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A silicon-based viral extraction chip
18 Jul 2012
A simple new method of extracting viral RNA from blood samples allows quick, on-the-spot identification of dengue fever in patients
A*STAR and WDA logo
11 Jul 2012
805 engineers or 2322 SOAs (number of trainee-module) have been successfully trained through the 8 WSQ training programmes, funded by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), and developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
04 Jul 2012
Computer simulations reveal how rhodium catalysts with ‘stepped’ surface structures break ethanol molecules into hydrogen atoms and why they are so efficient
A variety of nanoplasmonic waveguides of complex shapes.
04 Jul 2012
Waveguides that combine metallic and semiconductor structures can be made more compact
Viral membrane
04 Jul 2012
Exploiting the early immune response in Chikungunya fever promises to provide protection.
The nanoscale titania pattern before and after heat-treatment.
04 Jul 2012
A new lithography technique enables the production of nanoscale patterns of titania for high-tech applications.
02 Jul 2012
A*STAR scientists transform vast amounts of data into applications and systems that are able to analyse crowd behaviour, allow remote energy management or even tell where some of the windiest spots in the city centre are.
Info diagram
27 Jun 2012
Speech Translation in 23 Languages will allow up to 5 users to chat simultaneously. International Research Consortium (U-STAR) with members from 23 Countries unveils a Speech Translation Application, “VoiceTra4U-M”.
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26 Jun 2012
Singapore’s Data Storage Institute (DSI), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has developed a big data software that enables travel companies and hotels to tap the growth potential of online travel bookings.
Dual-disk ring structure and scanning electron micrscosopy images
21 Jun 2012
Silver nanostructures exhibit a resonance feature that is useful for a multitude of sensing applications.
nanowire transistor
21 Jun 2012
New design reduces the areal footprint of nanowire transistors by a factor of two. Xiang Li at the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and co-workers have now integrated two transistors onto a single vertical silicon nanowire, pushing the areal density limit of nanowire transistors even further.
11 Jun 2012
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) announces a collaboration with Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, for the research and development of advanced power electronics devices.
07 Jun 2012
An innovative computer program brings color to grayscale images
07 Jun 2012
Imaging nanoporous metals with beams of electrons provides deep insights into the unusual optical properties of these materials
07 Jun 2012
New patterning technique produces a faithful reproduction of grayscale images down to the micrometer level
07 Jun 2012
A*STAR’s Snap2Tell image recognition technology is at the forefront of new media applications for mobile phone and iPad users.
06 Jun 2012
Singapore, 6 June 2012 - The 2nd phase will build on the work accomplished in Phase I to develop 3 product-oriented (PO) devices, namely, the Oscillator, Magnetometer and Energy Harvester, which are among the fastest growing MEMS devices in the next five years.
05 Jun 2012
The resulting technology will substantially enhance performance, lower costs and shrink the size of multi-megapixel image sensors found in mobile applications such as smart phones, digital cameras and tablet personal computers.
04 Jun 2012
Singapore, 4 June 2012 - The temperature sensor will be part of a tyre pressure monitoring system which maintains the correct tyre pressure for comfortable driving, fuel efficiency, longer tyre-life and higher safety for the driver.
Robotic Material Remova
31 May 2012
Singapore, 31 May 2012 - Singapore today announced the establishment of the Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC), the first centre in Asia to look into research and development (R&D) to develop technologies for remanufacturing that can be readily adopted by industry.
30 May 2012
Singapore, 30 May 2012: Hitachi and Data Storage Institute (DSI), a research institute of A*STAR are devising a data compression technique to tackle the increasing volume of genome sequencing data generated by the healthcare and biomedical industry.
24 May 2012
The IME and NXP team will collaborate on the development of process technologies for the manufacturing of GaN devices on 200mm wafer, which is expected to bring about considerable reduction in manufacturing cost compared to using smaller size wafers.
23 May 2012
‘Tractor beams’ of light that pull objects towards them are no longer science fiction. Haifeng Wang at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and co-workers have now demonstrated how a tractor beam can in fact be realized on a small scale.
robot handshake
23 May 2012
New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognises human gestures quickly and accurately, and requires very little training.
An array of metamolecules
23 May 2012
A novel approach to designing artificial materials could enable magnetic devices with a wider range of properties than those now available. An international team of researchers have now extended the properties and potential uses of metamaterials by using not one but two very different classes of nanostructures, or metamolecules.
SEM image showing the engineered anti-reflective nanostructures
23 May 2012
The innovative plastics offer improved performance and wider viewing angles over existing anti-reflective plastics in the market. This plastic uses a locally-developed nanotechnology method that creates a complex pattern of super tiny structures that mimic the patterns found on a moth’s eye, which has a unique method of diffusing light.
DSI executive and NTHU dean
10 May 2012
SINGAPORE, 8 May 2012: Singapore’s Data Storage Institute (DSI) has signed a collaboration agreement with Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) to pursue research on flexible cable which will be assembled into the world’s first 5mm hybrid hard disk drive (HDD), targeted to launch at the end of the year.
Terahertz (THz) generation
09 May 2012
A new approach to generating terahertz radiation will lead to new imaging and sensing applications. The low energy of the radiation means that it can pass through materials that are otherwise opaque, opening up uses in imaging and sensing — for example, in new security scanners. In practice, however, applications have been difficult to implement.
magnetic film
09 May 2012
A modified approach to fabrication of magnetic memory elements may lead to a new generation of stable, ultra-high-capacity hard drives
Janus nanoparticle
09 May 2012
Hybrid 'Janus' nanoparticles made from gold and titania have high catalytic activity and extraordinary durability

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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.