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Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Clocking in results on high-speed penetration
In this unique compendium, 'World Scientific Handbook of Experimental Results on High Speed Penetration into Metals, Concrete and Soils,' the authors collected experiments on high-velocity penetration into various types of shields where high-speed penetration is accompanied mainly by local interaction of a striker with a shield and corresponds approximately to the range of impact velocities.

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Scientific Reports
The spice of life: Cinnamon cools your stomach
Cinnamon cooled body temperatures by up to 2 degrees centigrade and improved overall health when tested on pigs. The impact of cinnamon on diet was measured using a smart pill in the pigs' guts.

Contact: Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh
kourosh.kalantar@rmit.edu.au
61-488-332-245
RMIT University

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Survival of the fittest in materials discovery
Research led by Rein Ulijn has paved the way for the development of dynamically-evolving polymers that form spontaneously by adapting to their environment.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Paul McQuiston
paul.mcquiston@asrc.cuny.edu
212-413-3307
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
New protein bridges chemical divide for 'seamless' bioelectronics devices
In a paper published Sept. 22 in Scientific Reports, engineers at the University of Washington unveiled peptides that could help harness biological rules to exchange information between the biochemistry of our bodies and the chemistry of our devices.
National Science Foundation, University of Washington, National Institutes of Health, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Materials
Water vapor sets some oxides aflutter
A new oscillating crystalline perovskite material could provide a novel approach to generating fuel from sunlight, among other applications. The material was developed by researchers at MIT, Brookhaven National Lab, and EPFL in Switzerland.
National Science Foundation, Skoltech-MIT Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
NYU Meyers receives $2.9 million from NSF to develop a holodeck instrument
The NYU Holodeck will be developed as a well-integrated software/hardware instrument incorporating visual, audio, and physical (haptics, objects, real-time fabrication) components, providing a compelling opportunity to explore and advance new types of science, permitting researchers from diverse disciplines to interact with theoretical models, real objects, robots, and agents, engendering insights that may not be possible using current 2-D and 3-D representations and analytic techniques.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
University of Illinois researchers quantify drug delivery from nanoparticles inside a cell
For the first time, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that the success of delivery of drugs from nanoparticles can be quantified inside a cell. Researchers can precisely map the amount of the drug that has been released from the particle at a given point of time.

Contact: Dipanjan Pan
dipanjan@illinois.edu
217-244-2938
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Science Advances
Study yields new knowledge about materials for ultrasound and other applications
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their research partners have used neutron scattering to discover the key to piezoelectric excellence in the newer materials, which are called relaxor-based ferroelectrics. (A ferroelectric material has electrical polarization that is reversed by application of an electric field.) Their findings, published online in the journal Science Advances, may provide knowledge needed to accelerate the design of functional materials for diverse applications.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New microscope developed at MBL reveals nanoscale structural dynamics in live cells
Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory and colleagues have unveiled a new microscope that can track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells -- nanoscale measurements that until now have posed a significant challenge.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Japan Science and Technology Agency PRESTO Program, Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Diana Kenney
dkenney@mbl.edu
508-289-7139
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A 'nano-golf course' to assemble precisely nanoparticules
EPFL researchers have developed a method to place and position hundreds of thousands of nanoparticles very precisely on a one centimeter square surface. This will open new doors in nanotechnologies.

Contact: Valentin Flauraud
valentin.flauraud@epfl.ch
41-216-930-925
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
ACS Nano
NIST team suggests nanoscale electronic motion sensor as DNA sequencer
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and collaborators have proposed a design for the first DNA sequencer based on an electronic nanosensor that can detect tiny motions as small as a single atom.
Materials Genome Initiative

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
'Nano-kebab' fabric breaks down chemical warfare agents
Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesized on top of the nanofibers, forming unique kebab-like structures. These MOFs are what break down the CWAs, rendering them harmless.
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, US Army Research Office

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Chemistry of Materials
Sheets like graphene: Tailored chemistry links nanoparticles in stable monolayers
Just like carbon atoms in sheets of graphene, nanoparticles can form stable layers with minimal thicknesses of the diameter of a single nanoparticle. A novel method of linking nanoparticles into such extremely thin films has been developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Contact: Marcin Fialkowski
mfialkowski@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-432-067
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 2-Oct-2016
Journal of Coatings Research and Technology
NIST-made 'sun and rain' used to study nanoparticle release from polymers
In a recently published paper, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describe how they subjected a commercial nanoparticle-infused coating to NIST-developed methods for accelerating the effects of weathering from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and simulated washings of rainwater. Their results indicate that humidity and exposure time are contributing factors for nanoparticle release from the coatings, findings that may be useful in designing future studies to determine potential ecological and health impacts.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Sep-2016
Science
Uniform 'hairy' nanorods have potential energy, biomedical applications
Materials scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose backbone, the system relies on the growth of block copolymer 'arms' that help create a compartment to serve as a nanometer-scale chemical reactor. The outer blocks of the arms prevent aggregation of the nanorods.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2016
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
NIST illuminates transfer of nanoscale motion through microscale machine
For the first time, the NIST researchers have measured the transfer of motion through the contacting parts of a microelectromechanical system at nanometer and microradian scales.

Contact: Ben Stein
bstein@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New material to revolutionize water proofing
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water. The new protective coating could eventually be used to waterproof mobile phones, prevent ice from forming on airplanes or protect boat hulls from corroding.

Contact: William Wong
media@anu.edu.au
61-449-802-940
Australian National University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Stealth pig cells may hold the key to treating diabetes in humans
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are exploring ways to wrap pig tissue with a protective coating to ultimately fight diabetes in humans. The nano-thin bilayers of protective material are meant to deter or prevent immune rejection. The ultimate goal: transplant insulin-producing cell-clusters from pigs into humans to treat Type 1 diabetes.
JDRF Diabetes Foundation

Contact: Jeff Hansen
jeffhans@uab.edu
205-975-3914
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Scientific Reports
UAlberta mechanical engineering in hot pursuit of creeping bacteria
The growth of bacterial biofilm is problematic when you think of all the liquid flowing through all those miles of tubing at your local hospital or Medi-Centre. The movement of bacteria with flow can lead to the spread of infection. Mechanical engineering professor Aloke Kumar's lab set out to study the formation of the filaments, as well as the conditions under which they begin to break down and finally break off.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Award, Canada Research Chairs Awards Program

Contact: Richard Cairney
richard.cairney@ualberta.ca
780-492-4514
University of Alberta

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Nanoscale Horizons
Breakthrough in materials science: Kiel research team can bond metals with nearly all surfaces
How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A research team at Kiel University has discovered how they can change the surface properties without affecting the mechanical stability of the metals or changing the metal characteristics themselves. This fundamentally new method is based on using an electrochemical etching process, in which the uppermost layer of a metal is roughened on a micrometer scale in a tightly controlled manner.

Contact: Dr. Rainer Adelung
ra@tf.uni-kiel.de
49-431-880-6116
Kiel University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Chemistry of Materials
New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances
'Promising' and 'remarkable' are two words US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Steve karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Science Advances
Tooth decay -- drilling down to the nanoscale
With one in two Australian children reported to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth by age 12, researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that govern the behavior of our teeth. Material and structures engineers worked with dentists and bioengineers to map the exact composition and structure of tooth enamel at the atomic scale.

Contact: Victoria Hollick
victoria.hollick@sydney.edu.au
040-171-1361
University of Sydney

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Nature
Atomic scale pipes available on demand and by design
University of Manchester researchers have discovered how to create the smallest ever water and gas pipes that are only one atom in size.

Contact: Charlotte Powell
charlotte.powell@manchester.ac.uk
44-016-130-61401
University of Manchester

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Nature Communications
NREL discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Nature Materials
Researchers design solids that control heat with spinning superatoms
Superatom crystals are periodic arrangements of C60 fullerenes and similarly sized inorganic molecular clusters. There are two nearly identical formations, one with rotating (i.e. orientationally disordered) C60s and low conductivity, and one with fixed C60s and high thermal conductivity. Superatom crystals represent a new class of materials with potential for applications in sustainable energy generation, energy storage, and nanoelectronics. Additional research could lead to controlling rotational disorder in new kinds of thermal switches and transistors.
Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids, NSF/Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Lisa Kulick
lkulick@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5444
College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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