A Week in Review: 8/18/13 – 8/24/13

August 19, 2013

Stevens Research Honored in Highlights 2012 Issue of Nanotechnology Journal
Innovation in energy storage technology could drastically cut charge-time for mobile devices
http://archive.stevens.edu/ses/cems/about/news/single_news.php?news_events_id=4008&Stevens-Research-Honored-in-Highlights-2012-Issue-of-Nanotechnology-Journal

August 20, 2013

‘Groovy’ hologram creates strange state of light at visible and invisible wavelengths
Nanostructured device controls the intensity, phase, and polarization of light for wide applications in optics
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2013/08/groovy-hologram-creates-strange-state-of-light-at-visible-and-invisible-wavelengths

August 21, 2013

Playing video games can boost brain power
Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and University College of London (UCL).
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/112578.html

A Week in Review: 7/28/13 – 8/3/13

July 29, 2013

Pitt team finds water ‘likeability’ plays a role in battery-charged objects
http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/water-batteries

Water clears path for nanoribbon development
Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanomater graphene nanoribbon patterns
http://news.rice.edu/2013/07/29/water-clears-path-for-nanoribbon-development-2/

July 30, 2013

Origami unfolds a new tissue engineering strategy
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been around for more than a millennium, but associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering Carol Livermore is now using it to create solutions in an emerging multidisciplinary field in medicine: tissue engineering.
http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/07/origami-unfolds-a-new-tissue-engineering-strategy/

August 2, 2013

New coating turns ordinary glass into superglass
A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning, and incredibly slippery, a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) reported online in the July 31 edition of Nature Communication.
http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/120