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Showing releases 901-925 out of 2009.

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Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Physical Review E
Coffee-ring phenomenon explained in new theory
The formation of a simple coffee stain has been the subject of complex study for decades, though it turns out that there remain some stones still to be turned. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have modeled how a colloidal droplet evaporates and found a previously overlooked mechanism that more accurately determines the dynamics of particle deposition in evaporating sessile droplets, which has ramifications in many fields of today's technological world.

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Next Generation Solar Energy Meets Nanotechnology
Going green with nanotechnology
Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. Below, we will present their outstanding results.
Bavarian State Ministry/Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany

Contact: Dr. Esther Knemeyer Pereira
presse@uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-6002
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified
Processors and storage media making use of tiny structures called 'skyrmions' could one day lead to the further miniaturization of IT devices and improve their energy efficiency significantly. Physicists from Jülich have now put forward a method which could speed up the screening of suitable materials.

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Closer ties for silver clusters
KAUST researchers develop silver nanoclusters with hydrogen-rich shells to offer new opportunities in catalysis and opto-electronics.

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
First use of graphene to detect cancer cells
By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differentiate a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell, pointing the way to developing a simple, noninvasive tool for early cancer diagnosis.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Bill Burton
burton@uic.edu
312-996-2269
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery
Researchers have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. The method harnesses gold nanoparticles that are electrically activated, causing them to oscillate and bore holes in cells' outer membranes and allowing key molecules -- such as DNA, RNA, and proteins -- to gain entry.

Contact: Lori Schroth
ljschroth@partners.org
617-525-6374
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Rudolph's antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

Contact: Mark Byrne
m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
44-781-590-2560
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Study: How to keep nanoparticle caterpillars safe from the crows of the immune system
A University of Colorado Cancer Center paper published Dec. 19 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology details how the immune system recognizes nanoparticles, potentially paving the way to counteract or avoid this detection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 18-Dec-2016
Experts panel created to identify emerging technologies of greatest help to Africa
Harvard University's Calestous Juma will co-chair a new High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies, created to identify and foster appropriate regulation and use of existing and emerging technologies of greatest help to Africa's economic development. The Panel is mandated to assess the ethical and safety requirements and standards of emerging technologies and help promote their responsible regulation without imposing an undue burden on their adoption.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Pacific Northwest researchers to play key role in new Manufacturing USA Institute
PNNL and Oregon State University are part of the newest institute under the Manufacturing USA Initiative. PNNL and OSU will co-lead the Module and Component Manufacturing Focus Area for the institute.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role
Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots are used as electrocatalysts to reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to valuable hydrocarbons like ethylene and ethanol.
SABIC Global Technologies, B.V.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
NIST device for detecting subatomic-scale motion may aid robotics, homeland security
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small -- shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen atom.

Contact: Ben Stein
benjamin.stein@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Physical Review Applied
World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver -- built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio -- whose building blocks are the size of two atoms -- can withstand extremely harsh environments and is biocompatible, meaning it could work anywhere from a probe on Venus to a pacemaker in a human heart.
STC Center for Integrated Quantum Materials

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Science
Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells
New catalysts containing platinum and lead could improve the efficiency of fuel cells -- a promising technology for producing clean energy.
DOE/Office of Science, California State University-Northridge, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets
A platform floating on tiny droplets, using hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, could provide precise motion control for optical devices, MEMS and other systems.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Nanotechnology
WPI researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood
A 'liquid biopsy' chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple mechanical method that has been shown to be more effective in trapping cancer cells than the microfluidic approach employed in many existing devices. The device captures cancer cells with antibodies attached to carbon nanotubes.

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Nature Physics
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
An international collaboration between physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill University, and the University of Konstanz recently demonstrated a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit. First published online Nov. 28, 2016, in Nature Physics, their experiments on a single electron in a diamond chip could create quantum devices that are less to prone to errors when operated at high speeds.
US Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@comcast.net
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Advanced Materials
Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared
Duke University engineers reveal a manufacturing technique that promises to bring a simplified form of printing and imaging in color and infrared into daily use. Because the process uses existing materials and machines that are relatively inexpensive and easily scalable, it could revolutionize any industry where multispectral imaging or printing is used.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Nature
Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials
In a sweeping perspective article published this month in the journal Nature, a trio of Beckman researchers review the field they pioneered more than a decade-and-a-half ago and look at the future of autonomous polymers.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Center of Excellence in Self-healing, Regeneration, and Structural Remodeling, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects A

Contact: Maeve Reilly
mjreilly@illinois.edu
217-244-7316
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Natural kill cell technology to stop cancer gets licensed
Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells -- an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. A researcher from the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine has created a nanoparticle that increases the number of these killers 10,000-fold in the lab and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that is expected to accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials.
Florida Department of Health's Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
ERC grant: Getting nanoparticle catalysts into shape
Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will receive one of the renowned Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. The funding totals €2 million for five years. The scientist aims to use the money to gain new insights into the catalytic abilities of nanoparticles, particularly how the size, shape and chemical state of the particles change during a catalytic reaction.
European Research Council

Contact: Beatriz Roldán Cuenya
beatriz.roldan@rub.de
49-234-322-3649
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers
The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacterial resistance and ecological problems. These consequences have encouraged research on alternative solutions based on sustainable sources.

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Optical tractor beam traps bacteria
Up to now, if scientists wanted to study blood cells, algae, or bacteria under the microscope, they had to mount these cells on a substrate such as a glass slide. Physicists at Bielefeld and Frankfurt Universities have developed a method that traps biological cells with a laser beam enabling them to study them at very high resolutions.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Huser
thomas.huser@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-5362
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers create new way to trap dangerous gases
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel method for trapping potentially harmful gases within microscopic organo-metallic structures.
Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Lehigh University's Dr. Nelson Tansu elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Professor Nelson Tansu of Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is "a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society."

Contact: Chris Larkin
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

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