NNI in the News

ScienceDaily - December 13, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation)
Engineers have found a cost-effective way to make thin, durable heating patches by using intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with polyester. Their heating performance is nearly 70 percent higher than similar patches created by other researchers.
Phys.org - December 06, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
Engineers have developed a method to make atom-flat sensors that seamlessly integrate with devices to report on what they perceive.
Phys.org - December 05, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research)
Graphene may one day be used to test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, neurodegenerative disease which is diagnosed mostly by ruling out other disorders, according to new research.
Science Daily - December 03, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
One obstacle to therapeutic use of microRNAs, which are in clinical trial for a number of diseases, are ribonucleases, whose job it is to destroy them. Researchers report that a microRNA protective against sepsis can be delivered effectively via a nanocarrier.
The Engineer - November 30, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Engineers have developed a type of bioshock bandage that helps wounds to heal by delivering small electrical pulses generated by body movement.
Phys.org - November 29, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Researchers have developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis for pneumonia.
Science Daily - November 26, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
A new candidate HIV vaccine surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests. The new vaccine strategy is based on the HIV envelope protein, a complex, shape-shifting molecule that has been notoriously difficult to produce in vaccines in a way that induces useful immunity to HIV.
Phys.org - November 20, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)
Researchers have developed a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations (which cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots) across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes.
Phys.org - November 15, 2018
(Funded by the Office of Naval Research)
Researchers have provided new results on a microscopic nanotube-sensing film called a “smart skin,” which promises to reveal whether structures like bridges or aircraft have been deformed by stress-inducing events or regular wear and tear.
Phys.org - November 14, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Department of Energy)
The heat produced by electronic devices can cause chips and circuits to fail. Now a Stanford University-led engineering team has developed a way to not only manage heat, but help route it away from delicate devices. The researchers describe a thermal transistor—a nanoscale switch that can conduct heat away from electronic components and insulate them against its damaging effects.

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