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Public Release: 9-Oct-2016
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
New spin on nanofibers
Researchers have developed a new method to make nanofibers that could lead to stronger, more durable bulletproof vests and armor and more robust cellular scaffolding for tissue repair.

Contact: Paul Karoff
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 7-Oct-2016
Application-safe and environmentally friendly development and use of nanomaterials
Thus BfR researchers have found out that pure silver nanoparticles are, following simulated digestion in the stomach and intestine, absorbed in much lower quantities than particles which are digested together with food components. This means that studies based on the pure substance without the food components can lead to a situation where the risks are not assessed correctly.
Nanotechnology 2020

Contact: Suzan Fiack
BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Public Release: 7-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
First demonstration of brain-inspired device to power artificial systems
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.

Contact: Becky Attwood
University of Southampton

Public Release: 7-Oct-2016
UNIST professor receives prestigious Feynman Prize in nanotechnology
Prof. Bartosz A. Grzybowski at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for theory.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 7-Oct-2016
Science Advances
New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification
A new tool, which uses a forest-like stand of carbon nanotubes that can be tuned to trap viruses selectively by their size, can speed the process of identifying newly-emerging viruses. The achievement by an interdisciplinary team of scientists at Penn State University, will be published in the Oct. 7, 2016, edition of the journal Science Advances.
NIH/National Center for Research Resources, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translation Science, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Penn State Eberly College of Science

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
How gecko feet got sticky
Timothy Higham, a biologist at the University of California, Riverside, and two colleagues have found a gecko, Gonatodes humeralis, in Trinidad and French Guiana that offers a 'snapshot' into the evolution of adhesion in geckos. This padless gecko shows how the adhesive capabilities of pad-bearing geckos, such as tokay geckos, may have come about.
National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
RIT engineering faculty awarded NSF grant for high-tech nanofabrication equipment
Jing Zhang, engineering faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, received a $305,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a new etching system for photonic, electronic and bio-device fabrication. The system strengthens RIT's fabrication capability in its Semiconductor & Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory to support new and existing multidisciplinary research in science and engineering, to enable educational curriculum development, and be used for workforce development and training activities led by RIT's engineering college.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes
A pair of Clemson University scientists is using high-tech computer modeling and experimental validation techniques to unveil the intricate molecular causes of adult-onset diabetes, one of the world's most widespread, damaging and costly diseases.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Clemson University

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Their production cost is low, and the combination of complementary absorber materials increases the power conversion efficiency. At the PSCO international conference in Genova, researchers from KIT, ZSW, and the Belgian research institute imec present a perovskite/CIGS tandem thin-film solar module that achieves 17.8 percent in efficiency, surpassing for the first time the efficiency of separate perovskite and CIGS solar modules.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Nature Photonics
First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source
Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: Optical quantum computers are a source of hope for tomorrow's computer technology. For the first time, scientists now have succeeded in placing a complete quantum optical structure on a chip, as outlined in the 'Nature Photonics' journal. This fulfills one condition for the use of photonic circuits in optical quantum computers.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Researchers use novel materials to build smallest transistor
In a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Science, University of Texas at Dallas engineers and their colleagues describe a novel transistor made with a new combination of materials that is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.
Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Smallest. Transistor. Ever.
A research team led by Berkeley Lab material scientists has created a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate, breaking a size barrier that had been set by the laws of physics. The achievement could be a key to extending the life of Moore's Law.
Department of Energy

Contact: Sarah Yang
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Sir Fraser Stoddart is awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, today (Oct. 5) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Professor Stoddart as well as Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France, and Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, were recognized 'for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.' The academy credited them with developing 'molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added.'

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Lab on a Chip
Technique mass-produces uniform, multilayered particles
In the latest issue of the journal Lab on a Chip, researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories report a new microencapsulation technique that yields particles of very consistent size, while also affording a high rate of production.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Solving the problem of glare
If you have ever turned on your car's high beams while driving through fog, you've seen glare in action. As the extra light reflects off the fog, it becomes even more difficult to see what lies ahead. In compelling new research, two scientific teams have developed innovative methods for counteracting glare and reducing unwanted light much like noise-canceling headphones eliminate unwanted sound.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Electrons in graphene behave like light, only better
Researchers have directly observed -- for the first time -- negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. They observed the effect in graphene, demonstrating that electrons in the material behave like light rays, which can be manipulated by such optical devices as lenses and prisms. The findings could lead to the development of new types of electron switches, based on the principles of optics rather than electronics.
Semiconductor Research Corporation's NRI Center for Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Physicists 'dissolve' water in an emerald
Scientists have detected ferroelectric properties of water molecules by placing them into a network of nanoactivities in a crystal. No firm experimental evidence has been obtained so far for the dipole-dipole ordering of water molecules, although numerous attempts have been made by researches worldwide. The electric fields, which are generated by nanoconfined water, could play a vital role in various phenomena studied in biology, chemistry, geology, and meteorology, or even in the formation of the planets of our Solar System.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
UW Professor Emeritus David Thouless wins Nobel Prize for exploring exotic states of matter
David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics with Professor F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter,' according to the prize announcement. Half the prize goes to Thouless while Haldane and Kosterlitz divide the remaining half. Thouless is the UW's seventh Nobel laureate, and second in physics after Hans Dehmelt in 1989.

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
New device detects bacteria and tests for antibiotic resistance
Engineering and pharmaceutical science researchers at the University of Alberta are hoping a new device they've designed will curtail the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The lab-on-a-chip device virtually eliminates the potential of false test results and is faster and more accurate than current testing techniques. It is ideal for situations where only very small samples can be used, such as neonatal ICUs.
Canada Excellence Research Chair program

Contact: Richard Cairney
University of Alberta

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
ACS Central Science
UCLA chemists report new insights about properties of matter at the nanoscale
UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new insights into how matter behaves in the nanoscale worl

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Advanced Electronic Materials
Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips
Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today's silicon-based chips. The study, featured on the cover of Advanced Electronic Materials, shows that a single crystal complex oxide material, when confined to micro- and nanoscales, can act like a multi-component electrical circuit.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Understanding chromatin's cancer connection
New live-cell imaging technique allows Northwestern University researchers to study chromatin's dynamic processes, including its role in cancer and disease.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Chicago Biomedical Consortium

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission electron microscope to directly write tiny patterns in metallic 'ink,' forming features in liquid that are finer than half the width of a human hair. The automated process is controlled by weaving a STEM instrument's electron beam through a liquid-filled cell to spur deposition of metal onto a silicon microchip. The patterns created are nanoscale.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nano Letters
Rice University researchers say 2-D boron may be best for flexible electronics
Researchers at Rice, Northwestern and Argonne National Laboratory suggest two-dimensional boron may be suitable for flexible electronics.

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon
The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking more and more promising. It was thought that these could only be produced in the expensive semiconductor material gallium arsenide, but researchers have now discovered that the more common material silicon is even better
Dutch Organization for Fundamental Research on Matter

Contact: Lieven Vandersypen
Delft University of Technology

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