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2021
04
October
2021
| 09:51 Asia/Singapore
Successful mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic requires effecting massive behavioural change in individuals across the world. For policymakers to evaluate the success of public health interventions, the ability to accurately and quickly assess a popu...
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15
September
2021
| 09:13 Asia/Singapore
To facilitate growth of digital services, Asean leaders have formulated a series of digital masterplans, action plans and roadmaps, with the latest being the Asean Digital Economic Framework Agreement (DEFA). Dr Xie Taojun, Mr Kevin Chen, and Mr Quah...
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02
September
2021
| 17:07 Asia/Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to significant economic consequences for Singaporeans, with many losing their jobs and turning to remote and freelance work. With a rising number of them working as delivery riders for food delivery platforms, it ...
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August
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Drug delivery plays an important role in the treatment of diseases. Matching a specific drug molecule with the right delivery route optimises therapeutic performance and minimises side effects. Associate Professor Matthias Wacker from NUS Pharmacy br...
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04
August
2021
| 17:13 Asia/Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the competing priorities that governments grapple with to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) while minimising harm. He noted that that effectiveness in regulating AI...
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27
July
2021
| 17:05 Asia/Singapore
Professor Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at NUS Business School, and Ms Yvonne Yock, Research Associate at the Centre, highlighted that while climate change is emerging as a critical concern, the financial impa...
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12
July
2021
| 09:11 Asia/Singapore
Despite government efforts to encourage female participation in information and communication technology (ICT), the latest census data indicate that the proportion of female ICT graduates in Singapore fell from 36 per cent in 2010 to 34 per cent in 2...
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09
July
2021
| 09:05 Asia/Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the challenges of using artificial intelligence within justice systems. He pointed out that while many decisions might be properly handed to machines, the final exercise of discret...
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25
June
2021
| 08:58 Asia/Singapore
Despite fighting the pandemic for over a year, there is the worry that any further relaxation of already strict restrictions will result in a surge of infections that could rapidly escalate. Associate Professor Alex Cook and Associate Professor Hsu L...
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15
June
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
With more demand for workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Asst Prof Andy Tay from NUS Engineering draws on his own experiences as a STEM educator, and shares the imperative need to rethink how these subjects are...
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03
June
2021
| 11:37 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Eduardo Araral, Co-Director, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Visiting Professor Vinod Thomas opine that it is in Singapore's interest to be a powerful voice for decarbonising the global ...
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17
May
2021
| 17:31 Asia/Singapore
It is a familiar feeling for Singaporeans as the country imposes fresh Coronavirus restrictions amid a fresh wave of community infections. This comes around a year after the Circuit Breaker to curb the spread of the virus at that time.What lies ahead...
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13
May
2021
| 17:06 Asia/Singapore
Assistant Professor Mary Chong from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health explained the importance of constantly providing incentives to get kids to eat healthier. She also pointed out that imposing too strict a restriction on less healthy fo...
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21
April
2021
| 09:31 Asia/Singapore
Since it began on 30 December 2020, Singapore’s vaccination programme has continued to make good progress. More than a million doses of vaccine have been administered, with around 40,000 doses now being administered per day. The vaccines were first g...
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April
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
While air purifiers can offer some protection against airborne diseases like COVID-19, relying on these tools as a singular bulwark is insufficient. Associate Professor Ernest Chua from NUS Mechanical Engineering breaks down how these machines work, ...
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15
April
2021
| 09:48 Asia/Singapore
Professor Barry Halliwell, Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at NUS Biochemistry and the Life Sciences Institute, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of antioxidants and free radicals. He began investigating this important research a...
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13
April
2021
| 09:43 Asia/Singapore
Do you find yourself spending more than usual when the weather is great? Is it a rational decision or a sentimental impulse?An NUS Business School study found that a typical consumer spends on average 1 per cent more when the weather is good and this...
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06
April
2021
| 13:52 Asia/Singapore
Will smart machines really replace human workers? NUS Business Centre on AI Technology for Humankind Founder and Director Prof David De Cremer and chess grandmaster Mr Garry Kasparov argue against this. They share that it is Augmented Intelligence – ...
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02
April
2021
| 16:59 Asia/Singapore
Professor John Lim, Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence at Duke-NUS Medical School, explained how the approval of the COVID-19 vaccines was expedited, and shared how decades of work behind the scenes have positioned regulators t...
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14
March
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Somewhere in NUS, an atom of lutetium is having a disco party. It is excited by, and gyrating in sync with, lasers in a darkened room, to the somewhat musical hum of equipment cooling fans. The outermost electron of the atom jumps up and down energet...
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10
March
2021
| 17:37 Asia/Singapore
The glut of new psychoactive substances in the past decade poses unprecedented challenges for drug policy and public health globally. Professor Eric Chan from NUS Pharmacy looks at four key challenges, and suggests possible solutions.Click here to re...
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March
2021
| 09:43 Asia/Singapore
Hand sanitisers have become part of everyday life since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is an instant and convenient way to wash hands, there is no clear answer on what germs hand sanitisers actually kill, and whether they are safe fo...
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04
March
2021
| 17:37 Asia/Singapore
Feeling hot in Singapore’s tropical climate is often perceived as normal, but most are unaware of how detrimental heat can be to our overall health, well-being and performance. While heat stress is the effect of the environment on the individual, hea...
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01
March
2021
| 10:16 Asia/Singapore
| By Assistant Professor Ben Charoenwong |US-listed GameStop has hit the financial news headlines as being the centre of a tug of war between big-money hedge funds short-selling the shares (or betting that it will fall); and small-time retail traders...
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14
February
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Valentine’s Day is the annual occasion for people to do something extra-special to express their love for their other halves, usually with flowers, a card and a meal.Animals, too, have their own colourful repertoire of courtship tactics. And the plac...
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05
February
2021
| 09:46 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Koh Lian Pin and Debby Ng |Each year, over a billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year worldwide. It’s a centuries-old festival that celebrates familial bonds, and is an opportunity to connect with and gift blessings to loved ones.Al...
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January
2021
| 17:53 Asia/Singapore
With the emergence of highly infectious coronavirus variants, along with a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore, having good protection against possible infection is an area of concern to many. NUS experts Professor Teo Yik Ying and Asso...
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28
January
2021
| 11:03 Asia/Singapore
“The review was happening as we were generating the data. That’s how we shortened what would have taken three years or so into about four months. And I think that’s how all the other companies like Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca moved as well.”At th...
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14
January
2021
| 16:40 Asia/Singapore
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? Will there be long-term side effects? What are the differences between the different vaccines?With Singapore’s vaccination programme underway, NUS experts answered the public’s most pressing queries. The session on 7 J...
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2020
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December
2020
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
On the night of 21 December 2020, the longest night of the year, we can witness two giant planets coming within a hair’s breadth of each other, a celestial event not seen for almost 800 years. In what has become popularly known as the Christmas Star,...
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