taken their inspiration from the antenna systems of plants.

Contact: Matxalen Sotillo
University of the Basque Country

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Increasing oil's performance with crumpled graphene balls
Crumpled graphene balls self-disperse in oil to reduce friction and protect engines better than commercial lubricants.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

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