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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)

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Recent Patents on Biotechnology
Recent advances in ligand and structure based screening of potent quorum sensing inhibitors
Computer-aided high throughput ligand and structure based virtual screening are most effective pharmacoinformatic tools prior to experiment.

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

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Yale scientists edit gene mutations in inherited form of anemia
A Yale-led research team used a new gene editing strategy to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations and alleviated the disease in mice, the researchers said. The finding could lead to studies of a similar gene therapy to treat people with inherited blood disorders.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, DSF Charitable Foundation, Yale University/Robert E. Hunter Fund

Contact: Ziba Kashef
ziba.kashef@yale.edu
203-436-9317
Yale University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
EPJ B
Supersonic phenomena, the key to extremely low heat loss nano-electronics
Freak waves, as well as other less striking localized excitations, occur in nature at every scale. In a recent study, Manuel G. Velarde from the Pluridisciplinary Institute of the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and colleagues, performed computer simulations to compare two types of localized excitations in nano-electronics. Their findings, published in a recent study in EPJ B, confirm that such localized excitations are natural candidates for energy storage and transport.

Contact: Sabine Lehr
Sabine.Lehr@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Physical Review X
How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?
The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by UCL scientists.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
Can the brain feel it? The world's smallest extracellular needle-electrodes
A research team from Toyohashi University of Technology developed the world's smallest 5-μm-diameter low-invasive needle electrodes, which are assembled on 1 x 1 mm2 blocks. Surprisingly, high quality neuronal signals from a mouse's cortex were stably recorded for a long period. Their new electrode device reduces the total invasiveness to brain tissue in vivo and realizes stable neural recordings, thus enhancing opportunities for needle-electrode device technology in neurophysiology.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Asahi Glass Foundation, Takeda Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Langmuir
Hybrid nanostructures hold hydrogen well
Three-dimensional structures that combine boron nitride nanotubes and graphene may be suitable for hydrogen storage for cars, according to calculations by Rice University scientists.
Rice University, Iran Science Elites Federation

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
ACS Photonics
The quantum sniffer dog
A new kind of sensor to identify gases has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), based on quantum-cascade-technology. The sensor can emit laser light which is sent through the gas and reflected back into the sensor, where the same structure can act as a light detector.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
Flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology has succeeded in the development of flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SSPDs or SNSPDs). This technique enables SSPDs with a broadband high detection efficiency reject a specific wavelength, and is effective for multidisciplinary applications in fields such as the quantum cryptography, fluorescence spectroscopy, and remote sensing that require high efficiency over a precise spectral range and strong signal rejection at other wavelengths.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development

Contact: Sachiko Hirota
publicity@nict.go.jp
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Nano Letters
New method increases energy density in lithium batteries
Columbia Engineering Professor Yuan Yang has developed a new method to increase the energy density of lithium batteries. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, which makes the battery both longer lasting and cheaper to manufacture. The work, which may improve the energy density of lithium batteries by 10-30%, is published online today in Nano Letters.
Columbia Engineering, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Nature Materials
3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors
Researchers have made the first entirely 3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing process, the 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized. This new approach to manufacturing may one day allow researchers to rapidly design organs-on-chips, also known as microphysiological systems, that match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient's cells.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, US Army Research Laboratory, Harvard University Materials Research Science and Engineering

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Science
Nanosciences: Genes on the rack
Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a novel nanotool that provides a facile means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
0049-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Light: Science and Applications
Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches
A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies
New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology.

Contact: Simon Wood
simon.wood@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-8356
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
A novel noninvasive imaging probe for fast and sensitive detection of cancer
The ultimate goal of cancer diagnostics is to develop sensitive imaging techniques for reliable detection of tumor malignancy in the body. Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have come close to achieving this goal by developing an injectable imaging probe that can specifically detect solid tumors based on the activity of hypoxia-inducible factor regulated by the ubiquitin-proteasome system.
Japan Society for the promotion of Science

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
media@jim.titech.ac.jp
81-357-342-975
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
From ancient fossils to future cars
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed an inexpensive, energy-efficient way to create silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries from the fossilized remains of single-celled algae called diatoms. The research could lead to the development of ultra-high capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and portable electronics.

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Science
Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up
Rice University scientists smash silver micro-cubes at near supersonic speeds to see how deforming their crystalline structures can make them both stronger and tougher. The research could lead to better materials for high-impact applications like bulletproof vests, vehicle collision protection and advanced material processing techniques.
Rice University

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

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