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Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Chemical cages: New technique advances synthetic biology
In a new study, Hao Yan, director of the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute presents a clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with, speeding up reactions essential for life processes.

Contact: Richard Harth
Arizona State University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices
An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, could open the door to the development of flexible electronic devices with applications as wide-ranging as display technology to medical imaging and renewable energy production. The transistor is easily scaled and has power-handling capabilities at least 10 times greater than commercially produced thin film transistors.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University of Alberta

Contact: Richard Cairney
University of Alberta

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
Acta Crystallographica Section A
Twisted X-rays unravel the complexity of helical structures
Since the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals just over 100 years ago, X-ray diffraction as a method of structure determination has dominated structural research in materials science and biology. However, many of the most important materials whose structures remain unknown do not readily crystallize as three-dimensional periodic structures.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Partnerships for International Research and Education, Office of Navel Research, MURI Program

Contact: D.r Jonathan K. Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making sense of metallic glass
Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. But much about them remains poorly understood. A team is trying to figure out the rules that govern metallic glass's creation. They are doing this by looking at metallic glasses under extreme pressures. High-pressure research can be used to probe structure on an atomic level and understand a material's state of order or disorder.

Contact: Qiaoshi "Charles" Zeng
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineers 3-D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening
A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3-D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. Researchers said the advance could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs. The work was published the week of Feb. 8 in the online early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles
Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum networks in the future.

Contact: Edo Waks
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes
Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries.
US Department of Energy

Contact: emil venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how Michigan Tech researcher Yoke Khin Yap's nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum tunneling.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Yoke Khin Yap
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria to give it a new function.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Stanford's GCEP awards $7.6 million for energy research
The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $7.6 million for research on advanced energy technologies for industrialized countries and the developing world. The funding will be shared by six research teams at Stanford and three other universities.
Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Physical Review Letters
A fast solidification process makes material crackle
Researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience at Aalto University and their colleagues at Brown University and the University of California, Irvine, have developed a theory that answers this question by combining for the first time the understanding of vibrations in solid material and the solidification of liquid at a microscopic level. The results were published in the renowned scientific publication Physical Review Letters in January.

Contact: Vili Heinonen
Aalto University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices
Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond. The achievement of this complex yet elegant arrangement may open a path to new materials that take advantage of the optical and mechanical properties of this crystalline structure for applications such as optical transistors, color-changing materials, and lightweight yet tough materials.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment
UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast cancer, and is available for commercial licensing through UC Davis Office of Research.
National Institutes of Health, Academia Sinica

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
IUPUI chemist receives $1.1 million for research, training of future minority researchers
Supported by an NSF CAREER award, Lisa M. Jones of IUPUI is developing a novel approach to study of cell membrane proteins in their native cellular environment -- work fundamental to gaining a better understanding of protein misfolding, which has been linked to life-limiting human diseases including cystic fibrosis. Her work provides state-of-the-art research training for undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities as well as both undergraduate and graduate students from IUPUI.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Researchers develop hack-proof RFID chips
Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack. If such chips were widely adopted, it could mean that an identity thief couldn't steal your credit card number or key card information by sitting next to you at a café, and high-tech burglars couldn't swipe expensive goods from a warehouse and replace them with dummy tags.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
APL Materials
Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN
Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, which has a suite of applications, including the development of advanced power grid technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Heliophysics CubeSat to launch on NASA's SLS
Just a bit bigger than a box of cereal, one of the first CubeSats to travel in interplanetary space will be NASA's miniature space science station, dedicated to studying the dynamic particles and magnetic fields that stream from the sun.

Contact: Karen Fox
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
NASA's ICESat-2 equipped with unique 3-D manufactured part
NASA's follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won't be the only first for this mission.

Contact: Lori Keesey
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Novel nanoparticle made of common mineral may help keep tumor growth at bay
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
'Snow' better way to clean coordinate-measuring machine probes
Manufacturers in search of the most effective, fast and green way to keep coordinate-measuring machine probes dirt-free and error-free should use a dry ice technique, known as carbon dioxide 'snow' cleaning.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Emma Lowry
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Scientists have put a high precision blood assay into a simple test strip
Researchers have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. It is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. markers, which indicate the onset or development of a disease) in various samples, including opaque solutions or strongly colored liquids.
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and Ministry of Education and Science

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Nature Materials
Nature Materials: Smallest lattice structure worldwide
KIT scientists now present the smallest lattice structure made by man in the Nature Materials journal. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon and are less than 1 μm long and 200 nm in diameter. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of five. The small dimension results in so far unreached ratios of strength to density. Applications as electrodes, filters or optical components might be possible.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
UTA engineers finding uses for ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in medical, consumer fields
A new type of ultra-thin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency.
US Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A highway for spin waves
The success story of information processing by way of moving electrons is slowly coming to an end. The miniaturization creates partly unsolvable physical problems for manufacturers. This is why magnetic spin waves could be the future: they are faster and use less power. Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and TU Dresden have developed a method for controlling the propagation of these information carriers at the nanolevel in a targeted and simple way.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Switching light with a silver atom
Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications, have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.

Contact: Juerg Leuthold
ETH Zurich

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