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09 December 2019 | Impact

'Humidity digester' keeps rooms feeling cool at zero energy cost

A team of researchers from NUS developed a hydrogel which, when combined with some chemicals and a thin carbon mesh, can absorb water vapour from the air and break it down into hydrogen and oxygen molecules, lowering the humidity in a room.

06 December 2019 | Impact

Too much salt may negatively impact children’s education

An NUS study examining coastal regions of Bangladesh discovered that 7 to 12-year-olds who drank water with excessive levels of salt were nearly 7 percentage points less likely to progress to the next school grade.

04 December 2019 | Insights

2D materials for 3D electronics

Professor Aaron Thean, Dean of NUS Engineering, explained that two-dimensional (2D) materials like tungsten selenide may be used for cutting-edge transistors and resistive memories, and proposed the possibility to realise new 'one-transistor one-resistor' memories.

03 December 2019 | Innovators

NUS Architecture team wins prize for automatic 3D modelling of cities

Professor Rudi Stouffs from NUS Architecture and his team received the ‘buildingSMART International Special Distinction in Innovation’ at the buildingSmart International Standards Summit 2019 in Beijing.

02 December 2019 | Insights

The business case to fight climate change

Amid the global climate crisis, an ongoing challenge is in convincing businesses to undertake sustainability efforts. In this regard, Associate Professor Lawrence Loh from NUS Business argues that sustainability efforts can be beneficial to a company, boosting core business metrics such as operational performance and stock prices.

02 December 2019 | Impact

Better precision from a quantum thermometer

Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS have described a scheme that beats the classical precision limit for temperature measurement.

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NUS researchers find potential solution to overheating mobile phones
Materials in the Flatland: A scientific lecture by Nobel Laureate Konstantin Novoselov
Study reveals how cell types in the brain contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
Using machine learning tools to reveal how memories are coded in the brain
NUS researchers create new metallic material for flexible soft robots
Public transport study calls into question the value of 'early bird' discounts for working adults