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Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
New research shows how nanowires can be formed
In an article published in Nature today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Contact: Cecilia Schubert
Lund University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing devices
Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a report in Nature Communications this week. By leveraging the good ideas of the natural world and the semiconductor community, researchers may be able to greatly simplify the operation of quantum devices built from superconductors. They call this a 'semiconductor-inspired' approach and suggest that it can provide a useful guide to improving superconducting quantum circuits.

Contact: Charles Tahan
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Boston Children's Hospital has developed an inexpensive miniaturized Centrifuge Force Microscope that in combination with DNA nanoswitch technology permits highly reliable analysis of the force responses of thousands of similar molecules simultaneously.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Applied Optics
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth. They report the results in Applied Optics, a journal of The Optical Society.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
Advanced energy storage material gets unprecedented nanoscale analysis
Researchers have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries.

Contact: Bill Cabage
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors
Russian scientists have developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors -- this type of memory will be able to work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices commonly used today. The principle of these new cells is based on quantum effects in 'sandwiches' of a superconductor-dielectric-superconductor -- so-called 'Josephson junctions.'
Russian Science Foundation, Government of the Russian Federation

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
New microwave imaging approach opens a nanoscale view on processes in liquids
New microwave imaging approach trumps X-ray and electron-based methods that can damage delicate samples and muddy results. And it spares expensive equipment from being exposed to liquids, while eliminating the need to harden probes against corrosive, toxic, or other harmful environments.

Contact: Mark Bello
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dr. Nadja Spitzer of Marshall University's College of Science has been awarded a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Spitzer, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earned the award for her work to study how exposure to silver nanoparticles could be affecting the brains of children and adults.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ginny Painter
Marshall University Research Corporation

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Physical Society Conference
Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices
In NSF-funded research, University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: M.B. Reilly
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Nature Photonics
Laser beams with a 'twist'
Using geometric phase inside lasers for the first time, researchers find a way to change the orbital angular momentum of laser beams.

Contact: Schalk Mouton
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices
Someday, cicadas and dragonflies might save your sight. The key to this power lies in their wings, which are coated with a forest of tiny pointed pillars that impale and kill bacterial cells unlucky enough to land on them. Now, scientists report they have replicated these antibacterial nanopillars on synthetic polymers that are being developed to restore vision. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
APS March Meeting 2016
NIST creates fundamentally accurate quantum thermometer
Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists have found a way to calibrate temperature measurements by monitoring the tiny motions of a nanomechanical system that are governed by the often counterintuitive rules of quantum mechanics.

Contact: Chad Boutin
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course
A team of engineers at Drexel University recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Hunting for Big Bang neutrinos that could shed new light on the origin of the universe
Article describes a Princeton University physicists laboratory at PPPL to hunt for Big Bang neutrinos.
Simons Foundation, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
APS March Meeting 2016
UC team's small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology
The discovery of a new nanostructure by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers promises to advance technology used in the early detection and treatment of cancerous cells.

Contact: Rachel Richardson
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
ACS Catalysis
CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough
Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds to allow the formation of new ones. The study is the cover story in the journal ACS Catalysis published by the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
City College of New York

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Cyborg cardiac patch may treat the diseased heart
A new engineering innovation from Tel Aviv University will revolutionize the treatment of heart disease. The 'cyborg heart patch' combines organic and engineered parts, and its capabilities surpass those of human tissue alone.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
For decades, researchers have tried to duplicate the function of beta cells, which don't work properly in patients with diabetes. Now, researchers have devised another option: a synthetic patch filled with natural beta cells that can secrete doses of insulin to control blood sugar levels on demand.
NC TraCS, American Diabetes Association, and National Science Foundation

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Energy & Environmental Science
MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power
Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
PolyU develops novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu virus
The Department of Applied Physics and Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have jointly developed a novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu and other viruses.
Innovation and Technology Support Programme

Contact: Janice Chan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Optics Letters
Tunable windows for privacy, camouflage
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or somewhere in between with the flick of a switch.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leah Burrows
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment
A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection. The findings, published today in the journal Angewandte Chemie, offer a new way of treating such viruses: instead of destroying the pathogens, introduce a block on how they interact with cells.
Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Sarah Reed
University of Leeds

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic cancer treatment
A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung metastases in mice. This landmark study appears today in Nature Biotechnology (early online edition).
Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, The Cockrell Foundation

Contact: Gale Smith
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
DNA 'origami' could help build faster, cheaper computer chips
Electronics manufacturers constantly hunt for ways to make faster, cheaper computer chips, often by cutting production costs or by shrinking component sizes. Now, researchers report that DNA, the genetic material of life, might help accomplish this goal when it is formed into specific shapes through a process reminiscent of the ancient art of paper folding.The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
A nanoparticle does double duty, imaging and treating atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside arteries, is a prolific and invisible killer, but it may soon lose its ability to hide in the body. Scientists have developed a nanoparticle that mimics high-density lipoprotein. It can simultaneously light up and treat atherosclerotic plaques that clog arteries, which could someday help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The researchers present their findings at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

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