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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.
hydrogen car
29 Aug 2012
The latest advance in imaging technology helps optimize catalysts for use in onboard fuel processing. A*STAR researchers have identified the subtle, atomic-scale structural transformations that can activate and de-activate gold nanoparticle catalysts, a finding that may lead to longer-lasting hydrogen fuel cells.
Schematic of tuneable color filter
29 Aug 2012
Flat panel displays and many digital devices require thin, efficient and low-cost light-emitters for applications. The pixels that make up the different colors on the display are typically wired to complex electronic circuits, but now researchers at A*STAR have developed a display technology that requires a much simpler architecture for operation.
Graphene
29 Aug 2012
Graphene-based materials kill bacteria through one of two possible mechanisms. Researchers at A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and co-workers have now compared the antibacterial activity of graphite, graphite oxide, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide using the model bacterium Escherichia coli.
28 Aug 2012
Toronto, Ontario; Ithaca, NY; Singapore, August 28th, 2012 - Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has attracted interest from the medical imaging community for its ability to provide live 3D images at near microscopic levels, offering an ‘optical ultrasound’ alternative for doctors.
IME
28 Aug 2012
Singapore, 28 Aug 2012 ― Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz.
Nuclear power plant
17 Aug 2012
The finding that nitrogen can combine with oxygen in zirconia to form NO molecules may lead to safer materials for nuclear reactors
Image of a natural lotus leaf surface
17 Aug 2012
Studies reveal a new way to make superhydrophobic surfaces with better self-cleaning capabilities
17 Aug 2012
Researchers from A*STAR IME have developed an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that uses only 400 nW, the lowest power consumption reported to date amongst today’s standard processing technology.
Graphene
17 Aug 2012
Transistors made from graphene nanoribbons make efficient magnetic field sensors
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17 Aug 2012
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Futurewei Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to develop and advance Through Silicon Interposer (TSI) technology.
Fibrous caffeine crystals
17 Aug 2012
Water plays a key role in the co-crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients
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14 Aug 2012
I2R’s Techfest 2012 showcases the latest exciting innovations from revolutionary big data analytics to next-generation entertainment technologies. Techfest 2012 and ICM Horizons will be open to the public from 10am to 6pm on 15th and 16th August 2012.
Nanocolourprinting
12 Aug 2012
Singapore, 12 August 2012 - Inspired by colourful stained-glass windows, researchers from Singapore have demonstrated an innovative method for producing sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dpi which can be applicable in reflective colour displays, anti-counterfeiting, and high-density optical data recording.
hard disk drive
02 Aug 2012
Fluid dynamics simulations aim to better predict how air circulating in a hard disk drive perturbs the vibrating read/write head
Schematic illustration of a hollow fiber
02 Aug 2012
Hollow optical fibers containing light-emitting liquids hold big promises for biological sensing applications
hard drive
02 Aug 2012
Using the correct annealing temperature is key to making fast, non-volatile computer memory
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02 Aug 2012
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME), has signed a research collaboration agreement with Delta Networks, Inc. (Delta), a global leader in power, thermal management solutions and networking products, to develop a metamaterial (MTM) antenna for wireless application that offers improvements in performance with reduced power and cost.
A sample of a nanoimprinted plastic film
02 Aug 2012
Scientists from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) will partner companies to develop, prototype and conduct pilot large scale manufacturing of nanoimprinted materials with better performance and at potentially lower cost than current production methods.
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26 Jul 2012
Leading global Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu opens its first overseas joint laboratory with I2R to develop language processing technologies
Fluorescence image of breast cancer cells incubated with dye-loaded BSA nanoparticles
18 Jul 2012
Fluorescent dyes with aggregation-induced emission provide new probes for cancer diagnosis and therapy
SPP sensing
18 Jul 2012
Molecular sensors based on nanoholes in metallic films are shown to be ideal for medical diagnosis
hard disk drive
18 Jul 2012
New insights into the stable magnetism of phase-change semiconductors could enable the development of ultra-high-speed data storage

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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.