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2021
25
February
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
X-ray imaging is widely used in areas such as healthcare and forensic science, but existing X-ray machines are unable to capture curved three-dimensional (3D) objects at high resolution, and they are also relatively expensive. Now, an international t...
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23
February
2021
| 15:28 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS Design and Environment and Yale-NUS College have joined hands with ETH Zurich and other Singapore universities to embark on Future Cities Lab Global (FCL Global) – an international, interdisciplinary research collaboration that a...
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13
February
2021
| 09:11 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University have shown that bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses.The new study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to re...
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09
February
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Using huge, monstrous machines to make tiny and intricate things sounds counterintuitive or even counterproductive. But at the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) of NUS, this represents the cutting edge of technology. It enables the SSLS to no...
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04
February
2021
| 14:35 Asia/Singapore
Today’s digital world generates vast amounts of data every second. Hence, there is a need for memory chips that can store more data in less space, as well as the ability to read and write that data faster while using less energy.Researchers from the ...
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03
February
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise...
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02
February
2021
| 10:17 Asia/Singapore
For vegetables to grow well, it is not enough to just give them sunlight and water. They need a whole community of micro-organisms to help them grow healthily.Now, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Associat...
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29
January
2021
| 14:17 Asia/Singapore
Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsiu...
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29
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that the COVID-19 pandemic causes anxiety or depression in a third of adults, and that women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status are more susceptible. Their findings raise aware...
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28
January
2021
| 16:25 Asia/Singapore
NUS has long-standing ties with universities in the German city of Berlin and academics from both sides should tap on these links to further their research, a recent webinar heard.Joint calls and events are in the works, with the aim of allowing rese...
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28
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Blood is vital to life, and a healthy body replenishes worn-out blood cells with new ones throughout one’s lifetime. If something goes wrong with this process, serious illness will result.Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ha...
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26
January
2021
| 08:31 Asia/Singapore
Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have a new invention that could take it a big step forward.It is a network of smart electrical sockets controlled by a central...
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19
January
2021
| 10:01 Asia/Singapore
Some say future wars will be fought over water, and a billion people around the world are already struggling to find enough water to live. Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are coming to the rescue. They have created a su...
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14
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
A team of NUS scientists led by Dr Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has discovered a previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more eff...
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11
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Good news for those who need a cuppa to start the day. Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics.Supervised by Associate Professor Li...
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07
January
2021
| 10:28 Asia/Singapore
Researchers at the NUS Centre for BioImaging Sciences (CBIS) have developed a new method to observe materials of low atomic weight, such as biological molecules, under an electron microscope, while minimising damage to the sample. Assistant Professor...
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05
January
2021
| 09:18 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can...
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2020
28
December
2020
| 10:11 Asia/Singapore
As the world embraces the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more everyday appliances are being connected to the Internet so that people can monitor those appliances remotely. While this makes our lives more convenient, there is a looming threat of c...
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23
December
2020
| 14:47 Asia/Singapore
LiveSnippets, an app developed by NUS Computing doctoral student Mr Kim Hyeongcheol and his supervisor Associate Professor Zhao Shengdong, enables users to document their experiences through “snippets” that capture photos, videos, and voice transcrip...
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22
December
2020
| 13:15 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a new method of anti-counterfeiting called DeepKey. Developed in just eight months, this security innovation uses two dimensional (2D)-material tags and artificial intelligence...
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21
December
2020
| 16:41 Asia/Singapore
Dental treatments are performed at close proximity to the mouths and noses of the patients, and the procedures are often related to the generation of aerosols as well as handling of oral fluids and blood. This puts dentists at a high risk of exposure...
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15
December
2020
| 13:57 Asia/Singapore
A research team from NUS, led by Assistant Professor Chen Po-Yen, has taken the first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of nanomaterial strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive...
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10
December
2020
| 11:12 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from NUS has utilised a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) platform to derive an optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Their results showed that the optimal drug therapy ...
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09
December
2020
| 09:56 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS have developed a new way to treat sewage that is much simpler, cheaper and greener than existing methods.Led by Associate Professor He Jianzhong from NUS Civil and Environmental Engineering, the NUS team found a new strain of bac...
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07
December
2020
| 09:48 Asia/Singapore
When your robot vacuum cleaner does its work around the house, beware that it could pick up private conversations along with the dust and dirt. Computer scientists from NUS have demonstrated that it is indeed possible to spy on private conversations ...
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03
December
2020
| 10:59 Asia/Singapore
Natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels, but storing it safely and affordably remains a challenge. Now, engineers from NUS have devised a method to convert natural gas into a non-explosive solid that can be easily stored and transported. Usin...
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30
November
2020
| 09:15 Asia/Singapore
As people age, they progressively lose muscle mass and strength, and this can lead to frailty and other age-related diseases. As the causes for the decline remain largely unknown, promoting muscle health is an area of great research interest. A recen...
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23
November
2020
| 09:25 Asia/Singapore
Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes are to be added to Darwin OnlineAn extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charle...
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20
November
2020
| 08:55 Asia/Singapore
Bees play the crucial role of pollination in natural habitats and in crops important to humans. However, there is sparse data about the distribution of bee species around the world. This lack of information affects our ability to deal with bee popula...
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16
November
2020
| 10:16 Asia/Singapore
For decades, scientists and doctors have been searching for a cure for cancer. Now, researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at NUS have taken a significant step forward with a new concept that could ultimately resul...
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