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Public Release: 2-May-2016
Archives of Toxicology
Non-animal approach to predict impact of nanomaterials on human lung published
A compilation of recommendations from a 2015 workshop organized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. appears in a report in Archives of Toxicology.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Making invisible physics visible
Physicists create a radically new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with precise spatial resolution and sensitivity.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Quantum-Assisted Sensing and Readout Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nuclear pores captured on film
Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed 'living' nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that control the traffic entering or exiting the cell nucleus. In their article published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers explain how the passage of unwanted molecules is prevented by rapidly moving molecular 'tentacles' inside the pore.

Contact: Dr. Katrin Bühler
University of Basel

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Little ANTs: Researchers build the world's tiniest engine
Researchers have built a nano-engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living cells.

Contact: Sarah Collins
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering
Scientists of Bionanotechnology Lab, Kazan Federal University, combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of mechanical strength (doubled pick load), higher water uptake and thermal properties in chitosan-gelatine-agarose hydrogels doped with halloysite.

Contact: Yevgeniya Litvinova
Kazan Federal University

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it absorbs nutrients, while reducing the need for fertilizer.
National Science Foundation, National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics by using functionalized graphene nanoflakes. The results will be published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
New technique spots active motion in cells
Scientists at MIT, the University of Göttingen, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the Free University Amsterdam, and Yale University have developed a noninvasive data analysis technique that can discern whether an object's random motion is actively or thermally driven.
International Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Australian Research Council, University of New South Wales, China Guodian Corp

Contact: Dr Xiaojing Hao
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct transfer to flexible substrates. This approach demonstrates a new possibility to overcome limitations imposed by existing post-synthesis processes to achieve graphene micro-patterning and sets forth transformative changes in 'do It yourself' graphene-based device development for broad applications including flexible circuits/devices and wearable electronics.

Contact: SungWoo Nam
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
CLEO 2016
Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits
An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons. In contrast to other quantum state realizations, entangled photons don't need bulky equipment to keep them in their quantum state, and they can transmit quantum information across long distances. The new device creates entangled photons that span the traditional telecommunications spectrum, making it appealing for multi-channel quantum communication and more powerful quantum computers.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Advanced Materials
Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording
A group of scientists from ITMO University in St. Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas. The new technology promises to bring about a new platform for ultradense optical data recording and pave the way to high throughput fabrication of a wide range of optical nanodevices capable of localizing, enhancing and manipulating light at the nanoscale. The results of the study were published in Advanced Materials.
Russian Science Foundation, President's Grant

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Nano Letters
Chemists use DNA to build the world's tiniest thermometer
Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair. One of the main advantages of using DNA to engineer molecular thermometers is that DNA chemistry is relatively simple and programmable. So, the research team has created various DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Julie Gazaille
University of Montreal

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Nature Chemistry
NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Danish researchers behind vaccine breakthrough
A Danish research team from the University of Copenhagen has designed a simple technique that makes it possible to quickly and easily develop a new type of vaccines. The simple and effective technique will pave the way for effective vaccines against not only infectious diseases but also cancer and other chronic diseases.

Contact: Adam Sander
University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Atomic magnets using hydrogen and graphene
CIC nanoGUNE researchers in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Institut Néel of Grenoble have shown for the first time that the simple absorption of a hydrogen atom on a layer of graphene magnetises a large region of this material. By selectively manipulating these hydrogen atoms, it is possible to produce magnetic graphene with atomic precision. The work has been published in the prestigious journal Science.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs
A Dartmouth College scientist and his collaborators have created an artificial protein that organizes new materials at the nanoscale.

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Physics
Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light
A group from RIKEN, the University of Bristol, and other institutions have used an extremely precise technique to experimentally verify that light does in fact exert the extraordinary perpendicular force, which is determined by the polarization of the light.

Contact: Jens Wilkinson

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Physics
The light stuff: A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
Publishing in Nature Physics April 25, Colorado State University scientists are the first to demonstrate using non-polarized light to produce in a metal what's called a spin voltage -- a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron.
US Army Research Office, US Department of Energy

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Nature Photonics
Rare Earth atoms see the light
Dirk Bouwmeester and colleagues discover a promising new route for combined optical and solid-state-based quantum information

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Advanced Material Interfaces
Novel anti-biofilm nano coating developed at Ben-Gurion U.
'Our solution addresses a pervasive need to design environmentally friendly materials to impede dangerous surface bacteria growth,' the BGU researchers from the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering explain. 'This holds tremendous potential for averting biofilm formed by surface-anchored bacteria and could have a tremendous impact.'
Singapore National Research Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, Shimona Geresh Award

Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Columbia Engineering-led team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing
Columbia Engineering-led team reports achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array. The team includes researchers from Columbia University, Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The work sets the stage for revolutionary, cost-effective genetic diagnostic platforms with unprecedented potential for precision medicine. (PNAS, 4/18/2016)
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Meeting
Quantum Information Processing presents first Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award
Quantum Information Processing has awarded the first annual Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award to the most outstanding paper published in the journal during the previous year. The winning paper is 'Ultrastrong coupling in a scalable design for circuit QED with superconducting flux qubits' by Mun Dae Kim of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul. The award was announced yesterday at the Quantum Information and Computation Conference.
Basic Science Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea, MOTIE/KEIT

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Energy Letters
All powered up
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft.
DOE/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Brian Bell
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
With simple process, UW-Madison engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor
One secret to creating the world's fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife. Working in collaboration with colleagues around the country, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of flexible plastic.

Contact: Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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