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Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
Trampolining water droplets
Materials that actively repel water and ice very strongly are sought after by the aviation industry and for many other technical applications. ETH researchers have now found out how to specifically design the rigid surfaces of such materials: by teaching water droplets how to trampoline.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dimos Poulikakos
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
KIT is granted Humboldt Professorship for excellent physicist
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology makes an internationally renowned experimental physicist move to Germany: Wolfgang Wernsdorfer was chosen for a Humboldt professorship. With this award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors internationally leading scientists that have been working abroad so far. With funds totaling up to €5 million, the Humboldt professorship is Germany's highest award for international scientists. Wernsdorfer, a renowned expert for nanomagnets, will now continue his research at KIT's Physikalisches Institut.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Minuscule, flexible compound lenses magnify large fields of view
Drawing inspiration from an insect's multi-faceted eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created miniature lenses with vast range of vision. Their new approach created the first-ever flexible Fresnel zone plate microlenses with a wide field of view -- a development that could allow everything from surgical scopes to security cameras to capture a broader perspective at a fraction of the size required by conventional lenses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hongrui Jiang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Acta Crystallographica Section A
The complexity of modeling
In recent years, advances in materials synthesis techniques have enabled scientists to produce increasingly complex functional materials with enhanced or novel macroscopic properties.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Applied Physics Letters
The solution to faster computing? Sing to your data
A UK team of engineers may have found the answer to faster computing using minimal power: sound.

Contact: Abigail Chard
University of Sheffield

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers show how new hydrogel can facilitate microsurgery
Skillful surgeons can do amazing things in extremely small places, but finding better ways to suture tiny blood vessels has been an ongoing challenge for even the best. In an article just published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, several University of Delaware researchers show how a new peptide-based hydrogel could one day make that reconnection process easier to perform and less likely to fail.
NIH/Intramural Research Program, NIH/National Cancer Institute and Center for Cancer Research

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
ACS Nano
Sugar-coated nanoworms not for breakfast in the human immune system
Nanoparticles could aid diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancer ... if the immune system would leave them alone. University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that inducing crosslinks on nanoparticle surface sugars lets them escape mouse immune system and identifies remaining culprit for human immune recognition of nanoparticles.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Making green fuels, no fossils required
Converting solar or wind into carbon-based 'fossil' fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide -- which can be dragged out of the air -- it's as green as it gets. The technology that makes it economically feasible isn't available yet, but a recently published paper presents nice step forward in the effort to not just sequester CO2, but turn it into a useful fuel that is part of a carbon-neutral future.

Contact: Steven Powell
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Engineers design magnetic cell sensors
MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Physics Review Letters
Magneto-optics on the edge
In an article published and featured as an Editors' suggestion in Physical Review Letters last week, researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE in collaboration with a team from the University of Cantabria and the University of Hamburg have reported on a massive increase of magneto-optical effects near the edges of nano-scale disks, where enhancements of over 1,000 percent can be produced.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers build nanoscale autonomous walking machine from DNA
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body searching for cancerous cells and tagging them for medical imaging or drug targeting.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research

Contact: Chris Cervini
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Advanced Optical Materials
UW-Madison engineers reveal record-setting flexible phototransistor
Inspired by mammals' eyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made.
US Air Force

Contact: Zhenqiang 'Jack' Ma
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
NUS scientists developed super sensitive magnetic sensor
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a new hybrid magnetic sensor that is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Science Advances
Australian scientists design a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon
Researchers based at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology have designed a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon. The new concept provides a pathway for building an operational quantum computer with error correction using the Centre's world-leading atomic-scale fabrication capabilities.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Cell Transplantation
Newly developed cell transplantation delivery method could treat traumatic brain injury
After laboratory animals were modeled with Traumatic Brain Injury, researchers successfully directed human neural progenitor cells to their injured brain areas by labeling the cells with iron-oxide 'superparamagnetic nanoparticles' and guiding them to the site of injury using a magnetic field. They found that the magnetic field delivery method did not affect the viability of hNPCs and that the method provided increased homing to the injury site and retention of the transplanted cells.
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund , US Department of Veterans Affairs, US National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Miranda
Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition
Novel nanoparticles for image-guided phototherapy could improve ovarian cancer treatments
Scientists are investigating a biodegradable nanomedicine that can selectively destroy ovarian cancer cells left behind after surgery. These findings are a step forward in the development of targeted therapies for hard-to-treat cancers. This work is being presented Oct. 29 at the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 25-29.
Oregon State College of Pharmacy, Oregon State Venture Development Fund and Oregon State General Research Fund

Contact: Amanda Johnson
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
USF team finds new way of computing with interaction-dependent state change of nanomagnets
Researchers from the University of South Florida have proposed a new form of computing that uses circular nanomagnets to solve quadratic optimization problems orders of magnitude faster than that of a conventional computer. A wide range of application domains can be potentially accelerated through this research such as finding patterns in social media, error-correcting codes to Big Data and biosciences. The research is published in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Gillis
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Next-gen pacemakers may be powered by unlikely source: the heart
Researchers are developing technology to make pacemakers battery-free. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy -- created inside the chest by each heartbeat -- into electricity to power the pacemaker.

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Scientists call for ambitious program to unlock the power of Earth's microbial communities
A consortium of 48 scientists from 50 institutions in the United States has called for an ambitious research effort to understand and harness microbiomes -- the communities of microorganisms that inhabit ecosystems as varied as the human gut and the ocean, to improve human health, agriculture, bioenergy, and the environment. Their proposal, published in the Oct. 30 issue of the journal Science, calls for a major research project to develop new research tools and collaborations that will unlock the secrets of Earth's microbial communities.

Contact: Jim Cohen
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 28-Oct-2015
Elsevier announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to publishing cutting edge research addressing the behavior and impact of nanomaterials on human health and environmental systems.

Contact: Tobias Wesselius

Public Release: 27-Oct-2015
On the road to ANG vehicles
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that feature flexible gas-adsorbing pores, giving them a high capacity for storing methane. This capability has the potential to help make the driving range of adsorbed-natural-gas (ANG) cars comparable to that of a typical gasoline-powered car.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
From science fiction to reality -- sonic tractor beam invented
A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex in collaboration with Ultrahaptics have built the world's first sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves.

Contact: Jacqui Bealing
University of Sussex

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Nanoquakes probe new 2-dimensional material
An international team of researchers, including scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found a new and exciting way to elucidate the properties of novel two-dimensional semiconductors. These materials have unique properties that promise better integration of optical communication with traditional silicon-based devices.
National Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bavaria-California Technology Center

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 26-Oct-2015
Biotechnology Advances
Technologies can improve research, cut costs by replacing animal-derived antibodies
Time, money, and tens of thousands of animals could be saved if researchers replace animal-derived antibodies with modern technologies, according to a review by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. published today in Biotechnology Advances, a peer-reviewed journal covering developments and trends in biotechnology principles and applications. The Science Consortium's review addresses a desire shared by the National Institutes of Health, the scientific community, and the general public to improve the reproducibility of biomedical research.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 25-Oct-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
A fluorescent dye that survives in live cell STED imaging
A new photostable fluorescent dye for super resolution microscopy could serve as a powerful tool to visualize biological events and structural details in living cells at real-time for prolonged recording periods. In a new study, a team of scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University has developed a new fluorescent dye, 'C-Naphox,' with enhanced photostability to enable continuous live cell imaging by STED microscopy, which opens doors to observe real-time biological events continuously with high resolution.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

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