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Public Release: 2-Apr-2017
PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva's Invention Expo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning a total of 11 prizes at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Covering a wide range of application areas, these breakthroughs not only expand the boundaries of knowledge, but also enhance the well-being of our society on different fronts.

Contact: Sharon Yu
sharon.yu@polyu.edu.hk
852-276-65103
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Russian Polytechnic University to open Information Center in Spain
On April 19, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), one of the leading technical universities in Russia will open the Information Center in Madrid, Spain. The major aim of the University's Information Center is to boost cooperation between SPbPU and scientific and educational institutions of Spain entailing academic exchange of students and teaching staff, as well as joint participation in scientific and technical projects.

Contact: Alexander Chernosvitov, the Head of the Madrid Foundation
Director@fundpushkin.org
34-914-483-300
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Optica
Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systems
A breakthrough enabling very fast tunable delay lines on chip should facilitate bandwidth affecting the 10 billion mobile devices connected to the wireless network. The ability to provide broader bandwidth instantaneously to more users in the future will be part of the solution to the bottleneck faced by wireless networks worldwide, with applications ranging from more efficient radars to detect attacks, to the 'internet of things', fifth generation (5G) communications, and smart homes and cities.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Australian Research Council

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-293-512-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power
Inspired by the western Swordfern, a groundbreaking prototype could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution. The new type of electrode could boost the capacity of existing integrable storage technologies by 3000 per cent.
Scientific Endowment Industrial Fund, Australian Research Council

Contact: Min Gu
min.gu@rmit.edu.au
61-399-252-128
RMIT University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
American Chemical Society 253rd National Meeting & Exposition
Caddisworm silk, DNA sleuths, urban streams and more from the University of Utah at ACS
University of Utah chemists gather with their peers in San Francisco next week at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting April 2-6. The theme of the meeting is 'Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes.' Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Contact: Paul Gabrielsen
paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu
801-505-8253
University of Utah

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22391
University of Exeter

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
'Fuzzy' fibers can take rockets' heat
Rice University scientists collaborate with NASA to improve its composite materials for next-generation rocket engines by adding a 'fuzzy' silicon carbide fiber.
NASA Jenkins Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
UAB creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in a single entity. They have good imaging contrast that allows detection with low-power ultrasound, they can stably and efficiently encapsulate the cancer drug doxorubicin, and both a low- and higher-power dose of ultrasound can trigger the release of that cargo.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Jeff Hansen
jeffhans@uab.edu
205-209-2355
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene
A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications. Graphene nanoribbons, mere billionths of a meter wide, exhibit different electronic properties than two-dimensional sheets of the material. 'Confinement changes graphene's behavior,' said An-Ping Li, a physicist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
DOE/Office of Science, Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Science Foundation

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-5448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Science
Sculpting optical microstructures with slight changes in chemistry
In 2013, materials scientists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, grew a garden of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians at SEAS and Wyss have developed a framework to better understand and control the fabrication of these microstructures. Together, the researchers used that framework to grow sophisticated optical microcomponents.
National Science Foundation, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University, Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Engineer patents waterlike polymer to create high-temperature ceramics
Using five ingredients -- silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen -- a Kansas State University engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic properties.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Graphene mobile innovation wows at the GSMA Mobile World Congress
The Graphene Experience Zone proved a show highlight to many at the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC). Containing an impressive collection of demonstrators and prototypes, it showcased graphene mobile innovation in a truly interactive way. Organized by the Graphene Flagship and curated by ICFO, with support from the GSMA, the Graphene Experience Zone highlighted the potential of graphene and related materials to the mobile community.
European Union

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Central Science
Nanomagnets for future data storage
An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich have developed a method for depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices.

Contact: Dr. Christophe Copéret
ccoperet@inorg.chem.ethz.ch
41-446-339-394
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The beginning of the end of order
Classical physics states that a crystal consists of perfectly ordered particles from a continuous symmetrical atomic structure. The Mermin-Wagner theorem from 1966 broke with this view: it states that in one-dimensional and two-dimensional atomic structures (for example in an atomic chain or membrane) there cannot be perfect ordering of particles over long ranges.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Julia Wandt
kum@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
Environmental Science Water Research & Technology
Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future, says RIT study
Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials -- silicon gels and activated carbon -- according to a paper by RIT researchers John-David Rocha and Reginald Rogers.

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Decorating single layer and bilayer graphene with useful chemical groups
IBS scientists develop a new platform to attach chemical groups on graphene lying on a silica/silicon substrate.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Legos and origami inspire next-generation materials
Inspired by the fun of playing with Legos, an international team of researchers from Tianjin University of Technology and Harvard University have used the idea of assembling building-blocks to make the promise of next-generation materials a practical reality.
Tianjin Natural Science Foundation, and National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Nan Yang
yn@tjut.edu.cn
Tianjin University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Nature Chemistry
Gold standards for nanoparticles
KAUST researchers reveal how small organic 'citrate' ions can stabilize gold nanoparticles, assisting research on the structures' potential.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
Michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Physical Review Letters
Information storage with a nanoscale twist
Discovery of a novel rotational force inside magnetic vortices makes it easier to design ultrahigh capacity disk drives.
German Science Foundation, ERC, EU RTN Spinswitch, AGWIRE, COMATT, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier
Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials.

Contact: Hayley Dunning
h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk
020-759-42412
Imperial College London

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
IBS scientists observe the real-time ultrafast bonding of lithium ions with the solvents, in the same process that happens during charging and discharging of lithium batteries, and conclude that a new theory is needed.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Physics
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a sample bring 'designer quantum materials' one step closer to reality. By arranging atoms in a lattice, it becomes possible to engineer the electronic properties of the material through the atomic structure.

Contact: Peter Liljeroth
peter.liljeroth@aalto.fi
358-503-636-115
Aalto University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
A big leap toward tinier lines
A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly developed at MIT could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines just 9 nanometers wide.
National Science Foundation and US Army Research Office, MIT/Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

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

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new test to rapidly identify worldwide TB infections
A group of scientists from Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C., has teamed up to develop the first rapid blood test to diagnose and quantify the severity of active TB cases. Led by Tony Hu, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, eight research groups, including the Houston Methodist Research Institute and scientists at the National Institutes of Health, are harnessing the new field of nanomedicine to improve worldwide TB control.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2017
Nanotoxicology
New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure
A research team comprising scientists from the School of Biological Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, have joined forces to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

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