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12 Feb 2014
A*STAR’s exhibition at Singapore Airshow 2014 to highlight its R&D initiatives in aviation
10 Feb 2014
SINGAPORE, 10 FEBRUARY 2014 – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading aerospace company Airbus at the 3rd Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum today.
07 Feb 2014
Researchers from A*STAR IME conceptualized a novel strategy to efficiently harness low frequency vibrations as infinite power source for miniature electronic devices.
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05 Feb 2014
SINGAPORE, 5 February 2014 - DBS Bank and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) today announced an agreement to set up a Joint Lab leveraging the research institute’s capabilities in developing new and innovative products and services. This partnership is part of an ongoing journey by DBS to shape the future of banking.
29 Jan 2014
Joint Lab combines A*STAR’s I2R’s Autonomous Vehicle capabilities and BYD’s expertise in electric vehicles to foster clean technology innovations
24 Jan 2014
Is charity altruistic or egoistically motivated? Are there ethical and unethical religious giving? Is there anything specifically ‘Asian’ about particular conceptions of ethical giving? What are our alternatives to thinking through such issues beyond simple dichotomies?
22 Jan 2014
Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has entered into a research agreement with Nestlé today to help boost the company’s expansion in R&D in the country.
22 Jan 2014
An innovative design turns soft hydrogels into ionic conductors with diverse applications, from artificial muscles to transparent audio speakers
22 Jan 2014
Innovative electrodes allow new computer memory technologies to be compatible with existing circuitry
22 Jan 2014
A chip-based detection system for minor functional proteins in infant milk formula could assist quality-control testing
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20 Jan 2014
ACM Biolabs, a spin-off company from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), will market novel plastic cell membranes to be used as low-cost, easily maintained drug targets that may help shorten the drug discovery process by weeks or months and cut cost by two-thirds.
16 Jan 2014
A study of the thermodynamic properties of copper connections uncovers a route to improving the reliability of electronic devices
16 Jan 2014
Using a copper catalyst to unite carbon dioxide with organic molecules under mild conditions could make this ubiquitous gas industrially useful
16 Jan 2014
Using a newly developed technique, protective casings for microscale devices can be built quickly and cheaply without damaging components
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15 Jan 2014
A portable instrument that replaces a full-size laboratory provides accurate multi-element analysis in less than a minute
15 Jan 2014
Developed at A*STAR, the first electrically pumped random lasers for mid-infrared radiation are set to enable applications in sensing and imaging
13 Jan 2014
This workshop calls for fresh empirical research on a variety of spaces of exception in Asia to shed light on new ways capitalism works socially and culturally under contemporary globalisation.
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06 Jan 2014
Singapore, 6 Jan - Tera-Barrier Films invents alternative stretchable plastic for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics.
19 Dec 2013
Sheets of carbon just one atom thick could make effective transparent electrodes in certain types of photovoltaic cells
19 Dec 2013
Dr. Li Haizhou is recognised for his achievements in speech and language technology. As a pioneer in human language technology for Asian languages, Dr. Li has made outstanding contributions in transforming the interface of mobile applications and breaking down the language barriers for Asian society.
04 Dec 2013
Quickly switching the orientation of a laser beam enables control over the quantum properties of light
04 Dec 2013
Hacking programs disguised as games are helping Apple to improve the security of devices operating on its iOS platform
04 Dec 2013
A microelectromechanical system developed in Singapore provides the 360-degree view that is critical in diagnostic imaging
26 Nov 2013
Singapore, 26 Nov 2013 – A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME), GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) will collaborate to develop and advance micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technologies for automotive, aerospace, consumer, healthcare, industrial, and mobility applications.
22 Nov 2013
Singapore, 22 Nov 2013: A*STAR has launched the Industrial Additive Manufacturing (AM) Programme to develop a number of critical technologies to grow an internationally competitive AM industry in support of the manufacturing sector in Singapore, particularly the aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, marine and precision engineering industries.
20 Nov 2013
A narrow channel that acts as a polarization filter adds a new dimension to optical data transmission
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20 Nov 2013
Understanding how hydration affects color-changing windows that optimize solar energy transmission can boost their efficiency and durability
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20 Nov 2013
Specially designed nanostructured materials can increase the light-absorbing efficiency of solar cells
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20 Nov 2013
A recently isolated bacterial strain converts waste from palm oil production into industrially useful lactic acid
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18 Nov 2013
Singapore, 19 Nov: Singapore’s SIMTech, a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland inked a MoU to promote R&D in technology innovation and new capabilities development for the Factories of the Future.

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Giants in history

Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
Gloria Lim (1930-2022) was a mycologist from Singapore who studied tropical fungi. One of the first students to attend University of Malaya when it was founded in 1949, she went on to become the first female Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Singapore.