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15 July 2019 | Impact

NUS innovation boosts wireless connectivity 1,000 times

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.

12 July 2019 | Insights

It's wise to embrace a 'smart' future

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.

11 July 2019 | Impact

Harvesting clean water from moist air

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.

10 July 2019 | Impact

NUS scientists discover how to 'lock' heat in place

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.

04 July 2019 | Innovators

Young talents from NUS shine on global stage

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.

03 July 2019 | Impact

Latest technologies to transform healthcare

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.

In Focus


Making world leaders care about water
Assoc Prof Goki Eda: Beneath the 2D surface
Why people underestimate the impact of climate change
Transparent and self-healing electronic skin
Mushrooms may reduce risk of cognitive decline
Bridging the divide in pursuit of innovation