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Public Release: 13-May-2016
Science Advances
A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have programmed polarization into compact holograms. These holograms use nanostructures that are sensitive to polarization (the direction in which light vibrates) to produce different images depending on the polarization of incident light. This advancement, which works across the spectrum of light, could lead to improvements in anti-fraud holograms as well as those used in entertainment displays.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Google Inc., Thorlabs Inc.

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

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Current Medicinal Chemistry
Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation
This article illustrates the mechanism and regulation of hemostasis, provides information on nanoparticle action on hemostasis and describes concept and limitations of assays in the assessment of nanoparticles.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 12-May-2016
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Ingestible robot operates in simulated stomach
In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-May-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells
Rice University researchers microwave composite materials of graphene nanoribbons and thermoset polymers to dramatically reinforce wellbores.

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Nanotech spinoff reaches commercial milestone
The first nanotechnology company created at the University of Houston has signed a distribution deal for its protective coatings. Integricote's sealers and stains for wood, masonry and concrete will be distributed by Binford Supply, a Dallas-based construction supply firm, under the name CaraPro. The coatings will continue to be produced in manufacturing facilities at the UH Energy Research Park on the Gulf Freeway.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Ana Sofia Silva receives Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from ISASF
Ana Sofia Silva's thesis proposes a new therapeutic approach to lung cancer, the most common and leading cause of cancer death in both men and women worldwide. Results 'reveal the extraordinary advantages of combining nanotechnology, molecular biology, polymer science, chemical engineering and supercritical fluid technologies, to develop robust and reliable pulmonary delivery systems for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.'
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FEDER, FSE

Contact: Renata Ramalho
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 11-May-2016
8th International Conference on Porous Media
New technology detects blood clots with simple in-home test
NSF-Funded UC research leads to a screening test for patients on blood thinners to reduce the risk for a blood clot or stroke that's as easy as an in-home diabetes test.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melanie Schefft
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Scientific Reports
New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets
Research published in the journals Materials Today Communications and Scientific Reports has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 10-May-2016
ACS Nano
Graphene flakes to calm synapses
Innovative graphene technology to buffer the activity of synapses-- this is the idea behind a recently-published study in the journal ACS Nano coordinated by the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste and the University of Trieste. In particular, the study showed how effective graphene oxide flakes are at interfering with excitatory synapses, an effect that could prove useful in new treatments for diseases like epilepsy

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

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Physics of Fluids
Enhancing lab-on-a-chip peristalsis with electro-osmosis
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology's Advanced Technology Development Center in Kharagpur, West Bengal have conducted lubrication theory-based analyses to explore the hydrodynamic effects of improving flow rate in pre-existing peristaltic hardware relying on an external electric field. Their research, which assesses the combined effects of electric fields and peristalsis on the channel flow rate, appears this week in Physics of Fluids, from AIP Publishing.

Contact: John Arnst
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Cell Metabolism
Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade
To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers reporting May 10 in Cell Metabolism describe a 'nanoblade' that can slice through a cell's membrane to insert mitochondria. The researchers have previously used this technology to transfer other materials between cells and hope to commercialize the nanoblade for wider use in bioengineering.

Contact: Karen Zusi
Cell Press

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes
A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cells. While the titanium dioxide nanoparticles are considered non-toxic because they don't kill cells at low concentrations, these cellular effects could add to concerns about long-term exposure to the nanomaterial.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
First single-enzyme method to produce quantum dots revealed
Three Lehigh University engineers have successfully demonstrated the first precisely controlled, biological way to manufacture quantum dots using a single-enzyme, paving the way for a significantly quicker, cheaper and greener production method. Their work was recently featured in an article in The New York Times called 'A curious tale of quantum dots.'
National Science Foundation under Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation-Photosynthetic Bioreactor Program

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Novel functionalized nanomaterials for CO2 capture
Climate change due to excessive CO2 levels is one of the most serious problems mankind has ever faced. CO2 emissions need to be reduced urgently to avoid potentially dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. To mitigate such emissions, CO2 capture is one of the best solutions. Scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, have developed novel functionalized nanomaterials that can capture CO2 with superior capture capacity and stability over conventional sorbents.
Department of Atomic Energy, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research

Contact: Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Nano Letters
Rice experts unveil submicroscopic tunable, optical amplifier
Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have unveiled a new nanoparticle amplifier that can generate infrared light and boost the output of one light by capturing and converting energy from a second light.
Welch Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, University of New Mexico

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Nature Communications
NUS scientists develop method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Nature Communications
Visualizing the lithiation of a nanosized iron-oxide material in real time
An electron microscopy technique for visualizing how lithium ions migrate at the nanoscale could help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-May-2016
Science Advances
Mass. General-developed device may provide rapid diagnosis of bacterial infections
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has developed a device with the potential of shortening the time required to rapidly diagnose pathogens responsible for health-care-associated infections from a couple of days to a matter of hours.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Contact: McKenzie Ridings
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 5-May-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
Speedy ion conduction in solid electrolytes clears road for advanced energy devices
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used state-of-the-art microscopy to identify a previously undetected feature, about 5 billionths of a meter (nanometers) wide, in a solid electrolyte. The work experimentally verifies the importance of that feature to fast ion transport, and corroborates the observations with theory. The new mechanism the researchers report in Advanced Energy Materials points out a new strategy for the design of highly conductive solid electrolytes.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-May-2016
ACS Photonics
Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption
Using a layer of molybdenum disulfide less than 1 nanometer thick, Rice University researchers in Isabell Thomann's lab have designed a system that can absorb more than 35 percent of incident light in the 400- to 700-nanometer wavelength range.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Nature Materials
Researchers develop 'designer' chemical separation membranes
Researchers from Imperial College London have developed a new synthetic method for producing molecularly designed polymer membranes that has the potential to make chemical separation processes up to two orders of magnitude more efficient than using conventional membranes.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission's Marie Curie Initiative, Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship, Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Contact: Michael Panagopulos
Imperial College London

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Nano Letters
A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip
Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists demonstrated a compact, efficient single photon source that can operate on a chip at ambient temperatures. A highly directional single photon source could lead to compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum information bits for future quantum technological applications. The team is working on a new generation of devices to allow production of single photons straight from the chip into optical fibers, without any additional optical components.
Einstein Foundation Berlin, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, European Cooperation in Science and Technology through COST Action MP1302 Nanospectroscopy

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2016
ORNL's GLIDES features advanced energy storage technology; Old tires get new life in sodium-ion batteries; Silicon carbide shows promise for reactor fuel, core structures; and a ORNL, Boeing collaboration delivers impressive results.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-May-2016
NASA repurposes passive thermal-control technology for CubeSats
An older technology once de rigueur for preventing spacecraft gadgetry from getting too hot or too cold has been resurrected and repurposed for an emerging class of small satellites now playing an increasingly larger role in space exploration, technology demonstration, and scientific research.

Contact: Lori Keesey
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Nature Chemistry
Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry.

Contact: Frank Würthner
University of Würzburg

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