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Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
Australian engineer takes out inaugural global prize for quantum computing
Leading Australian engineer and physicist, Professor Andrea Morello, was today named inaugural recipient of the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing by the prestigious American Physical Society, the world's leading organisation of physicists.

Contact: Kristin O'Connell
k.oconnell@unsw.edu.au
61-293-857-551
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Novel microwave-induced photodynamic therapy could target deeply situated tumors
Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors. This new concept combining microwaves with photodynamic therapy opens up new avenues for targeting deeper tumors and has already proven effective in rapidly and safely reducing tumor size.
The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security's joint Academic Research Initiative program, National Basic Research Program of China

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
NREL to lead new consortium to improve reliability and performance of solar modules
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will form a new consortium intended to accelerate the development of module materials for photovoltaics and lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power.

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Karin Everschor-Sitte establishes Emmy Noether independent junior research group TWIST
Theoretical physicist Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte will be setting up an Emmy Noether independent junior research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with the aid of funding from the German Research Foundation.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte
kaeversc@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23643
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
'Poring over' DNA
Church's team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard Medical School developed a new electronic DNA sequencing platform based on biologically engineered nanopores that could help overcome present limitations. The method is reported in PNAS.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich have used the accurate X-ray vision provided by DESY's radiation source PETRA III to observe the degradation of plastic solar cells. Their study suggests an approach for improving the manufacturing process to increase the long-term stability of such organic solar cells. The team of Professor Peter Müller-Buschbaum presents its findings in this week's issue of the scientific journal Advanced Energy Materials.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Filming light and electrons coupled together as they travel under cover
In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists at EPFL have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured surface.
European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Trinity College, Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, MINECO

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks
Researchers have developed a nanoscale engineering method that transforms tiny particles into 'LEGO-like' modular building blocks.

Contact: Anne Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nano Letters
Core technology springs from nanoscale rods
Rice University scientists have demonstrated a method for reversibly changing the light emitted from metallic nanorods by moving atoms from one place to another inside the particles. The discovery could lead to a new type of multistate memory, as well as reconfigurable sensors and catalysts.
National Science Foundation, Northwestern University, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Funds for Research of Quebec - Nature and Technology, University of Laval

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nature Materials
Flexing while clotting
Biomedical engineers from Emory and Georgia Tech have devised a microfluidic device for the diagnosis of bleeding disorders, where platelets can demonstrate their strength by squeezing two protein dots together. Imagine rows and rows of strength testing machines from a carnival, but very tiny.
NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Science Foundation

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Oct-2016
Nature Photonics
Metamaterial uses light to control its motion
Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances, enabling it to oscillate indefinitely using energy absorbed from light.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

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
karoff@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-0450
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
pressestelle@bfr.bund.de
49-301-841-24300
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
r.attwood@soton.ac.uk
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
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
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
BarbaraKennedy@psu.edu
814-863-4682
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
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
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
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
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

Contact: jsmelvi@clemson.edu
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-656-2268
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
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
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
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Science
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
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Science
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
scyang@lbl.gov
510-486-4575
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
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
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
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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