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
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.
28 Sep 2011
Multi-compartment globular structures assembled from polymer-based materials may soon serve as cell prototypes
28 Sep 2011
Combining carbon dioxide sorbents with gold nanoparticle catalysts makes manufacturing ultrapure hydrogen gas easier than ever
28 Sep 2011
Similarities between the electronic states of molecules and the optical properties of gold nanostructures aid the development of new photonic devices
28 Sep 2011
Microfluidic devices are poised to transform biological research by streamlining the cost, speed and precision of individual experiments.
Wood Texture
28 Sep 2011
Vibration-assisted milling can lead to higher-quality surfaces
Microfluidics devices
21 Sep 2011
SIMTech Microfluidics Foundry, a successful outcome of a collaboration with CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, is a milestone for Singapore and the industry.
16 Sep 2011
New ceramic chip antennas offer better performance and reliability for wireless applications using unlicensed spectrum
bone cross section
16 Sep 2011
A model that relates multi-level organization and mechanical properties of biomaterials could guide the design of artificial composites
thin layer film
16 Sep 2011
Reverse engineering materials with a rapid, non-destructive laser-based technique can aid the fight against counterfeits.
16 Sep 2011
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and the University of Washington announce that they will join forces to provide shared Silicon Photonic processes as part of the Optoelectronics Systems Integration in Silicon programme (OpSIS).
rice husks
14 Sep 2011
Science System Corporation Shion Inc. has developed wet combustion technology to convert waste organic materials, particularly rice husks, to hydrogen and other value-added materials using water in a novel hexagonal batch reactor.
14 Sep 2011
New tool to use advanced transactional data analysis and digital forensics to provide an extra layer of security for online transactions
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09 Sep 2011
The data storage industry is currently growing at a healthy rate. Dr Pantelis Alexopoulos, the Executive Director of the Data Storage Institute in Singapore, gives his thoughts on emerging trends and developments in the industry.
08 Sep 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), working together with the Royal Society of Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline R&D (GSK) and the British High Commission in Singapore facilitated dialogue between Singapore and UK researchers on medicinal chemistry.
05 Sep 2011
The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), puts Singapore into the Guinness Book of World Records with the world’s smallest working gear!
02 Sep 2011
Design optimization could help maximize the power conversion efficiency of thin-film silicon solar cells
02 Sep 2011
Simple templating technology allows researchers to stamp out materials that mimic the adhesive properties of gecko toes
01 Sep 2011
A nanoparticle-infused film brings innovative lighting and display technologies closer to reality.
18 Aug 2011
A one-pot synthesis provides a simpler and faster route to highly efficient solar cells
18 Aug 2011
The transmission quality of an optical fiber can now be tested without the need to take measurements at both ends
17 Aug 2011
This multidisciplinary conference examines urban governance in Asia from the perspective of intercity networks. Asia is home to around half of the world’s urban population and many of the most populous cities.
Flexible, organic solar cells
16 Aug 2011
Scientists from Singapore’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have created a new polymer with both high charge mobility and high power conversion efficiency for application in both plastic electronics and organic solar cells.
08 Aug 2011
Software that can identify the individual components of a chemically complex object can help museums and auction houses to authenticate ancient objects
08 Aug 2011
Highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes are created by optimizing the molecular structure and device configuration
08 Aug 2011
A silicon chip with integrated laser and optical grating offers new possibilities for telecommunications


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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.