NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Impact)

2021
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November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, inaugural NUSS Professor at NUS Biomedical Engineering, has been named the winner of the Asia’s Most Influential Scientist Award by the business magazine Fortune Times.A prolific researcher and inventor, Prof Lim has been re...
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25
November
2021
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
3D printing technology now has a new addition to its list of useful applications – producing protective shoes for birds. In a first for Asia, Jurong Bird Park’s avian veterinary team and the Keio-NUS CUTE Center at the National University of Singapor...
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17
November
2021
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
An anaerobic digestion system for food waste treatment is being piloted at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. The system was developed by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and converts food waste generated by food...
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17
November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
A team of young inventors from NUS Engineering is making a big step forward in bringing new ‘HOPES’ to glaucoma patients. Their wearable device, called Home Eye Pressure E-skin Sensor, or HOPES, which is designed for safe, accurate, pain-free and low...
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16
November
2021
| 16:00 Asia/Singapore
Thirty-two NUS researchers have been placed among some of the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List published by data analytics firm Clarivate.The highly-anticipated annual list, comprising 6,602 r...
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11
November
2021
| 10:33 Asia/Singapore
Charles Darwin is arguably the most influential scientist in history. Launched online today is the culmination of 16 years of tireless dedication: a compilation of over 1,700 contemporary book reviews of Darwin’s works, in 16 languages and spanning t...
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10
November
2021
| 18:26 Asia/Singapore
NUS has been named one of the most innovative organisations in South and Southeast Asia by research firm Clarivate.It is the second year running that the University has been recognised by Clarivate, a Thomson Reuters spin-off known for its analytics ...
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09
November
2021
| 17:27 Asia/Singapore
The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) at NUS is partnering with multinational conglomerate Tencent in the areas of financial technology (Fintech) research, education, and entrepreneurship to boost Asia’s burgeoning Fintech ecosystem.Under the...
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09
November
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Countries around in the world are seeing a rise in both the number and the proportion of older persons in their populations. In Singapore, it is estimated that by 2030, one in four people will be over 65 years of age, and this will rise to almost one...
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05
November
2021
| 15:20 Asia/Singapore
NUS and global technology leader Cisco on 5 Nov launched a Corporate Laboratory to boost innovation and research in key technology areas, including areas like artificial intelligence (AI), healthcare, urban infrastructure and cybersecurity. These cap...
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02
November
2021
| 15:02 Asia/Singapore
Five young researchers from NUS who have made great achievements in their respective fields have been identified as among the most influential innovators in Asia Pacific who are younger than 35.Recognised in the 2021 MIT Technology Review Innovators ...
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29
October
2021
| 10:52 Asia/Singapore
High Mountain Asia (HMA), which refers to the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding high Asian mountains, is home to the world’s third-largest ice reservoir and the origin of many of Asia’s large rivers. In fact, these rivers are crucial lifelines for ...
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28
October
2021
| 14:27 Asia/Singapore
From novel processes to produce hydrogen to innovative ways to capture, use and store carbon dioxide, eight teams led by NUS researchers have recently been awarded funding under the Low-Carbon Energy Research Funding Initiative (LCER FI) to develop c...
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21
October
2021
| 13:35 Asia/Singapore
A research team led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), in collaboration with clinical partners from Singap...
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20
October
2021
| 10:15 Asia/Singapore
Residents of Queenstown can look forward to quality homes and a living environment that will support their physical, social, and mental well-being, to enable them to lead more active and fulfilling lives. The Housing & Development Board (HDB), the Na...
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19
October
2021
| 17:32 Asia/Singapore
Thirty-six NUS staff and alumni have been lauded in the 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List, the latest iteration of an award aimed at recognising and celebrating Singapore-based women who have been inspiring their communities and making...
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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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