Articles tagged with ‘Agency for Science’

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26 June 2014
Replacing a high-temperature processing technique with an infrared treatment allows the manufacture of tiny devices without damaging their polymer components. Microfluidic devices allow microelectronic engineers to shrink laboratories to the size of a computer chip. By ferrying reagents through a series of...
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17 February 2014
From antireflective plastics inspired by moth eyes to the development of super strong materials based upon a desert cactus, researchers from Singapore and Malaysia to Hong Kong and Japan are taking material science to new levels. Nature has long been a source...
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A coloured nanoscale rendition of a standard test image used in image processing experiments
13 August 2012
Inspired by colourful stained-glass windows, researchers from Singapore have demonstrated an innovative method for producing sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dpi which can be applicable in reflective colour displays,
Barnacles anchor themselves to rock and other surfaces.
16 July 2012
Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have found that engineering the texture of metal surfaces may help to eradicate the problem posed by barnacles in the shipping industry.
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mobile camera
2 July 2012
A new application for mobile phones which identifies places and objects from photographs is set to create an array of new marketing opportunities.
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Microtag embedded in a pig intestine
28 June 2012
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) in Singapore is developing miniature devices that seek out and tag diseased cells in the gut. It is hoped that these ‘mini doctors’ will improve diagnostic capability and lead to more effective treatments for patients.
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U-STAR and its Members
27 June 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
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14 June 2012
Global air travel continues to increase year upon year. It has been estimated that over 30,000 new passenger jetliners and freighters could be in operation worldwide by 2025. The aircraft fleet in Asia alone is expected to triple over the same period....
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sorting cells image
14 May 2012
The ability to separate cells according to size and shape is extremely useful. One popular method involves the use of ‘micropillars’ which act as a kind of sieve for cells.
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9 May 2012
Scientists in Singapore and the UK have developed a new way to create terahertz radiation (or T-rays), the technology behind full-body security scanners. They say their new, stronger and more efficient T-rays could be used to make better medical scanners and may...
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