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Dr Filip Biljecki (left) and Mr Abraham Noah Wu (right) at the solar roof of the SDE4 building. 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 …

  I realised that humans are the best source of inspiration for designing and building robotics and artificial intelligent systems. This brought me closer to the fields of psychology and cognitive science. The first-hand experience of using the 386 computer in 1991—that would strike today’s computer users as archaic—captivated Boon Kiat with its “vast, mind-opening …

Scientists from NTU Singapore, in collaboration with clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore, have developed a novel method that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness through damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye. Glaucoma …

About SG Women in Tech Singapore has one of the highest proportion of women in the tech workforce in Southeast Asia. Women currently make up 41% of the tech workforce in Singapore, surpassing the global average of 28%.[1] The Singapore government recognises the gender imbalance in the tech sector, and is committed to collaborate efforts with the industry …

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has launched a new Vulnerability Rewards Programme (VRP) to augment the existing Government Bug Bounty Programme (GBBP) and Vulnerability Disclosure Programme (VDP). Together, the three crowdsourced vulnerability discovery programmes[1] supplement GovTech’s suite of cybersecurity capabilities[2] to safeguard the Government’s Infocomm Technology and Smart Systems (ICT&SS). The three crowdsourced vulnerability discovery programmes offer …

SARS-CoV-2 genome folds into complex structures inside host cells. A team of researchers from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Bioinformatics Institute (BII), together with Duke-NUS Medical School, integrated a variety of technologies to study not only the whole genome of SARS-CoV-2, but also its RNA structures, and …

Twenty years ago this month, Google opened the doors of its first overseas office — in Tokyo. The office was rudimentary by today’s standards (the music system was a portable cassette deck). But our founders knew the Asia Pacific region would be central to Google’s mission of making information universally accessible. More importantly, Google also …

Scientists at NTU Singapore have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery. This pollen-derived ink is able to hold its shape when deposited onto a surface, making it a viable alternative to current inks …

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with a new solution to boost the surveillance of designer drug abuse. Led by Professor Eric Chan from the NUS Department of Pharmacy, the team has identified three new urinary biomarkers that could be used to detect consumption of ADB-BUTINACA, an emerging synthetic cannabinoid …

A self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, Puay Siew is naturally driven to seek new frontiers in science at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and manufacturing. It is a critical junction where ideas come to life and impossible concepts become possible. “I am a dreamer. That’s what keeps me young and alive,” she shares. Puay Siew has …