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Spot-welding graphene nanoribbons atom by atom
Scientists at Aalto University and Utrecht University have created single atom contacts between gold and graphene nanoribbons.
Communication with similar people stronger than believed
People's tendency to communicate with similar people is stronger than earlier believed, which restricts the flow of information and ideas in social networks. These are the findings that an Aalto University research group ...
How slippery are water-repellent surfaces? (w/ Video)
Scientists at Aalto University have measured the low but non-zero friction of droplets moving on slippery water-repellent surfaces.
Chlorophyll harnessed for use in nanophotonic applications
Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are developing nanostructures in which chlorophylls are bound to synthetic materials. Chlorophyll is a true gift of nature to photonics, as it absorbs the wavelengths ...
Internet Society to measure and display quality of Internet connections around the world with Netradar app
The Internet Society and Aalto University are launching a new collaboration to measure the diversity of Internet access around the world. Internet access is becoming increasingly mobile and the next billion users will experience ...
Molecular self-assembly scales up from nanometers to millimeters
Can self-assembly based technologies offer advantages beyond conventional top-down lithography approaches?
Light particles illuminate the vacuum
Researchers from the Finnish Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland succeeded in showing experimentally that vacuum has properties not previously observed. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, ...
Drug sensitivity predicted computationally
With modern high-throughput technologies researchers can measure a multitude of molecular properties from cancer cells. A big question of precision medicine is how computational modelling can be used to predict sensitivity ...
Game researchers develop an augmented climbing wall
Graphics reflected on the wall guide the climber in the choice of route, and body movements are registered by computer vision.
The phone of the future may be powered by alcohol
A small, light and effective micro fuel cell generates electrical energy from hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. Gianmario Scotti has developed economical and rapid methods for the purpose of fabricating micro fuel cells in ...