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Google’s smart glasses never really took off despite strong initial interest from the public. GovTech’s Mr Ng Yong Kiat shares why he thinks smart glasses technology deserves a second shot. When Google first announced its head-mounted display—the Google Glass—in 2012, it clearly caught the eye of the mass consumer market. The promotional video for the …

Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto the lunar surface 50 years ago. As a NASA airborne astronomy ambassador and director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee …

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Rolls-Royce have launched the first collaborative digital technology project to boost efforts in the development and deployment of new technologies to optimise engine maintenance. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding[1] to partner on digital service solutions at the Farnborough Air Show, United Kingdom, in July …

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user’s smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers …

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and ST Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop innovative solutions for smart cities. This long-term partnership will focus on technology co-development, adoption and commercialisation in four key areas: robotics, smart mobility, smart communications and healthtech. Examples of technologies that will be focused on include …

Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, parcels of land which had been given over to allotments and city farms were gradually taken up for …

When you think of trends that might be shaping the future, the first things that come to mind probably have something to do with technology: Robots taking over jobs. Artificial intelligence advancing and proliferating. 5G making everything faster, connected cities making everything easier, data making everything more targeted. Technology is undoubtedly changing the way we …

The idea of living on the Moon, Mars or an even more distant planet has long captured our imagination. When facts are in short supply, fiction thrives – but science fiction has a habit of eventually becoming science fact. In 1608, the astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler wrote his novel Somnium, in which he describes a …

Huge amounts of water evaporate from water surfaces such as reservoirs and the open sea each day. To address this issue, especially in water scarce areas, researchers from NUS found an innovative way to harvest water from the humid air above water surfaces. The solution lies in a unique zinc-based water-absorbing hydrogel that was developed last …

Apple will open its second Singapore store in July, according to the tech giant on Friday (Jun 28). Located at Jewel Changi Airport, the store will open on Jul 13 at 10am, more than two years after the launch of the first store along Orchard Road. No other information, such as the size of the Jewel outlet, …