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07 Feb 2020
A genetic engineering team of undergraduate students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been awarded a Gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2019 Giant Jamboree held in Boston, USA. Under the project named “Banana Savior: The X Sense”, they have designed a rapid test for a new disease Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW). They hope the novel design can help farmers in Africa and quarantine departments to realise early detection of the disease and help stop it from spreading. This is the sixth time that a CUHK team has won gold in the annual premier synthetic biology competition.
07 Feb 2020
A children’s library in a Dong minority village Gaobu, in Hunan Province, designed and built by Prof. Peter W. Ferretto and his team Condition_Lab at the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has received the “Completed Buildings – Civic and Community” category award at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF).
06 Feb 2020
A nanoscale gold butterfly provides a more precise route for growing/synthesizing nanosized semiconductors that can be used in nano-lasers and other applications.
16 Jan 2020
The Smart Wearable Device Asia Pacific Summit (SWAP) 2020, hosted by Duxes, took place at the Marco Polo Hotel in Shenzhen, China, from January 13-14.
15 Jan 2020
First-of-its-kind study led by Duke-NUS Medical School and National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) applies experimental methodology using human neural cells and brain organoids to investigate mechanism underlying epileptic seizures in Angelman syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.
13 Jan 2020
A team of NUS researchers have come up with the pH Watch, an ‘add-on’ to a wearable health monitoring gadget that can tell users about the condition of their health from their sweat pH.
31 Dec 2019
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel algorithm that identifies optimal pairs for composing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
20 Dec 2019
Professor Renjie Zhou, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has been awarded the Croucher Innovation Award 2019 in the amount of HK$5 million in research expenses by the Croucher Foundation for his outstanding research achievements in optical diffraction tomography and in support of his future research works.
20 Dec 2019
Four top research academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were presented with prestigious awards from the Croucher Foundation. Professor Jianfang Wang, Professor, Department of Physics received the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2020. Two scholars from the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Ronald Ching Wan Ma, Professor and Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Professor Siew Chien Ng, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Associate Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research were awarded the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2020. Professor Renjie Zhou, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering was awarded the Croucher Innovation Award 2019.
11 Dec 2019
Join Shelley Peterson, Emerging Technologies Lead and Principal Investigator for Augmented Reality at Lockheed Martin, as she speaks at EmTech Asia this February.
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
04 Dec 2019
MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list for the Asia Pacific region honours 10 women and 10 men. In association with EmTech Asia 2020, the list celebrates 20 researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are changing the world.
27 Nov 2019
The Nanotechnology Symposium will be held on 21st February 2020 at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, held in conjunction with the 19th edition of Malaysia Technology Expo.
25 Nov 2019
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
22 Nov 2019
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
22 Nov 2019
PwC, Rabobank and Temasek launch The Asia Food Challenge Report, highlighting $800 billion investment opportunity in Asia’s Agri-Food sector over the next decade. Report estimates market to grow 7% per year; Asia to double its spending on food to over US$8 trillion by 2030
22 Nov 2019
Region faces threats to food security, from climate change and soil degradation to population growth, obesity and diabetes. 800 agribusinesses, food brands, investors and innovators to discuss focus for innovation and investment.
20 Nov 2019
Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated a formation and current-induced motion of synthetic antiferromagnetic magnetic skyrmions. The established findings are expected to pave the way towards new functional information processing and storage technologies.
19 Nov 2019
Joint media release from the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH)
Gregorio Zara:  The father of videoconferencing
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.
11 Nov 2019
IPI helps Singapore enterprises collaborate for innovation
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
25 Oct 2019
Fujitsu held the Singapore leg of its Fujitsu World Tour 2019, a series of trade showcases across 11 countries over six continents that presented the latest in Fujitsu’s technology, services and solutions. With the theme, Human Centric Innovation: Driving a Trusted Future, the event focused on insights and innovative technology solutions to connect and build trust among governments, businesses and individuals. The Fujitsu World Tour 2019 Asia Conference Singapore was attended by business decision-makers and IT influencers at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach on Tuesday, 22 October 2019.
24 Oct 2019
By combining a compressive sensing algorithm with a digital holographic microscope, Prof. Shih-Chi CHEN of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his research team have developed a high-speed imaging method. The new approach is able to produce two-photon microscopy images of a 3D sample in one second, which is at a speed three to five times that of the conventional point-scanning method. The research result has been published in the journal Optics Letters recently.
16 Oct 2019
The best tech conference in Asia is back! Early bird rate expires on 8th November 2019.
13 Oct 2019
Nanogenerator is a type of new technology that converts thermal and mechanical energy as produced by small-scale physical change into electricity. Its presence secures a stable and sustainable source of electricity that powers a wide range of small electronic devices equipped with a variety of features. A research team led by Prof. ZI Yunlong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently developed a universal standardized method for evaluating the output capacity of nanogenerators. Compared with the conventional one, the new method can reflect the practical output capacity of the nanogenerator more accurately. This research will set an important foundation for the practical application and commercialisation of nanogenerators as an emerging energy harvesting technology. This research was published recently in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12465-2).

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