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A joint team of researchers in Singapore have have developed a capability to detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 RNA – the nucleic acid coding for the virus that causes COVID-19 – indoors through air sampling. The COVID-19 Delta variant’s rapid spread in Singapore and globally underlines the need for rapid identification of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in …

Tuberculosis is caused by the M. tuberculosis bacteria which mainly infects the patient’s lungs. Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) has plagued humans for thousands of years, and it continues to sit in the list of top 10 causes of death worldwide today? Worse, some strains of the bacteria that causes TB have become “superbugs” …

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from NTU Singapore has identified, for the first time, a key mechanism by which a dangerous plant disease can infect crops. The Xanthomonas bacteria, known as the “crop killer”, is a globally prevalent bacterium capable of infecting 400 different plant species. It causes bacterial spots and blights in the leaves and fruits of the plants …

A team of NTU roboticists has clinched two top awards at an autonomous driving competition organised by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google. In the Google’s 2021 Waymo Open Dataset Challenges which saw more than 70 international teams take part virtually, the NTU team won 1st place under the Interaction Prediction category and 2nd place under the Motion Prediction category. …

As cities worldwide expand their networks of cycling paths and more cyclists take to the streets, the chances of cycling accidents and potential collisions increase as well, underscoring the need for proper cycling safety in dense urban areas. A team of researchers from NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in collaboration with French specialty …

NTU has been ranked No. 1 in the Times Higher Education’s Young Universities Rankings for the first time. The only Singapore university listed in the rankings, NTU has been making steady progress, rising from second last year and third in 2019. The main factors that contributed to NTU’s strong showing are its strengths in teaching …

Team Spiffeng, comprising of NTU students, April Khong Ting Feng, Daris Dzakawan, Jovan Hermawan and Edward Widjaja, represented Singapore in the Top 40 finals for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2021 A trip to the local supermarket during the onset of COVID-19 (Phase 1) made Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student April Khong realise one thing: the threat of …

NTU Singapore continues to maintain its leading position in the global academic landscape with 10 subjects among the world’s Top 10 for the second year running. This is according to the latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. A total of 47 NTU subjects were ranked in the global ranking this …

The NTU team developed their plant ‘communication’ device by attaching a conformable electrode (a piece of conductive material) on the surface of a Venus flytrap plant using a soft and sticky adhesive known as hydrogel. With the electrode attached to the surface of the flytrap, researchers can achieve two things: pick up electrical signals to …

  The use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found. Three in four respondents (75%) said that their use of WhatsApp during the pandemic increased. This was followed by Telegram (60.3%), Facebook (60.2%) and Instagram (59.7%). …