Articles tagged with 'Impact' | National University of Singapore

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2021
15
October
2021
| 12:11 Asia/Singapore
A new Social Mobility Foundation has been set up at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at NUS, which will fund impactful research on social mobility and in turn generate new insights and ideas for policymaking in Singapore and abroad.T...
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14
October
2021
| 21:00 Asia/Singapore
There is a marked difference between viewing and interacting with the world as a third-party spectator, and experiencing the action intimately from a first-person point of view.This difference is similar to watching others ride a roller coaster, from...
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14
October
2021
| 12:01 Asia/Singapore
A new invention that improves the energy efficiency of District Cooling Systems (DCS) has demonstrated that it could improve the energy carrying capacity by up to three times as compared to a conventional chilled water storage system, and yield more ...
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07
October
2021
| 17:12 Asia/Singapore
What if diabetic patients could simply pop an insulin pill instead of injecting themselves daily to manage their blood sugar levels? It is a possibility with new intelligent materials that will know exactly when to release the insulin into the bloods...
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30
September
2021
| 12:32 Asia/Singapore
As an urban island-state, Singapore has limited access to renewable or alternative energy sources, and faces threats from rising sea levels and other adverse effects of climate change. To enhance the resiliency and sustainability of the nation, resea...
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29
September
2021
| 09:45 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Thales have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mark the start of a two-year partnership to jointly develop and test quantum technologies for commercial applications.Under the MoU, Singapore’s Q...
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24
September
2021
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
NUS is collaborating with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Nanyang Technological University in a new S$56 million hybrid artificial intelligence programme to deve...
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21
September
2021
| 19:16 Asia/Singapore
Social science and humanities research by the NUS community received a boost when they were awarded funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences historian Assistant Professor Jack Chia was chosen as ...
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17
September
2021
| 11:48 Asia/Singapore
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) at NUS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Academy of Governance (NAOG) of Mongolia to promote data-driven innovations in the public se...
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09
September
2021
| 09:40 Asia/Singapore
In a research breakthrough, a team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has developed a software that can help reveal the relationships between RNA modifications and the...
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07
September
2021
| 11:31 Asia/Singapore
As cities around the world continue to urbanise, there is a greater need to expand and optimise existing spaces. Cities have accelerated looking into how underutilised rooftop spaces might contribute to climate action, food production, and other purp...
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06
September
2021
| 13:18 Asia/Singapore
Climate change mitigation and other long-term infrastructure projects such as housing and public transportation networks are costly investments but they provide benefits to society for decades or even centuries in the future. By being able to conduct...
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06
September
2021
| 08:30 Asia/Singapore
The open oceans are harsh and hostile environments where insects might not be expected to thrive. In fact, only one insect group, ocean skaters, or water striders, has adapted to life on the open seas.How these insects evolved to conquer the high sea...
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02
September
2021
| 12:00 Asia/Singapore
Many electronic devices today are dependent on semiconductor logic circuits based on switches hard-wired to perform predefined logic functions. Physicists from the National University of Singapore (NUS), together with an international team of researc...
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30
August
2021
| 10:22 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with a new solution to boost the surveillance of designer drug abuse. Led by Professor Eric Chan from the NUS Department of Pharmacy, the team has identified three new ...
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27
August
2021
| 13:26 Asia/Singapore
The brief is “to design something that solves a problem”.Three NUS teams have accomplished just that, with one team surging ahead as this year’s national winner of the 2021 Singapore James Dyson Award. The James Dyson Award is an international design...
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26
August
2021
| 18:28 Asia/Singapore
Older adults who live with family members are more likely to feel socially isolated, compared to seniors living alone, according to the findings from the Singapore Chinese Health Study, conducted by a team led by Professor Koh Woon Puay from the Heal...
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25
August
2021
| 10:29 Asia/Singapore
Science and technology are the cornerstones of developing solutions for modern world challenges, and deriving innovations that can improve the lives. In the last century, curiosity-driven research has brought about revolutionary transformations, such...
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24
August
2021
| 13:59 Asia/Singapore
The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) at NUS has recently strengthened its alliance with Conservation International and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, to foster greater academic colla...
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20
August
2021
| 09:19 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy from the Department of Biological Sciences, has developed an integrative approach that increases the accuracy of mosquito surveillan...
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17
August
2021
| 09:06 Asia/Singapore
Wellcome Trust has provided a grant of S$2.5 million to the National University of Singapore (NUS) to establish the Asian Clinical Research Network (ACRN) to conduct antimicrobial clinical research to develop the most effective ways to treat and prev...
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12
August
2021
| 10:03 Asia/Singapore
Life3 Biotech (Life3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to incorporate electrospinning technology into food tech. It will be a world’s first foray to integrate...
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11
August
2021
| 15:55 Asia/Singapore
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been thought to spread primarily when an infected person coughs or sneezes, but little is known about its transmissibility through activities such as breathing, talking and singing.A new study led by resear...
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02
August
2021
| 10:10 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a collaboration to boost the development of quantum communication and computing technologies, and explore potential industry ...
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29
July
2021
| 12:38 Asia/Singapore
NUS Medicine and the Lien Foundation have set up the new Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development (CHILD). The first in Asia, CHILD will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to translating critical research to intervention, and i...
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12
July
2021
| 18:08 Asia/Singapore
NUS researchers from the Tropical Marine Science Institute have identified 41 species of ascidians, also known as sea squirts, collected from Singapore’s southern islands during a field survey. Twenty-one of them were new records for Singapore – incl...
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08
July
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a method for secure communication that uses quantum mechanics to encrypt information. While the security of QKD is unbreakable in principle, if it is incorrectly implemented, vital information could still be stolen b...
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22
June
2021
| 10:03 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of the Ryukyus has recently identified and described a bizarre new genus and species of xanthid crab found on Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Named Mabui ...
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18
June
2021
| 09:47 Asia/Singapore
Climate change, rising populations, and shrinking farmlands are all threatening global food security. As the future of food hangs in the balance, innovative research and the development of sustainable urban food solutions could tip the scales back in...
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16
June
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), together with key stakeholders in Singapore’s data centre industry, have established a new S$23 million research programme to develop innovati...
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