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Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Adding hydrogen to graphene
IBS researchers report a fundamental study of how graphene is hydrogenated.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats
MIPT's scientists offer a promising gas sensor composition. They say that choosing the right materials could easily mean making a detection system 10 times more efficient. They believe binary metal oxide sensors open up great prospects. In such systems, one component provides a high electron density in the conduction band and another acts as a strong catalyst. Effective and selective gas sensors could be used, among other things, to identify terrorist threats and detect environmental pollutants.
The Russian Scientific Foundation

Contact: Nicolas
nicolas.posunko@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Science Advances
'Nanoparticle taxicab' materials can identify, collect and transport debris on surfaces
Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell, a kind of 'pick up and drop off' service that represents the first successful translation of this biological process in a materials context.
DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Nano Letters
Chemists create clusters of organelles by mimicking nature
Scientists from the University of Basel have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. They managed to connect the synthetic compartments by creating bridges made of DNA between them. This represents an important step towards the realization of so-called molecular factories. The journal Nano Letters has published their results.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
ACS Energy Letters
Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps
Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and common household chemicals.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Science Advances
First time physicists observed and quantified tiny nanoparticle crossing lipid membrane
First time physicists observed and quantified tiny gold nanoparticle crossing lipid membrane. Spontaneously translocating lipid-voated hydrophobic gold nanoparticles open doors for new biotechnology applications. This discovery of fast translocation of tiny gold nanoparticles through barriers protecting cells, i.e. lipid bilayer, may raise concerns about safety of nanomaterials for public health and may suggest to revise the security norms at nanoscale bringing attention to the safety of nanomaterials in general.

Contact: Vladimir Baulin
vladimir.baulin@urv.cat
34-977-558-577
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Science Advances
Engineers develop new magnetic ink to print self-healing devices that heal in record time
A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electrical circuits. The key ingredient for the ink is microparticles oriented in a certain configuration by a magnetic field. The devices repair tears as wide as 3 millimeters -- a record in the field. Researchers detail their findings in the Nov. 2 issue of Science Advances.

Contact: IOANA PATRINGENARU
ipatrin@eng.ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Carbon
Diamond nanothread: Versatile new material could prove priceless for manufacturing
QUT's Dr Haifei Zhan is leading a global effort to work out how many ways humanity can use a newly-invented material with enormous potential -- diamond nanothread.

Contact: Kate Haggman
kate.haggman@qut.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Tiny graphene radios may lead to Internet of Nano-Things
Researchers are developing tiny, graphene-based radios for high-speed wireless communication in the terahertz band. The technology could reduce the time it takes to complete complex tasks, such as migrating the files of one computer to another, from hours to seconds. Other potential applications include implantable body nanosensors and nanosensors that monitor bridges, polluted waterways and elsewhere. These are examples of the so-called Internet of Nano-Things, a play on the more common Internet of Things.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
Experimental Mechanics
NIST unveils forensic technique to measure mechanical properties of evidence
Judging forensic evidence such as hair by looks alone can be deceiving, as well as vague and subjective. Instead, what if investigators could precisely measure a hair's mechanical properties -- its stiffness and stickiness? In fact, they can, according to recent experiments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is developing science-based methods to help ensure rigorous forensic practices.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Making lasers cool again
Sushil Kumar of Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science believes he's on track to unleash the power of terahertz lasers; he recently received a grant from the NSF, 'Phase-locked arrays of high-power terahertz lasers with ultra-narrow beams,' with a goal of producing vastly greater optical intensities than currently possible -- and removing barriers to widescale research and commercial adoption.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chris Larkin
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
RIT awarded $1.8 million NIH grant to develop ultrathin membranes for tissue engineering
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are advancing tissue engineering through new work in developing improved porous membranes that will be the 'scaffolds,' or foundational structures, for in vitro tissue models. Thomas Gaborski, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop 'Transparent ultrathin nano-membranes for barrier cell models and novel co-cultures systems.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Current Biology
Jumping spiders can hear sound without eardrums
There really is a 'spider sense.' With help from Binghamton University's Ron Miles, researchers found that despite not having ears -- or ear drums -- jumping spiders can perceive airborne sound.

Contact: Ron Miles
miles@binghamton.edu
607-777-4747
Binghamton University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Physical Review X
Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums
Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Jyväskylä have developed a new method of measuring microwave signals extremely accurately. This method can be used for processing quantum information, for example by efficiently transforming signals from microwave circuits to the optical regime.
Academy of Finland, European Research Council

Contact: Mika Sillanpää
mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi
358-503-447-330
Aalto University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Nature Materials
Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives
By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. This is one of the first demonstrations of engineering electronic systems into plants, an approach known as 'plant nanobionics.'

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-827-7637
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
UD research to use space lab for 'smart' material investigation
The University of Delaware's Eric Furst is leading one of five projects recently selected to conduct fluid dynamics investigations in the International Space Station's US National Laboratory. The program is jointly administered by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the National Science Foundation.
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
Nano Research
A tiny machine
UCSB electrical and computer engineers design an infinitesimal computing device.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
INWT 2017 Special Session on Innovations in Web Technologies
Applied Physics Letters
Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride
Four Lehigh engineers have reported a previously unknown property for GaN: Its wear resistance approaches that of diamonds and promises to open up applications in touch screens, space vehicles and radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems, all of which require high-speed, high-vibration technology. The researchers reported their findings in August in Applied Physics Letters n an article titled 'Ultralow wear of gallium nitride.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
When it comes to atomic-scale manufacturing, less really is more
Robert Wolkow is no stranger to mastering the ultra-small and the ultra-fast. A pioneer in atomic-scale science with a Guinness World Record to boot (for a needle with a single atom at the point), Wolkow's team, together with collaborators at the Max Plank Institute in Hamburg, have just released findings that detail how to create atomic switches for electricity, many times smaller than what is currently used.

Contact: Jennifer Pascoe
jennifer.pascoe@ualberta.ca
780-492-8813
University of Alberta

Public Release: 27-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Metamaterial device allows chameleon-like behavior in the infrared
An electric current will not only heat a hybrid metamaterial, but will also trigger it to change state and fade into the background like a chameleon in what may be the proof-of-concept of the first controllable metamaterial device, or metadevice, according to a team of engineers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Nature Microbiology
First direct visualization of archaella's rotation using cross-kymography
The first direct observation of rotation and steps of the archaellum in a swimming archaeon use a novel 'cross-kymography' visualization method.

Contact: Tomoyuki Matsui
koho-off@gakushuin.ac.jp
81-359-921-008
Gakushuin University

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Univeristy at Buffalo to build one-of-a-kind advanced materials data research lab
The University at Buffalo will transform the traditional role of a materials research database as a repository for information into an automated computer laboratory that rapidly collects, interprets and learns from massive amounts of information.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
ACS Nano
How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years
Nanoscience research involves molecules 100 times smaller than cancer cells with the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now nine prominent nanoscientists look ahead to what we can expect in the coming decade, and conclude that nanoscience is poised to make important contributions in many areas, including health care, electronics, energy, food and water.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut
A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery -- which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery -- overcomes one of the key hurdles preventing their commercial development by mimicking the structure of the cells which allow us to absorb nutrients.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
High-storage sodium ion batteries
Tin selenide is found to have the highest energy density of any transition metal selenide. It can be combined with sodium ion batteries for high-performing renewable batteries to replace lithium ion.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

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