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09 Feb 2011
I²R, a research institute of the A*STAR, has entered into the second phase of a research and development agreement with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Joseph Fourier and the National University of Singapore for their joint laboratory in Singapore known as the Image, Pervasive Access Lab.
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08 Feb 2011
A new type of composite material with peapod structures can help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries
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08 Feb 2011
A tool to assess the performance of air cargo supply chain operations provides insights into the effects of industry reforms
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08 Feb 2011
Solar cells can be made thinner and lighter with the help of aluminum particles
01 Feb 2011
KAI Square is the software and hardware vendor for local public bus fleet operators' in-vehicle surveillance system and central management system. The company has teamed up with A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI), to provide an integrated solution targeted to benefit fleet operators.
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25 Jan 2011
A*STAR I²R team that pioneered Dance!3D system selected to be one of six finalists out of 23 nominees
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20 Jan 2011
‘Social’ robots with human-like mannerisms allow for more natural interactions with human users.
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20 Jan 2011
Forensic scientists have developed an automated system to extract volatile data from mobile phones
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20 Jan 2011
Computer-aided molecular design can help scientists find more efficient catalysts for polymerization reactions
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20 Jan 2011
Photonics and microelectromechanical systems fabricated separately on different wafers can now be aligned precisely by finishing with a single processing step
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10 Jan 2011
In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011, nearly 70 scientists from across the globe will speak at a two-day conference on research that can greatly impact technologies in health, lifestyle, high-value manufacturing and sustainability.
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07 Jan 2011
Singapore, 7 January 2011 - The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) and Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), both units of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have entered into a research and development (R&D) agreement with Huawei to co-develop new areas of infocomm technologies in Singapore.
06 Jan 2011
The Institute of Microelectronics and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are joining hands to develop MEMS Capacitive Sensor Platform Technology for power-efficient and highly sensitive motion sensing applications that are relevant to consumer electronics, automotive and aerospace industries.
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23 Dec 2010
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research announce the second Keystone Symposia conference on “Biofuels” in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011.
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16 Dec 2010
A total of three I²R scientists have been conferred IEEE fellow status since 2002
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16 Dec 2010
• A*STAR’s IMRE houses some of the world’s leading experts in SPM which was built for the physical sciences but is now widely adopted by biologists • SPM studies can help engineer novel techniques to reduce friction between surfaces at the molecular level and further miniaturise electronics.
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06 Dec 2010
US, European and Japanese companies join A*STAR’s Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON) to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use on ships, lenses and even medical devices.
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20 Nov 2010
A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) partners 10 EU research organisations to work on the groundbreaking €10 million ATMOL project that lays the foundation for creating and testing a molecular-sized processor chip.
16 Nov 2010
Team from Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) emerges first in Known-item-Search (KIS) task at National Institute and Standards Technology TRECVID Conference 2010
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03 Nov 2010
Singapore, 3 November 2010: The National Metrology Centre (NMC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) have jointly set up a national Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) infrastructure.
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28 Oct 2010
Singapore, 28 Oct - Total of S$17.5 million committed to date for 10 research projects that will redefine communications and safety, energy efficiency, as well as materials and electronics in future transportation
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18 Oct 2010
18 October 2010, Singapore – A total of 15 world renowned cognitive scientists have been invited to share recent advances in their respective fields at the 6th Decade of the Mind Conference to be held at Fusionopolis from 18 – 20 October 2010.
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13 Oct 2010
Based on the same principles of how a cornstarch solution hardens on impact, Singapore researchers have invented a new flexible, lightweight, impact-resistant composite material. The technology can be applied to a number of areas, including body armour, sports protective equipment, surgical garments, and even aerospace energy absorbent materials.
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13 Oct 2010
Singapore, 6 July - New method creates super-thin, high integrity, continuous metal lines that surpass today’s semiconductor industry requirements.
13 Oct 2010
Thirteen companies, ranging from local enterprises to MNCs are members of the initiative to exploit new market opportunities in the global nanotechnology market worth more than US$ 2.4 trillion in 2015.
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07 Oct 2010
The Asia Nano Forum’s (ANF) 3rd Asia Nanotech Camp at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) brings together 40 hand-picked PhD candidates and early career postdoctorates from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss, debate, network and collaborate on their favourite pastimes - nanotechnology, eating and shopping.
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15 Sep 2010
PRESS RELEASE - Singapore, 13 September - A total of 9 Innovative Technologies on Display to Bolster Singapore’s Green Buildings and Construction Industry
12 Jul 2010
Singapore, 9 July 2010 - The Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) announced the winners of Science Chronicles 2010 at an Awards Ceremony held in Fusionopolis on Thursday, 8 July.
13 Jan 2010
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have jointly developed a Prostate Robotic System with the Singapore General Hospital that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostrate cancer.
19 Sep 2008
Singapore To Promote Maritime R&D Innovation Through a S$3.4 million Collaboration Between Maritime Port Authority And A*STAR’S Institute Of High Performance Computing - pictures attached

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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.