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29 May 2020 | Impact

NUS and ST Engineering leverage quantum technology for cybersecurity

NUS has teamed up with ST Engineering to pioneer new network encryption solutions that provide superior security by leveraging next-generation quantum cryptography technology.

29 May 2020 | Innovators

NUS researcher selected to be in WEF’s Young Scientists Class of 2020

Assistant Professor Andy Tay from NUS Biomedical Engineering is the only Singaporean selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to be in its Class of 2020 Young Scientists. He is among 25 young researchers under the age of 40 honoured for their contribution in cutting-edge research.

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.

21 May 2020 | Impact

Using the ‘shadow-effect’ to generate electricity

NUS researchers have created a device called a ‘shadow-effect energy generator’ that makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in harnessing indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.

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.

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