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Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Central Science
Turning smokestack emissions into carbon nanotube-containing batteries
Carbon dioxide is a main component of smokestack emissions and the most important greenhouse gas implicated in climate change. This week in ACS Central Science, researchers show that they can turn this pollutant into something useful -- a material in high demand for high-tech batteries that are needed to store 'green' energy such as solar power, while limiting the environmental impact of current power plants.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
NSF grant to help researcher with manufacture of ultra-thin precision parts
Kansas State University's Shuting Lei has received a National Science Foundation Manufacturing Machines and Equipment grant for his work on machining precision parts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Source: Shuting Lei
Kansas State University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Macromolecular Nanotechnology Journal
Physicists get a perfect material for air filters
A research team from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have synthesized the material that is perfect for protection of respiratory organs, analytical research and other practical purposes. An almost weightless fabric made of nylon nanofibers with a diameter less than 15 nm beats any other similar materials in terms of filtering and optical properties.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Chemistry
From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial
A molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building a new kind of DNA structure.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Surrey's £3m grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies
A new £3 million grant announced today by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights
Researchers at Kyushu University demonstrated a new and simple modification with the potential to improve the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes in displays and lighting using both typical emitting materials and future ones with increased efficiency at a lower cost.
Kumamoto Collaborations on Organic Electronics under the Regional Innovation Strategy Support Program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: William John Potscavage Jr.
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
NCE to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students at 18th Annual Salute to Excellence
Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution
Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
City College of New York

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Syracuse chemists combine biology, nanotechnology to create alternate energy source
Chemists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made a transformational advance in an alternate lighting source -- one that doesn't require a battery or a plug.

Contact: Rob Enslin
Syracuse University

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
New NIST method may find elusive flaws in medical implants and spacecraft
Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at first harmless and often hidden, can start conducting electricity, depleting batteries or shorting out the electronics.Now, after years of effort by manufacturers and researchers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a nondestructive approach for detecting cracks in ceramic capacitors before they go bad.

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nanotechnology delivery system offers new approach to skin disease therapies
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a nanotechnology-based delivery system containing a protective cellular pathway inducer that activates the body's natural defense against free radicals efficiently, a development that could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders.
David and Ines Myers Fund of Cleveland, Yissum, Hebrew University Fund

Contact: Avivit Delgoshen
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Nanoparticles on nanosteps
A group of scientists from the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste and the DEMOCRITOS centre of the Istituto Officina dei Materiali of the Italian National Research Council (IOM-CNR), with the collaboration of other institutions, have developed a material that maintains the stability of a 'dispersed' catalyst, thus maximising the efficiency of the process and decreasing costs and wastage. The study has just been published in Nature Communications.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
New form of electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a new imaging technique, tested on samples of nanoscale gold and carbon, that greatly improves images of light elements using fewer electrons. The technique can reveal structural details for materials that would be invisible to a traditional electron-imaging method.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Physical Review B
University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene
UK's Madhu Menon and collaborators have discovered a new material that could advance digital technology and open a new frontier in 2-D materials beyond graphene. Truly flat and extremely stable, the material is made up of light, inexpensive and earth abundant elements.

Contact: whitney Harder
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Advanced Materials
Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length
EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in artificial skin, connected clothing and on-­body sensors.

Contact: Stéphanie Lacour
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Preventing protein unfolding
A computational model shows that polymers can reinforce proteins to prevent them from unfolding under mechanical forces.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
Northwestern University

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
K-Glass 3 offers users a keyboard to type text
K-Glass, smart glasses reinforced with augmented reality that were first developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, with the second version released in 2015, is back with an even stronger model. The latest version, which KAIST researchers are calling K-Glass 3, allows users to text a message or type in key words for Internet surfing by offering a virtual keyboard for text and even one for a piano.

Contact: Lan Yoon
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors
A study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a new parallel-computing approach based on a combination of nanotechnology and biology that can solve combinatorial problems. The approach is scalable, error-tolerant, energy-efficient, and can be implemented with existing technologies.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Diez
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Nature Communications: How metal clusters grow
First the nucleus, then the shell: researchers from Marburg and Karlsruhe have studied stepwise formation of metal clusters, smallest fractions of metals in molecular form. The shell gradually forms around the inner atom rather than by later inclusion of the central atom. Knowledge of all development steps may allow for customized optoelectronic and magnetic properties, as is reported by the researchers in the science journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Jet engines to become cleaner in future
Thanks to a close collaboration between the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, SR Technics and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Switzerland is setting an international benchmark by developing a method for measuring emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines. The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection of the International Civil Aviation Organization recently approved a preliminary standard governing the emission of particulates by aircraft engines.

Contact: Rainer Klose
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Science Advances
New research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies
New research published today in Science Advances has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date.

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
Science Advances
Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics
Demonstrating a strategy that could form the basis for a new class of electronic devices with uniquely tunable properties, researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes based on exciplexes simply by changing the distance between key molecules in the devices by a few nanometers.
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: William John Potscavage Jr.
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
New catalyst makes hydrogen peroxide accessible to developing world
A group of researchers from Cardiff Catalyst Institute, Lehigh University and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a method of producing hydrogen peroxide on demand through a simple, one-step process. The method enables dilute H2O2 to be made directly from hydrogen and oxygen in small quantities on-site, making it more accessible to underdeveloped regions of the world, where it could be used to purify water.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement
A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The pumps provide precise control over flow rate without the aid of an external power source and are capable of turning on in response to specific chemicals.
Charles E. Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Enzymatic engines
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, along with collaborators at Penn State University's Chemistry Department, have discovered a novel way of utilizing the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement.

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

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