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Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Nanoscale
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Nanoscale, has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Contact: Nicola Frost
nicola.frost@liverpool.ac.uk
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Nitrides in transition
US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers have developed a technique that allows Gallium Nitride (GaN) to be transferred onto almost anything.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
EPJ B
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Cars that can drive autonomously have made recently made headlines. The secret to efficient learning for these machines is to define an iterative process to map out the evolution of how key aspects of these systems change over time. In a study published in EPJ B, Agustín Bilen and Pablo Kaluza from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina show that these smart systems can evolve autonomously to perform a specific and well-defined task over time.

Contact: Sabine Lehr
sabine.lehr@springer.com
49-622-148-78336
Springer

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Science
Quantum nanoscope
Researchers have studied how light can be used to 'see' the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing down light it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
0034-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
ACS Omega
New waterproofing and antifouling materials developed by Swansea Scientists
New materials have been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University which is nontoxic, economical and shows promise to replace more expensive and hazardous materials used for waterproofing and antifouling/fogging.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Ser Cymru II Fellowship Program

Contact: Janis Pickwick
j.m.pickwick@swansea.ac.uk
01-792-295-050
Swansea University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport
Iodide channels have the potential to treat thyroid diseases and some types of cancers.

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
UQ and partners taking computing out of this world
University of Queensland researchers have partnered with global technology leader Lockheed Martin to develop next generation computers for aerospace applications. ARC Future Fellow and project lead Professor Warwick Bowen said the partnership would develop a new approach to computer technology, with the potential for future commercial impacts in the aerospace industry.
Australian Research Council Linkage projects scheme

Contact: Professor Warwick Bowen
w.bowen@uq.edu.au
61-040-461-8722
University of Queensland

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Making vessels leaky on demand could aid drug delivery
Scientists use magnets and nanoparticles to cause 'leaks' in blood vessels on demand. The technique could help in the delivery of therapeutics to targeted areas in the body, including deep tissues and organs.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Nanoparticles and magnets offer new, efficient method of removing oil from water
In a study published this spring in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, engineering researchers used magnetic nanoparticles to separate oil from water through a simple process that relies on electrostatic force and a magnet. The engineers believe their new technique could improve water treatment for oil and gas production, more efficiently clean up oil spills and potentially remove lead from drinking water.
Maersk Oil, Nanoparticles for Subsurface Engineering Industrial Affiliates Program

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Eck Industries exclusively licenses cerium-aluminum alloy co-developed by ORNL
Wisconsin's Eck Industries has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that is ideal for creating lightweight, strong components for advanced vehicles and airplanes.

Contact: Stephanie Seay
seaysg@ornl.gov
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Russian Polytechnic University among organizers of Russian-Chinese biomedical forum
On June 6, Forum on Russian-Chinese Biomedical Cooperation was launched at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai (Pudong new district). The event was held within the framework the 'One Belt - One Road' initiative'. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is a strategic partner of the Forum, so the delegation headed by rector of the university, an academician of the Russian Academy of Science, Dr. Andrey Rudskoy participates in this significant event.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Nature Photonics
Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
A research team led by Iowa State University's Zhe Fei has made the first images of half-light, half-matter quasiparticles called exciton-polaritons. The discovery could be an early step to developing nanophotonic circuits that are up to 1 million times faster than current electrical circuits. The researchers report their finding in the scientific journal Nature Photonics.
Iowa State University, DOE/Ames Laboratory, W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Zhe Fei
zfei@iastate.edu
515-294-6580
Iowa State University

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers demonstrate spin effects in solution-based nanocrystals
Wet-chemically produced nanocrystals are becoming more and more powerful. Now a research group around Dr. Christian Klinke from the University of Hamburg has succeeded in substantiating electronic spin effects in such nanoplatelets. In this way, more cost-effective and more powerful transistors and computer chips with lower power consumption are conceivable in the future.

Contact: Christian Klinke
christian.klinke@chemie.uni-hamburg.de
49-404-283-88210
University of Hamburg

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Nanowires, the future of electronics
The current demand for small-sized electronic devices is calling for fresh approaches in their design. The research led by Aurelio Mateo-Alonso (Ikerbasque researcher at POLYMAT, the Basque Excellence Research Center (BERC), a partner of the UPV/EHU) into nanowires is being published today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Matxalen Sotillo
komunikazioa@ehu.eus
34-688-673-770
University of the Basque Country

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Science Advances
How to reduce shockwaves in quantum beam experiments
While skimmers have been a necessary component in atomic and molecular-beam experiments for decades, they were also known to impose a fundamental limit on the number of particles one could pack into the beam. However, professor Edvardas Narevicius and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science's Chemical Physics Department have now revealed a simple way to overcome this limit.

Contact: Gizel Maimon
gizel.maimon@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
2017 Sino-US Nano Forum
Springer Nature and Tsinghua University Press present the fourth Nano Research Award
Yi Xie, professor of chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China, has received the fourth Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2017 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from May 26-28, 2017 in Beijing, China. Representatives from Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature presented the award certificate and medal to the scientist. The annual award includes a cash prize of US$10,000.

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins
elizabeth.hawkins@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
Nature
Scientists discover a 2-D magnet
A team led by the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings, published June 8 in the journal Nature, demonstrate that magnetic properties can exist even in the 2-D realm -- opening a world of potential applications.
US Department of Energy, University of Washington

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2017
ACS Central Science
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers
Columbia Engineers developed a method inspired by the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material with extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and resilience. By changing the crystallization speed of a polymer well-mixed with nanoparticles, the team controlled how the nanoparticles self-assemble into structures at three different length scales. This multiscale ordering makes the base material almost an order of magnitude stiffer while still retaining the desired deformability and lightweight behavior of the polymeric materials.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017
Scientific Reports
Device designed to exploit scattering of light by mechanical vibrations
Researchers at the University of Campinas's Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute (IFGW-UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have theoretically developed a silicon photonic device with a diameter of approximately 10 microns (μm), equivalent to one tenth of the thickness of a human hair, that would enable optical and mechanical waves vibrating at tens of gigahertz (GHz) to interact.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017
Small
A method to improve in vitro tests
EPFL researchers propose a new way of performing in vitro tests on nanoparticles that could enhance a correlation to in vivo results. This involves reproducing in the lab the dynamic and fluidic variations that these particles experience in the human body.
nano-tera.ch

Contact: Marijana Mionic Ebersold
marijanamionic@gmail.com
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 5-Jun-2017
Nature Photonics
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Flagship researchers integrate graphene and quantum dots with CMOS technology to create an array of photodetectors, producing a high resolution image sensor.

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design
An engineer with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today's electronic devices.

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 5-Jun-2017
Nature Energy
Revolutionary new materials for troubled carbon times: Super filters the world can afford
Researchers develop a material that will potentially revolutionize carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Japanese Ministry of Environment, Japan Science and Technology

Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya
ias-oappr@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-539-755
Kyoto University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2017
UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
Weidong Zhou, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is the primary investigator in a five-year, $3 million Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives grant from the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office to develop a high-power semiconductor laser that is compact, efficient and power-scalable.
High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2017
Science Advances
New ceramic nanofiber 'sponges' could be used for flexible insulation, water purification
Ceramic materials tend to shatter when deformed, but new research shows a way of using ultra-thin ceramic nanofibers to make squishy, heat-resistant sponges with a wide variety of potential uses.
National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, National Science Foundation

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

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