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Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise and improves indoor ventilation. Called the Acoustic Friendly Ventilation Window (AFVW), this novel system cuts environment noise …

Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsius per decade since 1970, based on data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers at the National University of Singapore have a new invention that could take it a big step forward. It is a network of smart electrical sockets controlled by a central computer, optimising energy use throughout a building or even across buildings. The team …

A team of NUS scientists led by Dr Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has discovered a previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more effective treatment. Their findings concern a process called RNA editing. The DNA code of a …

A team of researchers from NUS has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more. Sweating is a …

The NUS research team led by Associate Professor Yan Ning (left) and Assistant Professor Zhou Kang (right) has developed an integrated upcycling process to produce high-value amino acids from waste materials. The shells of crustaceans and wood waste such as branches pruned from trees usually end up in landfills. These waste materials are given a …

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has launched a new Master of Science (Msc) in Accounting programme to develop talent in accounting and data analytics skills. The one-year full-time programme will give recent graduates the skillsets to thrive in the increasingly automated accounting industry. The new programme will focus on both theory and …

The Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP) under NUS Engineering is collaborating with 12 international partners to form an alliance, with the aim of creating a set of programming guidelines to accelerate digitalisation and unify the operations of global maritime and port industries. The new global alliance brings together researchers, solution developers, governments, …

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by NUS researchers. Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from NUS Economics and an author of the study, said, “Plastic waste is a growing global environmental …

Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, and they are considered one of the most important fruits in the world. However, the harvesting of this delicious and healthy fruit results in tons of pineapple leaves waste which are usually left to rot or are burned. This could, in turn, release harmful chemicals and greenhouse …