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Showing releases 751-775 out of 2009.

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Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Physical Review Letters
Researchers gain insight into a physical phenomenon that leads to earthquakes
Researchers at UPenn provide insight into a phenomenon called ageing that leads to more powerful earthquakes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ali Sundermier
alisun@upenn.edu
215-898-8562
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Russian and Indian scientists collaborate on development of a new type accumulator
In mid-February 2017 researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and the University of Madras obtained support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research for implementation of the project to create new materials for accumulators of capacitor type. The project should be completed within three years.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology and nanopore sequencing
DNA is the hereditary material in our cells and contains the instructions for them to live, behave, grow, and develop. These instructions are based on the order of the DNA bases, called nucleotides. To unlock the instructions, carried by a DNA molecule, we need to read these nucleotide sequences (by performing DNA sequencing).

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor
Toyohashi University of Technology researchers have developed microhotplates (MHPs), in which an SU-8 photoresist was employed as a supporting material. The MHP can moderate the requirement for the layout design and the process condition of integrated smart gas sensors. Furthermore, the researchers confirmed that the MHP has a good thermal isolation property. It was demonstrated that the hotplate can be heated to 550 °C, and that it operates stably for 100 min.
Japan Society for Promotion of Science

Contact: Ryoji Inada
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a 'nano-trampoline'. This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum phase transition from a superconducting state to an electrically insulating state close to absolute zero temperature, and is expected to be a milestone in the understanding of physical processes that govern the behavior of ultrathin systems at ultralow temperatures.
Israel-US Binational Foundation grant, EU Project MicroKelvin, LANEF

Contact: Elana Oberlander
elanadovrut@gmail.com
972-546-603-432
Bar-Ilan University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Materials Chemistry C
Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices
Waseda University researchers developed processes and materials for ultrathin devices using SBS elastomeric film, achieving ease of production, high elasticity and flexibility fifty times better than previously reported polymer nanosheets. Production of circuits with a household type inkjet printer, without the need for clean room conditions, along with fixing of electronic components without soldering promise to greatly increase wearing comfort and to radically lower barriers to manufacturing.

Contact: Marshall Adams
koho@list.waseda.jp
Waseda University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford-developed nanostraws sample a cell's contents without damage
Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical treatments.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Stanford Bio-X, Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Taylor Kubota
tkubota@stanford.edu
650-724-7707
Stanford University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Chemist awarded Sloan research fellowship
Ming Lee Tang, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for her research with nanoparticles that could have a strong impact on the solar power industry and biomedical fields.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Nature Physics
New window into the nanoworld
For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz electron dynamics of a semiconductor surface on the atomic scale. The successful experiment indicates a bright future for the new and quickly growing sub-field called terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy (THz-STM), pioneered by the University of Alberta in Canada. THz-STM allows researchers to image electron behaviour at extremely fast timescales and explore how that behaviour changes between different atoms.

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
Journal of Materials Science
New approach for the capture of tumor-derived exosomes from a prostate cancer cell line
In a new paper in Springer's Journal of Materials Science, researchers at Washington State University report a new approach for the effective capture of tumor-derived exosomes from a prostate cancer cell line. Exosomes are small secreted vesicles that play a key role in intercellular communication and cancer progression.
Prostate Cancer Research Program

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
The Open Electrical & Electronic Engineering Journal
A novel positioning algorithm based on self-adaptive algorithm
Much attention has been paid to the Taylor series expansion (TSE) method these years, which has been extensively used for solving nonlinear equations for its good robustness and accuracy of positioning. An early Taylor-series expansion location algorithm based on the RBF neural network (RBF-TSE) is proposed as the performance of TSE highly depends on the initial estimation.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Switched-on DNA
DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. Much like flipping your light switch at home -- only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair -- an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
Science
Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms
The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and laptops.

Contact: Julia Wandt
kum@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
'Future Trends for Top Materials' by Mario J.F. Calvete
In the last four decades materials science has evolved and developed into a very diverse range of highly specialized family of compounds -- from what were once essentially esoteric, often topical, basic research specialties -- into what one would clearly class today as one of the most significant and important industrial fields and specializations of our modern era.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
Researchers are first to see DNA 'blink'
Northwestern University biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global patterns of gene expression, which could yield insights into cancer. Vadim Backman will discuss the technology and its applications -- including the new concept of macrogenomics, a technology aiming to regulate the global patterns of gene expression without gene editing -- at the 2017 AAAS annual meeting.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.
Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary Research Initiative, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Access Networks, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Cymer Corporation

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
New technique uses liquid metals to create large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth to produce integrated circuits.

Contact: Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh
kourosh.kalantar@rmit.edu.au
61-488-332-245
RMIT University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Science
Printable solar cells just got a little closer
A University of Toronto Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.

Contact: Marit Mitchell
marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4498
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Science Advances
Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech
Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, DOE/Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering Division

Contact: Luke Walton
L.Walton.1@warwick.ac.uk
44-782-454-0863
University of Warwick

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Science
Cells divide by 'bricklaying on moving scaffolding'
Researchers have succeeded in finding out how bacteria cut themselves into two daughter cells. The bacteria appear to build a new cell wall working from the outside in with the help of multiple molecular 'bricklayers'. The 'bricklayers' move along the inside of the wall under construction by 'treadmilling'; the building of the cell wall is performed from scaffolding that is continuously being moved at the front, while at the rear it is continuously being dismantled.
European Research Council

Contact: Prof. Cees Dekker
c.dekker@tudelft.nl
31-152-786-094
Delft University of Technology

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
Science Advances
New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain
Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted. These smaller-than-a-capillary-sized probes could provide the reliable brain interface needed to control prosthetics, or follow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
UT Austin Brain Initiative, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size -- and, hopefully, the price tag -- of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties.
University of Texas at Dallas, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
Nature Materials
A new spin on electronics
Modern computer technology is based on the transport of electric charge in semiconductors. But this technology's potential will be reaching its limits in the near future, since the components deployed cannot be miniaturized further. But, there is another option: using an electron's spin, instead of its charge, to transmit information. A team of scientists from Munich and Kyoto is now demonstrating how this works.
German Research Foundation, Nanosystems Initiative Munich

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
Good vibrations help reveal molecular details
Rice University scientists develop a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery and amyloid interactions implicated in neurodegenerative disease.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Lockheed Martin

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
Nanotechnology based gene editing to eradicate HIV brain reservoir in drug abusers
The study will use nanotechnology with magneto electric nanoparticles (MENPs) to deliver drugs across the blood brain barrier in conjunction with the Cas9/gRNA gene editing strategy that has shown great promise in finding and destroying copies of HIV that have burrowed into the host's genome.
National Institutes for Health

Contact: Ileana Varela
ilvarela@fiu.edu
305-348-4926
Florida International University

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