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ALMA images of two molecular clouds: N159E-Papillon Nebula (left) and N159W South (right).
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
14 Nov 2019
Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud by observations with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.
Duke-NUS Medical School
14 Nov 2019
Foremost society of kidney specialists highlights Singapore-led global study to better understand diabetes complications and reduce their prevalence.
Hokkaido University
13 Nov 2019
Differences in gene expression led to different bird songs between species.
Asia Research News
13 Nov 2019
Gregorio Y. Zara (8 March 1902 – 15 October 1978) was a Filipino engineer and physicist best remembered for inventing the first two-way video telephone.
Asia Research News
13 Nov 2019
Presentation by Dr Javad Rostami, City University of Hong Kong, at TechInnovation 2019, Singapore, on 11 November 2019
Asia Research News Partnerships
13 Nov 2019
Get ready for a busy week of networking and insights into the future of Asia's agri-food value chain!
Hokkaido University
12 Nov 2019
New bio-inspired hydrogels can act like superglue in highly ionic environments such as seawater, overcoming issues in currently available marine adhesives.
Asia Research News Partnerships
12 Nov 2019
Joint media release on day 2 of the Singapore FinTech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF X SWITCH) 2019
Tohoku University
12 Nov 2019
Industrial and automotive machinery, such as automotive engine parts, contain materials that are, heat-, wear-, and corrosion-resistant. They are known as "super engineering plastics," and they continue to revolutionize manufacturing processes. While they are actually plastic, they are much stronger than the typical plastics we encounter in everyday life. These materials, however, create a corrosive environment during manufacturing.
Hokkaido University
11 Nov 2019
International collaboration is finding new ways to improve how scientists develop and test models to forecast dengue infection.
Asia Research News Partnerships
11 Nov 2019
Join us at the Singapore FinTech Festival + Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology 2019 (SFF x SWITCH)
Asia Research News Partnerships
11 Nov 2019
IPI helps Singapore enterprises collaborate for innovation
Asia Research News Partnerships
11 Nov 2019
[Joint Media Release] The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together for the first time as SFF x SWITCH.
Dr. Jinung An (left), Dr. Seunghyun Lee (middle), and Mr. Sang-hyeon Jin (right)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
11 Nov 2019
Dr. Jinung An explores the human brain to discover the origin of ‘human hand motor skill.’
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
07 Nov 2019
A scientific study of African populations discovers that the beta-amyloid gene is associated with an increased risk of the most common form of glaucoma.
Nagoya University
07 Nov 2019
A dietary fibre can help separate out semiconducting carbon nanotubes used for making transistors for flexible electronics.
National University of Singapore
07 Nov 2019
Called Apache SINGA, the NUS system is the first in Southeast Asia to be placed among the top 300 projects in Apache Software Foundation, the world’s largest open source software community. This enables users globally to use the free software to develop cutting-edge AI solutions such as image recognition, disease prediction and advanced malware detection.
Asia Research News Partnerships
07 Nov 2019
Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore, from November 20-22, 2019, will explore the latest technology innovations and market opportunities in the agri-food supply chain across Southeast Asia, India and China.
National University of Singapore
06 Nov 2019
A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore has developed a highly sensitive system that uses a smartphone to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes. This technological breakthrough could play a big role in preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms in aquatic environments, which could threaten global public health and cause environmental problems.
Ehime University
06 Nov 2019
Groups in Ehime University, Japan and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan have solved the crystal structure of the eukaryotic Trm7-TRm734 complex, which methylates the ribose at the first position of anticodon in tRNA. They have clarified the tRNA recognition mechanism of this complex and the functions of its subunits based on the crystal structure. This study was published in Nucleic Acids Research on October 5, 2019.
Asia Research News Partnerships
05 Nov 2019
Report on Thinktank Roundtable at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019 - by Wei Chian, with additional reporting by ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Nov 2019
EduTECH Asia 2019 starts tomorrow at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore.
Asia Research News Partnerships
04 Nov 2019
The event will take place from 20-21 November 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia. Organised by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
03 Nov 2019
[This press release was originally issued on 19 June 2019] Two scientific research projects conducted by researchers of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have received Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2018 from the Ministry of Education (MoE), including a second-class award in natural sciences, and another second-class award in technological innovation. The award presentation ceremony was held today (19 June) at Hong Kong Baptist University. Ms. Sharon Ko Yee-wai, Acting Deputy Secretary for Education, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Dr. Clement Chen Cheng-jen, Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Baptist University, Mr. Liu Zhiming, Deputy Inspector of the Education, Science & Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Li Naiyiu, President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Center, pres
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
01 Nov 2019
The pursuit of an improved quality of life by people with increasing requirements means that conventional technology with single and standardised measurements no longer meets consumer demand. The fabrication of personalised clothes and footwear is one of the important factors that has led to the development in smart living. Prof. Charlie C.L. Wang from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his team have pioneered Shape Driven Technology. After further improvement and development, it is now equipped with the mature fast scanning, the big-data driven artificial intelligence and the digital knitting technology to achieve its mission of automatically fabricating personalised clothes and footwear according to individual forms. In the future, consumers will be able to place orders directly with manufacturers to fabricate customised wearable products in all kinds of styles, quickly and easily. It will take the operation mode of the manufacturing industry into a great leap towards realising the upgrade to Industry 4.0 (I4.0) / smart manufacturing. This project recently won the Silver Award in the 47th Geneva International Invention Exhibition.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
01 Nov 2019
Four young researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2019. Each of them will receive a funding of RMB1.3 million to directly support their scientific research projects in Hong Kong to a maximum period of three years.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
01 Nov 2019
A research team led by Professor Wei-Hsin Liao from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a lightweight smart materials-based energy harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating inexhaustible and sustainable power supply just from walking. Specifically, the device can capture biomechanical energy from the motion of the human knee and then convert it to electricity which can be used to power wearable electronics such as pedometers, health monitors, and GPS. This work has been published in Applied Physics Letters and recommended as a featured article by editors.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, SaCas9-HF,CRISPR-Cas9
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
01 Nov 2019
A team of researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Karolinska Institutet has recently developed a new protein which can help increase the targeting accuracy in the genome editing process. It is believed that it would be useful for future gene therapies in human which require high precision.
Diagram illustrating the microlensing event studied in this research.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
01 Nov 2019
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through gravitational microlensing.
Duke-NUS Medical School
01 Nov 2019
Antibodies against viruses from the same family as Ebola and Marburg have been detected in fruit bats and the human community hunting them, indicating cross-species virus transmission has occurred in the past, warns a global team of infectious disease scientists.