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NUS researchers successfully engineer the world’s first aerogels made from scrap rubber tyres

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that...
18-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NUS study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness globally

An AI analysis of photographs posted on social media revealed a positive association between nature and happiness globally
10-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More than 60 per cent of Myanmar’s mangroves has been deforested in the last 20 years: NUS study

New research from the National University of Singapore showed that between 1996 and 2016, substantial mangrove forests have been converted to agricultural use in Myanmar.
3-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

NUS-led study suggests that mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now

An international team of researchers led by Associate Professor Daniel Friess and Dr Erik Yando of the National University of Singapore has found that globally, mangrove loss rates have reduced by almost an order of magnitude between the late 20th...
25-Feb-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring

Two studies from the National University of Singapore demonstrate that insects can learn from their previous experiences and adjust their future behaviour for survival and reproduction.
3-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS researchers discover breakthrough in cancer diagnosis using big data analytics

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a personalised assessment tool which can detect the incidence of cancer, predict patient survivability and determine patient suitability for immunotherapy cancer treatment.
14-Jan-2020 3:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dehydrated, low on sugar or at risk of skin infection? Wearable sensor made by NUS researchers can tell from your sweat

A team of NUS researchers have come up with the pH Watch, an ‘add-on’ to a wearable health monitoring gadget that can tell users about the condition of their health from their sweat pH.
13-Jan-2020 5:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Team led by NUS avian researcher discovered 10 new bird taxa in little-explored islands of Wallacea

A research team led by Associate Professor Frank Rheindt from the National University of Singapore found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island groups off Sulawesi, Indonesia. The islands are situated in...
10-Jan-2020 3:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, as well as 12 NUS Overseas Colleges across the world. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus community.

Our multidisciplinary and real-world approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables us to work closely with industry, governments and academia to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in our faculties, 29 university-level research institutes, research centres of excellence and corporate labs focus on themes that include energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; as well as risk management and resilience of financial systems. Our latest research focus is on the use of data science, operations research and cybersecurity to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

For more information on NUS, please visit www.nus.edu.sg.


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