When others were singing about three French Hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree, Pauline Luk and the NÜSycle (pronounced Neu-cycle) team were counting one thousand hangers, two hundred pillows, and numerous pens, staplers and Frisbees.
Giant clams’ iridescent colours make for pretty photos but they are more than just eye candy. They are valuable contributors to a reef’s ecosystem, whether in the form of food, reef building material, shelter or as a filtration system, according to NUS researchers. These findings provide giant clam conservationists with the ammunition they need to fight for the animals’ preservation.
Thirty-five talented violinists are vying for first prize in the inaugural Singapore International Violin Competition hosted by the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Beginning on 10 January, the triennial competition culminates in the Grand Finals on 21 January. The competition aims to uncover world-class talents under the age of 30.
The NUS BizAd Charity Run 2015 on 10 January raised about $140,000 for students of Assumption Pathway School and financially needy NUS business undergraduates. More than 1,300 participants braved the hilly inclines of Kent Ridge Campus in either the 5km Fun Run or 10km Competitive Run.
Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, NUS Enterprise and SingTel Innov8 have jointly set up Block 71 San Francisco, a US-based co-working space to foster ties between start-up ecosystems in Singapore and the US.
Physics textbooks will now have to be revised thanks to the work of researchers who, while at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS, proved that two basic quantum mechanics theories are not distinct, but rather, different ways of observing the same phenomenon. Their findings were published in mid-December 2014 in Nature Communications.
After a rigorous review of 25 applications from across the globe, GlaxoSmithKline has selected 10 teams to receive funding support for the Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge, one of which is NUS' Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology.