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22 May 2020 | Impact

A new library of atomically thin 2D materials

NUS researchers have created a new collection of atomically thin two-dimensional materials. Using novel synthesis conditions for transition metal dichalcogenides, more than 10 new materials have been made by the team, with many more still to be discovered.

21 May 2020 | Insights

COVID-19 can widen gaps in children’s development

COVID-19 and home-based learning can exacerbate socio-economic inequalities, leading to wider learning gaps. NUS Centre for Family and Population Research Founding Director Professor Jean Yeung suggested concerted interventions are needed to mitigate gaps among Singaporean children.

20 May 2020 | Impact

Journey to uncover mysteries of the Pacific Ocean

Nine NUS researchers were part of a team that went on a five-week long voyage to the Pacific Ocean’s Clarion-Clipperton Zone to obtain baseline data on the biodiversity of abyssal polymetallic nodule fields.

19 May 2020 | Insights

More solar power for Singapore

Dr Thomas Reindl, the Lead Author of the “Update of the Solar PV Roadmap of Singapore”, explains how renewable energy in Singapore could have a bright future.

15 May 2020 | Impact

Groundbreaking SARS-CoV-2 serology test launched

Duke-NUS is collaborating with GenScript and A*STAR to co-develop and manufacture the world's first test kit that can identify neutralising antibodies in patients with COVID-19. The test does not require a biosafety containment facility and gives accurate results within an hour.

14 May 2020 | Impact

Cooling with heat: Hybrid air conditioner that reduces electricity consumption

Innovative technology from NUS has been incorporated into commercial cooling systems around the nation. By using solar heat as an energy source, the efficiency of the hybrid air conditioner increases as the weather gets hotter.

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