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Beamline
12 Dec 2011
A first-of-its-kind research facility in South-east Asia
spin valves
09 Dec 2011
Systematic study of the switching behavior in differential dual spin valves reveals the role of interlayer couplings
Barnacle
09 Dec 2011
Microtextured surfacing may help to eradicate the problem of barnacle larvae in the shipping industry
07 Dec 2011
Singapore, 7th December 2011 – Dr. Zhang Rui, a research scientist at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), has won the “6th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award” for his outstanding participation and active involvement in IEEE ComSoc publications and conferences in the last 3 years.
06 Dec 2011
The A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Tezzaron Semiconductor, a leader in 3D-ICs, have today announced a research collaboration agreement to develop and exploit advanced Through Silicon Interposer (TSI) technology.
01 Dec 2011
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Peking University (PKU) have announced to jointly collaborate in research interests spanning areas in emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies such as RRAM.
generator
28 Nov 2011
A tiny generator built from silicon nanowires can harness energy from the surplus heat produced in electronic circuits
tubular probes
28 Nov 2011
Short, capped single-walled carbon nanotubes may serve as ideal probing tips to study friction, lubrication and wear at the microscale
probing interactions
28 Nov 2011
Nanoparticles offer insights into interactions between single-stranded DNA and their binding proteins
flex
23 Nov 2011
SIMTech established Singapore’s first Large Area Processing Research Programme as it sets sights on creating a new industry to produce innovative large area printed electronics and functional films that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Cells
16 Nov 2011
A numerical model could improve the performance of cell-sorting devices by predicting the paths taken by deformable cells
16 Nov 2011
A single polymer can be used to fabricate both thin-film transistors and solar cells
Schematic of the circuits
16 Nov 2011
A passive alignment method offers an easy solution for fabricating integrated photonic circuits
16 Nov 2011
To spur the growth in eco-friendly industries, A*STAR’s research institute, SIMTech, is spearheading a slew of R&D initiatives in green technologies in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS).
11 Nov 2011
New digital audio format allows listeners to enjoy full range streaming audio with consistent quality, without frustrating delays or large file sizes
01 Nov 2011
Singapore, 1 November 2011. The Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), one of the largest experimental power grid facilities in the world was officially opened in Singapore, today, by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.
IME Image
31 Oct 2011
Certification affirms IME’s ability to meet partners’ and industry’s requirements to conduct R&D to develop next generation novel medical devices
non volatile memory
28 Oct 2011
Micron and Singapore’s A*STAR Data Storage Institute to Develop Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory
Illustration of gold nanoparticle
27 Oct 2011
Coupling nanoparticles to purpose-built resonators boosts the performance of Raman spectroscopy
An MPPC detector
27 Oct 2011
The elimination of detrimental cross-talks in single-photon detectors pushes quantum optics to new limits
A plastic optical fiber
27 Oct 2011
The rate of data transmission over plastic optical fibers can be increased by controlling modal dispersion with simple and robust tapers on each end
SEM images
14 Oct 2011
Dr Joel Yang from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering with collaborators from the National University of Singapore and the Data Storage Institute has developed a process that can increase the data recording density of hard disks to 3.3 Terabit/in2, six times that of of current models. The key ingredient? Regular table salt.
13 Oct 2011
The Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance – or SIRCA II – aims to improve the inter-disciplinary research skills of emerging scholars in the Global South.
13 Oct 2011
Proposals for research projects on Information Societies and Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) carried out in the Global South will be accepted by SIRCA II
12 Oct 2011
Multi-compartment globular structures assembled from polymer-based materials may soon serve as cell prototypes
nanopillars
12 Oct 2011
Advanced electronics beckon thanks to self-assembling templates that allow the creation of nanoscale features on silicon wafers
12 Oct 2011
Generating microbes with useful properties is quicker and easier if multiple genes are modified at the same time
SIMTech
07 Oct 2011
The Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC), a first of its kind in Singapore, is a rich resource of A*STAR SIMTech technologies showcased under one roof.

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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.