NUS researchers have incorporated metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between wearable electronic devices. This innovation could have future applications in high-tech athletic wear and medical apparel.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world as we know it, with some people being increasingly concerned towards automation. Is this revolution a boon or bane for mankind? Distinguished Professor Chen Tsuhan, Chief Scientist for AI Singapore, and Deputy President of Research & Technology at the National University of Singapore, offers his views.
A team of NUS researchers has found an innovative way of using their novel hydrogel to harvest clean water from humid air above water surfaces. The unique water-absorbing gel collects water up to 14 times its weight per day from open water bodies.
In a global first, NUS scientists have demonstrated that heat energy can be manipulated by utilising the quantum mechanical principle of anti-parity-time symmetry. Using this method, they were able to control the flow of heat in a material.
Two young and talented researchers, Assistant Professor Loh Huanqian and Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee, have been inducted into the World Economic Forum Young Scientists Class of 2019, making them the first in Southeast Asia to receive this honour.
The Institute for Health Innovation and Technology at NUS will be leading the new Health Technologies Consortium set up by the National Research Foundation, which aims to create novel healthcare solutions built on the latest technologies from Singapore’s research laboratories.
Researchers from Duke-NUS have found the mechanism behind how dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies (left) are activated (right) to stimulate the generation of new brain cells. If similar mechanisms apply to humans, this discovery could potentially help people with brain injuries or diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
A satellite weighing just 2.6 kilogrammes designed by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS was deployed into orbit on 17 June. It is hoped that the nanosatellite will advance the field of cyber security by demonstrating the phenomenon of "quantum entanglement" in space.
Sea anemones are common animals in many marine habitats, but the identities and classification of most tropical species remain poorly established. For the first time in over a century, NUS researchers were able to re-establish the identity of a Phymanthus sea anemone.