15 September 2019 | General News

The Housing Board would be trying out a surveillance system that automatically detects high-risk situations at construction sites and sends alerts to the person in charge so as to improve worker safety and reduce the need for manual labour. There are two scenarios being tested by the system which uses video analytics and artificial intelligence. The project was in collaboration with the NUS School of Design and Environment with support from AI Singapore.

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14 September 2019 | General News

Visiting Prof Koh Lian Pin from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science noted that innovations in science and technology can maximise the effectiveness of nature-based climate solutions, reduce barriers for their implementation, and create new solutions and economic opportunities. He opined that Singapore is ideally positioned to help with the implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in socially and culturally responsible ways for achieving carbon-neutral economy and stable climate at the local, regional and global levels.

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14 September 2019 | General News

Practice Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS Business School and Emma Yan of Endowus discussed CPF’s proposed Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme which is meant to grow Singaporeans’ savings in a prudent and low-fee manner.

The Business Times

14 September 2019 | Research

A research team led by Prof Thirumalai Venky Venkatesan, Director of the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, discovered a new quasiparticle called a "polaronic trion" that can absorb and emit light, and be instantly destroyed with a small applied voltage, which could be useful for optical modulators.

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14 September 2019 | Research

NUS Chongqing Research Institute, the second NUS overseas research institute in China, will be launched in 2020. The first research institute opened by NUS in Western China, it will focus on the four key research areas of advanced materials and manufacturing; information engineering and artificial intelligence; modern logistics; and financial and risk management.

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12 September 2019 | Research, General News

A recent study led by Asst Prof Feng Lei from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions - this is associated with healthy cognitive function - compared to non-tea drinkers. The research team recruited 36 adults aged 60 and above, and gathered data about their health, lifestyle and psychological well-being.

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12 September 2019 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng, Lecturer from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences commented that the growth of the tuition industry is fuelled primarily by two factors, namely, increasing average real incomes of households and the desire for parents to see their children keep up with the competition.

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12 September 2019 | General News

Mr Vinod Raj, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at NUS Institute of South Asian Studies opined that India government’s move to consolidate 10 banks into four larger banks is in the right direction if implemented well, while cautioning that mergers are complex processes that pose challenges.

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12 September 2019 | Education, General News

A team of NUS students clinched the first prize at the 2019 Medical Grand Challenge with their invention of Kenn, a redesigned hand splint for elderly with ailments that restrict hand functions. Organised by NUS Medicine, the winning teams can apply to join the NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme wherein each team could get up to $100,000 to help them set up a start-up and launch their products in the marketplace.

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11 September 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School and Mr Chew Yi Hong, an investor and researcher in corporate governance, shared their views on what minority shareholders of Chip Eng Seng Corporation should do at their upcoming extraordinary general meeting on 13 September 2019.

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