08 November 2019 | Research, General News

The software Apache Singa, a platform for deep learning and an artificial intelligence model that continually analyses data similar to how a human would draw conclusions, became the first software tool from Southeast Asia to be ranked in the top 300 projects by the Apache Software Foundation, the largest open-source software community in the world. The software was built by a team of NUS researchers led by Distinguished Prof Ooi Beng Chin from the Dept of Computer Science at NUS School of Computing.

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08 November 2019 | General News

Prof Chan Heng Chee – Ambassador-at-Large with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and member of the NUS Board of Trustees – shared her views during a dialogue on US and China at the annual Swell conference organised by global payments company Ripple on 7 November 2019.

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08 November 2019 | Research

A study conducted by the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health showed that low intensity and low impact exercises could help ease diabetic peripheral neuropathy in patients suffering from it, with no side effects such as injury or pain. It was found that those who participated in the exercises improved their body mobility after half a year compared to those who did not.

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07 November 2019 | Entrepreneurship

Start-ups from all over the world took part in the annual Pier71 Smart Port Challenge, which ended on 7 Nov 2019. The competition was an initiative of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and NUS Enterprise, which aimed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the country’s maritime industry. Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said that Singapore offered opportunities for start-ups to connect with industry players from all over the world.

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07 November 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Gu Qingyang from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that China’s “Belt and Road” initiative has injected new vitality into economic globalisation and noted the challenges in its implementation.

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07 November 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Visiting Research Associate Professor and Principal Investigator from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS noted that quantum computers crunching problems behind the scenes might contribute to future healthcare, to saving energy to protect the planet or to growing retirement fund.

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07 November 2019 | General News

Mr Drew Thompson, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS commented that China’s influence campaigns are forcing countries to reexamine their relationships with China, more closely analyse Chinese government intentions, and clearly identify the values being challenged by China.

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06 November 2019 | Research

A team of engineers from NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed an easy-to-use, portable system that makes use of a smartphone to detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes. The device costs less than $300, far cheaper than conventional methods, which can cost from $3,000 to $100,000.

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06 November 2019 | Education, Research

NUS School of Computing has teamed up with global payments firm Ripple to help expand Singapore’s financial technology (fintech) sector. On 6 Nov 2019, they unveiled a fintech lab that will bring together academia and industry to develop talent in the sector.

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06 November 2019 | Research, General News

A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the US – including scientists and clinicians from Duke-NUS Medical School had discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and the brain. Genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene was significantly associated with increased risk of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

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