NUS researchers have created a new collection of atomically thin two-dimensional materials. Using novel synthesis conditions for transition metal dichalcogenides, more than 10 new materials have been made by the team, with many more still to be discovered.
COVID-19 and home-based learning can exacerbate socio-economic inequalities, leading to wider learning gaps. NUS Centre for Family and Population Research Founding Director Professor Jean Yeung suggested concerted interventions are needed to mitigate gaps among Singaporean children.
Duke-NUS is collaborating with GenScript and A*STAR to co-develop and manufacture the world's first test kit that can identify neutralising antibodies in patients with COVID-19. The test does not require a biosafety containment facility and gives accurate results within an hour.
Innovative technology from NUS has been incorporated into commercial cooling systems around the nation. By using solar heat as an energy source, the efficiency of the hybrid air conditioner increases as the weather gets hotter.
These mini kirigami light-driven thin-film robots pictured here are developed by a team of researchers led by Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei from NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering. With the ability to simultaneously sense strain and temperature, these robots show the way towards developing diverse intelligent behaviours in soft robots.
Blue phosphorus, a form of phosphorus that has unique optoelectronic properties, has been synthesised in an atomically-thin layer on gold by NUS chemists. This breakthrough provides a platform for further exploration of new blue phosphorus-based electronic devices.
This artistic reconstruction of a 13,000-year-old weevil shows iridescent colours which may have originated as a means of camouflage. The discovery, made by researchers from Yale-NUS and University College Cork, offers insights to the origin of light-scattering nanostructures present in today’s insects.
A new maritime trap-jaw ant species, Odontomachus litoralis, has been recently discovered in Singapore mangroves. Left: Full-face view of O. litoralis worker. Right: Full-face view of O. litoralis male.
An NUS study showed that the common fishtail palm (left) provides abundant food and shelter for insects and animals in Singapore. One of them is the Asiatic honey bee Apis cerana, which is pictured foraging for pollen on the flowers of the palm (right).