Scientists from Singapore have developed a kind of “glue” that can get its stickiness from a magnetic field. It is made by combining an epoxy adhesive (环氧树脂粘合剂) with special nanoparticles (纳米粒子). It bonds the materials when it is passed through a magnetic field, which is easily created by a small electromagnetic device. Traditional adhesives like epoxy are typically cured (固化) using moisture (水分), heat or light. They often require temperatures up to 80 C. This new glue is easy to produce. According to the research team, everything from sports equipment to aerospace components could be fastened together more efficiently with the new glue.