NUS has teamed up with ST Engineering to pioneer new network encryption solutions that provide superior security by leveraging next-generation quantum cryptography technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The photo above shows microscopic imaging of the control (left) and rejuvenated fibroblasts (right), with fluorescent labels highlighting the nucleus (blue), nuclear envelope (green), and cytoskeleton (in magenta). The presence of more contractile proteins (in red) in the rejuvenated fibroblasts indicates that they have recovered their ability to contract.
These mini kirigami light-driven thin-film robots pictured here are developed by a team of researchers led by Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei from NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering. With the ability to simultaneously sense strain and temperature, these robots show the way towards developing diverse intelligent behaviours in soft robots.
Blue phosphorus, a form of phosphorus that has unique optoelectronic properties, has been synthesised in an atomically-thin layer on gold by NUS chemists. This breakthrough provides a platform for further exploration of new blue phosphorus-based electronic devices.
This artistic reconstruction of a 13,000-year-old weevil shows iridescent colours which may have originated as a means of camouflage. The discovery, made by researchers from Yale-NUS and University College Cork, offers insights to the origin of light-scattering nanostructures present in today’s insects.
A new maritime trap-jaw ant species, Odontomachus litoralis, has been recently discovered in Singapore mangroves. Left: Full-face view of O. litoralis worker. Right: Full-face view of O. litoralis male.