Roughness, the presence of irregularities on a surface, is commonly associated to slower motion and stickiness. This is true at different length scales: at h...

Molecules move faster on a rough terrain

laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength UV light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology and DNA analyses

Laser diode emits deep UV light

Cement and concrete haven't changed much as technology in over a hundred years, but researchers in Colorado are revolutionizing building materials by literal...

Bacteria and sand engineered into living concrete

Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time

Miniature double glazing

Complex porous, chiral nano-patterns arise from a simple linear building block

Pretty with a twist

Quicker is not always better, especially when it comes to a 3D sensor in advanced technology. With applications in autonomous vehicles, robots and drones, se...

Slow light to speed up LiDAR sensors development

Magnetic liquid metals used to develop bacteria-destroying technology

Fighting drug-resistant superbugs with bacteria-shredding nanoparticles

A 50-year-old puzzle in statistical mechanics has been solved by an international team of researchers who have proved that two-dimensional (2D) liquids have ...

Physicists prove that 2D and 3D liquids are fundamentally different

Just like a chameleon changes its skin color in response to its environment, engineers have found a way for liquid metal - and potentially solid metal - to c...

Engineers develop 'chameleon metals' that change surfaces in response to heat

Method has ramifications for quantum computing, communications and more

Tuning optical resonators gives researchers control over transparency

A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a single DNA molecule. The potential app...

University of Ottawa tool to democratize nanopore research

Tiny 'xenobots' assembled from cells promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up

The first living robots

Scientists established a new nanofabrication platform for directing nanomaterial components of different natures into 3-D arrays

Nano-objects of desire: Assembling ordered nanostructures in 3D

Graphene-based heterostructures of the van der Waals class could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memories. Thi...

Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices

Researchers from NUS have synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. Previously thought to be impossible, the discovery of monolayer am...

NUS scientists create world’s first monolayer amorphous film

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MP...

Laserphysics: At the pulse of a light wave

Proteins are often called the working molecules of the human body. A typical body has more than 20,000 different types of proteins, each of which are involve...

Deep learning, 3D technology to improve structure modeling, create better drugs

Metal-organic framework-based composites don't need liquid water to work

Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions