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Showing releases 776-800 out of 2011.

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Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nature Protocols
Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot
For the past several years, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, Rashid Bashir's research group is sharing the recipe for the current generation of bio-bots. Their how-to paper is the cover article in Nature Protocols.

Contact: Rashid Bashir
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Chemistry - A European Journal
Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside
Researchers have witnessed -- for the first time -- cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.
Cancer Research UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, European Research Council

Contact: Luke Walton
University of Warwick

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
A new platform to study graphene's electronic properties
IBS scientists model the electronic structure of graphene.

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
The ultimate green technology
Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists in Edmonton, Canada has done just that, led by a world-renowned physicist and his up-and-coming protégé.

Contact: Jennifer Pascoe
University of Alberta

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin MoS2, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various potential MoS2-based applications.

Contact: SungWoo Nam
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
APL Photonics
Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer
A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation explained this week in APL Photonics, from AIP Publishing, derives from their groundbreaking work in meta-lenses. The hand-held spectrometers offer real promise for applications ranging from health care diagnostics to environmental and food monitoring.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Center for Nanoscale Systems, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Network

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Metamaterial: Mail armor inspires physicists
The Middle Ages certainly were far from being science-friendly: Whoever looked for new findings off the beaten track faced the threat of being burned at the stake. Hence, the contribution of this era to technical progress is deemed to be rather small. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), however, were inspired by medieval mail armor when producing a new metamaterial with novel properties. They succeeded in reversing the Hall coefficient of a material.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Researchers optimize the assembly of micro-/meso-/macroporous carbon for Li-S batteries
High volume ratio of carbon micropores combined with the assembly of meso-/macropores remarkably improve the capabilities of Li-S batteries, which relieve shuttle effect by strong physical absorption from micropores, increase sulfur content and supply abundant avenue for electrolyte infiltration and ion transportation by meso-/macropores.
Chinese Academy of Science, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China

Contact: Chin Wanying
World Scientific

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Tissue Engineering, Part A
Silver ion-coated medical devices could fight MRSA while creating new bone
The rise of MRSA infections is limiting the treatment options for physicians and surgeons. Now, an international team of researchers, led by Elizabeth Loboa, dean of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, has used silver ion-coated scaffolds, or biomaterials that are created to hold stem cells, which slow the spread of or kill MRSA while regenerating new bone. Scientists feel that the biodegradable and biocompatible scaffolds could be the first step in the fight against MRSA in patients.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
Flat lens opens a broad world of color
SEAS researchers have developed the first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green. This bandwidth, close to that of an LED, paves the way for new applications in imaging, spectroscopy and sensing.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
CWRU researchers secure $2 million NIH grant to test portable sickle cell monitor
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will use a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a small, portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients. They hope to make the device as useful as at-home insulin monitors diabetes patients use to manage their disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
ACS Nano
Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatment
The new gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 holds promise for new treatment of such genetic diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. But to work well, it must be delivered across the cell membrane and into its nucleus, a process that can trigger cell defenses and 'trap' CRISPR/Cas9, reducing its treatment potential. Now, Vincent Rotello's laboratory at UMass Amherst has designed a delivery system using nanoparticles to assist CRISPR/Cas9 across the membrane and avoid entrapment by cellular machinery.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method improves accuracy of imaging systems
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices. The findings, published Dec. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a mechanism -- known as single-pixel interior filling function, or SPIFF -- to detect and correct systematic errors in data and image analysis used in many areas of science and engineering.
University of Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
University of Chicago

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Advanced Optical Materials
Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle
Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a 3-D printed structural-colored material that has a viewing angle of 160 degrees, the largest of any synthetic structural colors demonstrated. They could be mass produced and used as pigment replacements -- many of which are toxic -- in materials i.e. plastics, textiles and paper, and for producing color for wide-angle viewing systems i.e. phones and televisions.

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Surprising spin behavior at room temperature
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have observed almost purely circularly polarized electroluminescence from GaAs-based spin-polarized light-emitting diodes at room temperature, with no external magnetic field. This behavior indicates the presence of spin-dependent nonlinear processes, which may allow the development of semiconductor-based spin-photonic devices in the future.

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Materials
Smarter MRI diagnosis with nano MRI lamp
IBS scientists devise a new platform to overcome the limits of MRI contrast agents.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Physics
Towards new IT devices with stable and transformable solitons
Multi-digit systems, solitonics and brain-like machines. Their experiments and models are published in Nature Physics and pave the way to a new field of electronics: Solitonics.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Monell Center receives grant to characterize distinctive odor of ovarian cancer
A new three-year $815,000 grant to the Monell Center from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation will allow Monell scientists and collaborators to confirm initial findings of a unique odor pattern, known as an odor signature, for ovarian cancer. The multi-disciplinary team will utilize the odor information to customize a portable screening device that can diagnose the deadly disease at early, treatable stages.
Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

Contact: Leslie Stein
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
ACS Nano
Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction
NaMLab and cfaed reached an important breakthrough in the development of energy-efficient electronic circuits using transistors based on germanium.

Contact: Matthias Hahndorf
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle
A multi-institution team simulated, for the first time, atomic-level magnetic properties in regions of a real nanoparticle based on experimental data. UCLA and Berkeley Lab's cutting-edge imaging and 3-D reconstruction techniques combined with the 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer at OLCF and the award-winning LSMS magnetic structure code, developed at ORNL, enabled researchers to model the magnetic properties of over a thousand atoms of an iron-platinum nanoparticle -- a material that has applications for next-generation magnetic storage devices.
DOE/Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Katie Jones
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Cell smasher
The microHammer will allow researchers to get a cellular-level understanding of what happens when force is applied to neurons.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Scientific Reports
Three magnetic states for each hole
Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for Computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ('antidot') three magnetic states can be configured.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

Contact: Andrea Fiore
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Thin, flexible, light-absorbent material for energy and stealth applications
Transparent window coatings that keep buildings and cars cool on sunny days. Devices that could more than triple solar cell efficiencies. Thin, lightweight shields that block thermal detection. These are potential applications for a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego.

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Physical Review X
Quantum phase transition observed for the first time
A group of scientists led by Johannes Fink from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria reported the first experimental observation of a first-order phase transition in a dissipative quantum system. Phase transitions are something we often encounter in everyday life, for example when watching the freezing of water. But they also occur at the quantum mechanical level, where they are -- in spite of their importance for various fields of physics -- relatively unexplored.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, National Research, Development and Innovation Office, János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Contact: Elisabeth Guggenberger
Institute of Science and Technology Austria

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