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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These beautiful artistic crystals resulted when NUS Chemistry researchers recrystallised an organic compound under different conditions. They also obtained the usual straight crystals in addition to flexible crystals
Researchers from the NUS Mechanobiology Institute have shown that cells migrate and spread effectively only if the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them is spaced close enough. This finding could explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells
This corallimorpharian (Corynactis sp.) with tentacles and mouth protruding was found at Pulau Ubin as part of a study to establish the diversity and distribution of corallimorpharians in Singapore.
A ‘triangulene’ molecule, observed with a Scanning Tunnelling Microscope and a Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscope, was synthesised by NUS chemists fusing 15 benzene rings together. These molecules could be used in the development of next generation molecular spintronic devices.