Three innovators from the field of biomedical research — BIGHEART Principal Investigators Asst Prof Shao Huilin, Asst Prof Catherine Ong and Asst Prof Toh Yi-Chin — share their work and influence, and on a more personal note, the challenges faced by women in the scientific field.
While the number of orbiting satellites continues to grow, their relative size and weight has begun to shrink in recent years. Professor Low Kay Soon from the NUS Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) gives his insights on the miniaturisation of modern satellites and their utility in the digital age.
NUS has been a driving force behind smart city innovations, with several of the institution’s researchers leading the way on key technological advances, bolstering Singapore’s international standing and adding important insights to the global dialogue about smart cities, artificial intelligence and privacy.
A recent study conducted by Microsoft has revealed that NUS is amongst the top performing institutions at one of the world’s most prestigious artificial intelligence conferences hosted by The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, Temasek Life-Sciences Laboratory, and NUS Biological Sciences have found the cue that enables symmetry breaking in the nematode worm C. elegans zygote.
Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences have revealed that haze can negatively impact the survival rates of caterpillars. Toxic chemicals within haze can enter through valve-like openings on their bodies, shown here magnified.
While analysing the diversity of filoviruses in Rousettus bats in China, Duke-NUS Medical School researchers, in collaboration with Chinese scientists, discovered, identified and characterised a new genus of the virus in one of the bats.
A study by researchers from NUS Biological Sciences discovered a relationship between the slender pitcher plant Nepenthes gracili and the crab spider Thomisus nepenthiphilus. The spider is able to exploit the pitcher plant’s sweet-smelling nectar to catch its prey, while at the same time provide supplementary nutrients for its host.
Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences and the Indonesian Institute of Science have described an unusual new songbird species — the Rote Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus rotiensis named after Rote, Indonesia where it was found.