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Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Chemist receives prestigious Israel research award
Northwestern University's Mercouri Kanatzidis has received the 2016 Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. Totaling $1 million, the Samson Prize is the world's largest monetary prize awarded in the field of alternative fuels. Kanatzidis equally shares the prize with MIT's Gregory Stephanopoulos. The two researchers are being honored for their innovative scientific contributions to alternative fuel development. Kanatzidis' citation notes his 'seminal contributions in the design of nanostructured thermoelectric materials, which convert heat to electricity.'

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Physical Review Fluids
Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement
An MIT team has found a way to make droplets move on a silicon surface just by adjusting the temperature, using a process called thermocapillary action and a lubricant-impregnated surface.
MIT France program, Swiss National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Advanced Materials
Bendable electronic paper displays whole color range
Less than a micrometre thin, bendable and giving all the colours that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed the basis for a new electronic 'paper.' Their results were recently published in the high impact journal Advanced Materials.

Contact: Andreas Dahlin
andreas.dahlin@chalmers.se
46-317-722-844
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
NIH nearly doubles investment in BRAIN Initiative research
The National Institutes of Health announced its third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing NIH's total fiscal year 2016 investment to just over $150 million.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: NINDS Press Team
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
Technology may aid at-home heart attack diagnosis, patient monitoring
Bioengineers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed a flexible, mechanically stable, disposable sensor for monitoring proteins circulating in the blood that are released from damaged heart muscle cells at the onset of a heart attack.

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

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Nano Letters
Researchers develop DNA-based single-electron electronic devices
Nature has inspired generations of people, offering a plethora of different materials for innovations. One such material is the molecule of the heritage, or DNA, thanks to its unique self-assembling properties.
Academy of Finland, DAAD

Contact: Jussi Toppari
j.jussi.toppari@jyu.fi
358-408-054-123
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Xi Chen named 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award finalist
Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering with the City University of New York's Advanced Science Research Center has been named a 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Contact: Paul McQuiston
paul.mcquiston@asrc.cuny.edu
212-413-3307
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
ChemistrySelect
Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

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