Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Harnessing randomness to improve lasers

Randomly arranged items usually have poor optical properties. The rough—or random—surface of a frosted-glass window, for example, obscures the view of an object. The optical industry therefore expends ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Researchers visualize RNA architecture

Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the US-based Stanford University's School of Medicine have successfully produced one of the first ever genome-wide views of Ribonucleic acid (RNA) shape patterns ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Self-powered wireless light detectors

Light detectors are used extensively in daily life as brightness sensors and as receivers for remote control devices in electrical gadgets, for example. However, operating these detectors requires electrical ...

dateMar 12, 2014 in General Physics
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Computer models show device size matters

Scientists hope that patterning magnetic materials with nanometer-scale structures will help the development of non-volatile electronic memories with large storage capacities and no moving parts. So-called ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in General Physics
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