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Graphene
10 Dec 2012
Theoretical calculations show graphene’s potential for controlling nanoscale light propagation on a chip
03 Dec 2012
Singapore, 3 December 2012 - First-of-its-kind Lab focused on developing scientific approaches towards biorenewable feedstocks
27 Nov 2012
Singapore, 27 Nov- A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and SFC Fluidics, a USA microfluidics-based biomedical device development company, will be collaborating to develop a portable diagnostic tool for rapid triaging of traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims and to improve the treatment strategies.
Polymer
21 Nov 2012
A novel approach produces dual-function molecules that enhance a widely used chemical reaction while reducing harmful by-products
21 Nov 2012
A more sensitive technique for determining user position could lead to improved location-based mobile services
Palm-oil
21 Nov 2012
The waste plant materials remaining from palm oil extraction processes can now be converted into a useful sugar
19 Nov 2012
A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Cima NanoTech, a US multinational company, have signed an agreement to jointly work on new sustainable nanomaterials, processes and devices for transparent conductors used to make cheaper and more efficient electronics and organic solar cells.
14 Nov 2012
Dusseldorf, Germany, 14 November 2012 – The Biofactory introduced today its ColoQuik line of label-free kits for the rapid colorimetric detection of protein-DNA interactions in biomedical research labs and the pharmaceutical industry. The kits are based on a unique technology developed by A*STAR Singapore.
09 Nov 2012
SINGAPORE, 9 November 2012: Singapore announces 8 biomedical sciences research programmes to advance understanding and treatment of diseases especially prevalent amongst the Asian population. This includes eye diseases, lung and stomach cancer and rare genetic diseases.
08 Nov 2012
Characterization of the thermal processes involved in heat-assisted magnetic recording paves the way for commercial devices
08 Nov 2012
A computational approach that makes processor-intensive first-principle calculations more manageable is now available to predict the structure of nano-alloy catalysts
08 Nov 2012
The recently developed ability to measure physical changes in silicon when processed into microelectronic devices could improve fabrication techniques for even smaller circuits
i2r
08 Nov 2012
A model that shows how connections in the brain must change to form memories could help to develop artificial cognitive computers
DSI_c281
31 Oct 2012
SINGAPORE, 1 November 2012: The “A-Drive”, one of the world’s thinnest 5mm hybrid hard drive in a 2.5’’ form factor, was officially launched today. DSI’s “A-Drive” is set to change the consumer and enterprise landscape, targeted specifically for tablets, ultrabooks, and future data centres.
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29 Oct 2012
Singapore’s manufacturing industry will benefit from a productivity boost with the launch of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) initiative – a move spearheaded by the Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) hosted at A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).
A new fluorescent glucose-amine probe
25 Oct 2012
Glucose–amine rings turn star-shaped fluorescent dyes into powerful probes for imaging cancer cells in three dimensions.
Schematic representations
25 Oct 2012
The temperature-controlled alignment of tiny crystals could help harness their collective properties for nanotechnology applications.
Hard drives
25 Oct 2012
Reducing information stored in magnetic thin films to the physical size of single grains could improve computer hard drives
graphone
10 Oct 2012
Simulations of atomic-scale processes show how to trap and pack molecules in patterned graphene sheets that may have molecular storage applications
nanocluster
10 Oct 2012
Gold nanocluster arrays developed at A*STAR are well suited for commercial applications of a high-performance sensing technique.
telephone
10 Oct 2012
A thin film made of graphene and a charge-inducing polymer shows promise as a replacement for transparent electrical conductors in displays
catalyst
10 Oct 2012
Industrial-scale chemistry could benefit from a robust new catalyst that selectively generates amino acid precursors from cyanide at room temperature
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10 Oct 2012
Imagine being able to store thousands of songs and high-resolution images on data devices no bigger than a fingernail. Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that an ultra-smooth surface is the key factor for “self-assembly”
Water
28 Sep 2012
Computer simulations of a metal–sulfide alloy unlock the secrets to designing solar-powered catalysts that generate hydrogen fuel from water
25 Sep 2012
This workshop will address issues of masculinity and men’s experiences in contexts of heterosexuality, migration, and transnationalism.
13 Sep 2012
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Hitachi Chemical) in Japan, will be collaborating on a joint research of high performance material technologies to support thin wafer processing for 3 dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) packaging.
12 Sep 2012
Faster signal storage and optical processing in nanomachined devices edge closer to realization
JANUS
12 Sep 2012
Inexpensive hybrid metal and oxide nanostructures prove to be a catalyst that enhance sunlight-powered hydrogen production
12 Sep 2012
Mechanical failure of short nanowires is characterized by smooth, ductile deformations, while long nanowires fail catastrophically
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30 Aug 2012
Institute of Microelectronics (IME) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MOSIS, a provider of low-cost prototyping and small volume production services for custom ICs, to offer its multiple-project wafer (MPW) service to MOSIS’ customers.

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Giants in history

Gloria Lim (born 1930) is a retired mycologist from Singapore who studied tropical fungi. Over the course of her career, Lim published 140 research papers, wrote several books on fungi and consulted for private companies and public sectors.