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Channel NewsAsia
Young cancer patients tell others to 'never give up'SINGAPORE: Eight-year-old Emma and Xander, 12, were diagnosed with different fo
Young cancer patients tell others to 'never give up'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: Eight-year-old Emma and Xander, 12, were diagnosed with different forms of cancer in 2015. While Xander has completed his chemotherapy and is preparing to go back to school in a few months, Emma is still undergoing the intensive phase of... Read more
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The Huffington Post
6 Things No One Tells You About CoffeeThe Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your HeadYou've read about the pot
6 Things No One Tells You About Coffee
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
The Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your HeadYou've read about the potential positive cardiovascular and neurological effects. But 1 cup (or 2) could also help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis of 28 studies on the topic in... Read more
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Wired News
Blame an Ivory Ban for China’s Vanishing Giant ClamsLast fall, the United States and China came together to crack down on the ivory
Blame an Ivory Ban for China’s Vanishing Giant Clams
Wired News / Posted yesterday
Last fall, the United States and China came together to crack down on the ivory trade. Both countries—the two biggest markets for illegal ivory—banned the import and export of the stuff, hoping to save some of the elephants being poached for their... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Rare astronomical event: Singapore to experience partial solar eclipse on Mar 9SINGAPORE: Get ready for a rare and special astronomical event next month. On M
Rare astronomical event: Singapore to experience partial solar eclipse on Mar 9
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SINGAPORE: Get ready for a rare and special astronomical event next month. On Mar 9, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Singapore, with nearly 90 per cent of the sun being obscured by the moon at the point of maximum eclipse. According to... Read more
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EETimes.de
Lasers enable superconductors work at higher temperatures February 08, 2016 // Paul Buckley An international team of scientists includ
Lasers enable superconductors work at higher temperatures
EETimes.de / Posted 3 days ago
February 08, 2016 // Paul Buckley An international team of scientists including the the Max Planck Institute, and the Universities of Bath and Oxford have shown that shining lasers at... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Malcolm X, Alatas and critical theory for Malay Studies – Syed Farid Alatas Published: 7 February 2016 7:04 PM The study of the Malays, their history, l
Malcolm X, Alatas and critical theory for Malay Studies – Syed Farid Alatas
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 5 days ago
Published: 7 February 2016 7:04 PM The study of the Malays, their history, literature, economy, society and politics make up the subject matter of the field of Malay... Read more
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Science Daily
Molecular switch lets salmonella fight or evade immune systemTheir findings are published in the online journal eLife. Biofilms cling to su
Molecular switch lets salmonella fight or evade immune system
Science Daily / Posted 5 days ago
Their findings are published in the online journal eLife. Biofilms cling to surfaces in the body, such as the bronchial tubes or artificial joints, often without causing illness. But they can be a reservoir of bacteria that detach and cause disease... Read more
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The Temasek Review
MOE says School should be Neutral, then why this…? « Snippets « TR EMERITUSPart IV (final): What they teach in school The SDP wrote to the Ministry of Ed
MOE says School should be Neutral, then why this…? « Snippets « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 6 days ago
Part IV (final): What they teach in school The SDP wrote to the Ministry of Education (MOE) as well as secondary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics and universities for its party leaders to conduct talks with students. The MOE rejected SDP’s... Read more
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The Economic Times
Singapore Airlines appoints David Lim as General Manager IndiaLim, who will be taking over from David Lau, will be overseeing all India opera
Singapore Airlines appoints David Lim as General Manager India
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
Lim, who will be taking over from David Lau, will be overseeing all India operations of Singapore Airlines, the company said in a release today. Lim began his career at Singapore Airlines in 1988, after graduation from the National University of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Economic uncertainties to put dent in Singapore birth rate: SociologistsSINGAPORE: The Republic’s chances of continuing a four-year streak of healthy b
Economic uncertainties to put dent in Singapore birth rate: Sociologists
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s chances of continuing a four-year streak of healthy birth numbers could be dealt a blow by concerns over the gloomy economic outlook, said sociologists, though one felt the “gradual shift” in attitudes here towards... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
What the US can and cannot do for Asean unity – Simon Tay Published: 5 February 2016 7:07 AM Asean leaders will soon converge in the U
What the US can and cannot do for Asean unity – Simon Tay
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
Published: 5 February 2016 7:07 AM Asean leaders will soon converge in the United States for a Summit with President Barack Obama. The Sunnylands summit, late into Obama’s last year in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Celestial show: View Saturn, Mars, Jupiter from Science Centre’s telescopes this SaturdaySINGAPORE: Want to see the rings of Saturn up close? On Saturday (Feb 6), Scien
Celestial show: View Saturn, Mars, Jupiter from Science Centre’s telescopes this Saturday
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: Want to see the rings of Saturn up close? On Saturday (Feb 6), Science Centre Singapore will open up its observatory to the public for a planet gazing session, where close-up views of Saturn, Mars and Jupiter can be seen through the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Uncertain future for Orchard Road’s Pedestrian NightSINGAPORE: The second run of Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road comes to an end o
Uncertain future for Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: The second run of Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road comes to an end on Saturday (Feb 6), with no immediate plans for another round. Noting the lacklustre impact so far, hospitality and marketing experts said more will have to be done by all... Read more
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The Temasek Review
TRS editors settle copyright infringement suit with SPH « Editorial « TR EMERITUSThe two editors of the now defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) website has reached
TRS editors settle copyright infringement suit with SPH « Editorial « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 8 days ago
The two editors of the now defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) website has reached an out-of-court settlement with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) over a copyright infringement suit the latter had filed last year. In May 2015, SPH filed a lawsuit... Read more
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Rising Sun
Concerned UP profs, students move to save General EducationMEDIA ADVISORY January 18, 2016 WHAT: Press Conference on General Education t
Concerned UP profs, students move to save General Education
Rising Sun / Posted 8 days ago
MEDIA ADVISORY January 18, 2016 WHAT: Press Conference on General Education to coincide with the opening of classes at UP Diliman WHERE: Palma Hall lobby, UP Diliman, Quezon City WHEN: January 19 (Tuesday), 11:30 a.m. PHOTO OPS: Media coverage... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NUS researchers turn waste paper into oil absorbentSINGAPORE: Waste paper, which is of little use to most, has been given a new le
NUS researchers turn waste paper into oil absorbent
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: Waste paper, which is of little use to most, has been given a new lease of life by National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers: As a “super material” that can absorb oils up to four times its weight, making it useful in disasters... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Museum tours, heritage walks to mark Battle for Singapore anniversarySINGAPORE: A series of activities such as museum tours and heritage walks, will
Museum tours, heritage walks to mark Battle for Singapore anniversary
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: A series of activities such as museum tours and heritage walks, will be held to mark the 74th anniversary of the Battle for Singapore this year. Organised by the National Heritage Board, these will take place over two weeks, from Feb 13 to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Public invited to propose candidates for NMP postsSINGAPORE: A special committee of Parliament is inviting the public to propose
Public invited to propose candidates for NMP posts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: A special committee of Parliament is inviting the public to propose suitable candidates to be Singapore's next batch of Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs). A statement by the Office of the Clerk of Parliament said nominated persons... Read more
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PhysOrg
Spin dynamics in an atomically thin semi-conductorThe sketch shows scattering in the two valleys of MoS2 close to the conduction
Spin dynamics in an atomically thin semi-conductor
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
The sketch shows scattering in the two valleys of MoS2 close to the conduction band by spin-orbit and intervalley scattering. While the first flips the spin orientation, the second changes valley with preserved spin. Very different scattering times... Read more
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New Kerala
Innovation driving Singapore's space programmeSingapore, Feb 1 : A 'green' satellite that will not become space debris at the
Innovation driving Singapore's space programme
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
Singapore, Feb 1 : A 'green' satellite that will not become space debris at the end of its useful life and a propulsion engine that has the potential to send a nano satellite to the Moon are among several innovative technologies being developed or... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Young athletes excel at their studies and their sportSINGAPORE: Lim Shengyu is not your typical athlete. At 1.91 metres tall, he loo
Young athletes excel at their studies and their sport
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
SINGAPORE: Lim Shengyu is not your typical athlete. At 1.91 metres tall, he looms over his teammates in Singapore's national basketball team. But it's not only the forward's stature that sets him head and shoulders above the rest. Come Feb 21, the... Read more
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IMF
Experts Confer on State of China’s Housing Market Hites Ahir, Grace Li and Prakash Loungani, IMF Research Department House pri
Experts Confer on State of China’s Housing Market
IMF / Posted 13 days ago
Hites Ahir, Grace Li and Prakash Loungani, IMF Research Department House prices in China have been on a long upward march over the past decade prompting much speculation about what the future holds.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Law experts call for tighter selection process for presidential advisersSINGAPORE: In light of proposed changes to the Elected Presidency scheme, const
Law experts call for tighter selection process for presidential advisers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
SINGAPORE: In light of proposed changes to the Elected Presidency scheme, constitutional law experts commented that the process of selecting members for the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) should also be relooked and made more... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Tolerance, a form of aversion? – Muhammad Nazirul Imram Published: 29 January 2016 7:45 AM Tolerance, as defined by the United Natio
Tolerance, a form of aversion? – Muhammad Nazirul Imram
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 14 days ago
Published: 29 January 2016 7:45 AM Tolerance, as defined by the United Nations (UN), is “neither indulgence nor indifference”: it is accepting that people are naturally diverse, and respecting... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
International Space Station to be visible from Singapore this weekendSINGAPORE: Stargazers in Singapore are in for a treat this weekend as the Inter
International Space Station to be visible from Singapore this weekend
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
SINGAPORE: Stargazers in Singapore are in for a treat this weekend as the International Space Station (ISS) will make an appearance in our skies along with Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury. According to the Science Centre Observatory... Read more
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The Hindu
Appointment of EPW Editor welcomedSixty-six longstanding readers, admirers of the Economic & Political Weekly hav
Appointment of EPW Editor welcomed
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
Sixty-six longstanding readers, admirers of the Economic & Political Weekly have written to the Trustees of the Sameeksha Trust welcoming the appointment of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the next Editor of EPW and expressing confidence that Mr. Thakurta... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Analysts caution against giving NCMPs equal footingSINGAPORE: While most political analysts TODAY interviewed welcomed Prime Minis
Analysts caution against giving NCMPs equal footing
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: While most political analysts TODAY interviewed welcomed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s proposal to raise the minimum Opposition representation in the House, some cautioned against undesirable outcomes in giving Non-Constituency Members... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
i Light Marina Bay festival to become yearly eventSINGAPORE: Starting from this year, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festiv
i Light Marina Bay festival to become yearly event
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: Starting from this year, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay, will become a yearly event, announced organiser Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Wednesday (Jan 27). Previously, it was held every two... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fighting disease with tiny, targeted, crystalline drug mulesTumor cells, photo by Ed Uthman, Flickr Development of effective new treatments
Fighting disease with tiny, targeted, crystalline drug mules
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Tumor cells, photo by Ed Uthman, Flickr Development of effective new treatments for cancer, dementia, Parkinson's disease and other brain conditions is becoming possible from breakthrough discoveries being made in nanotechnology. Research co-led by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore appoints High Commissioner to BruneiSINGAPORE: Mr Lim Hong Huai has been appointed by the Government as Singapore’s
Singapore appoints High Commissioner to Brunei
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: Mr Lim Hong Huai has been appointed by the Government as Singapore’s next High Commissioner to Negara Brunei Darussalam. He will assume the post on Mar 21, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press release on Wednesday (Jan... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study solves mystery of cell powerhouse's balance of calciumThe mitochondrial matric calcium ion concentration regulates activity of the ma
Study solves mystery of cell powerhouse's balance of calcium
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
The mitochondrial matric calcium ion concentration regulates activity of the major mitochondrial calcium influx pathway, as measured by patch clamp physiology. Credit: The lab of Kevin Foskett, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
Two Gatekeepers for One Gate: Penn Study Solves Mystery of Cell Powerhouse�s Balance of CalciumPHILADELPHIA – A decades-long mystery of how the cell’s powerhouse, and its ene
Two Gatekeepers for One Gate: Penn Study Solves Mystery of Cell Powerhouse�s Balance of Calcium
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 17 days ago
PHILADELPHIA – A decades-long mystery of how the cell’s powerhouse, and its energy currency of calcium ion flow, is maintained under different physiological conditions has been solved by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the... Read more
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The Hindu
Financial subsidies trigger for success of ISL scheme in AP, says NUS teamThe subsidies announced by the Andhra Pradesh Government have apparently gone a
Financial subsidies trigger for success of ISL scheme in AP, says NUS team
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
The subsidies announced by the Andhra Pradesh Government have apparently gone a long way in ensuring construction of community and individual toilets in the rural areas besides educating people about the importance of avoiding defacation in open... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Five contractors keen on providing workers with healthier mealsSINGAPORE: Less than three months into its work, the non-profit group seeking t
Five contractors keen on providing workers with healthier meals
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: Less than three months into its work, the non-profit group seeking to provide healthier catered meals to foreign construction workers in Singapore has heard from five contractors who have expressed an interest to come on board. Mr Jack... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New NUH Sports Centre to serve athletes, militarySINGAPORE: The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated fa
New NUH Sports Centre to serve athletes, military
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: The National University Hospital (NUH) has set up a new dedicated facility, called the NUH Sports Centre, to provide integrated care for sports and exercise-related conditions for recreational and elite athletes, as well as military... Read more
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Rappler
A (Vocational) University of the PhilippinesA friend once told me that when a senior official of the University of the Phil
A (Vocational) University of the Philippines
Rappler / Posted 22 days ago
A friend once told me that when a senior official of the University of the Philippines was asked which mantle he would rather wear – that of an academic or a “public intellectual” – the official bragged that he would rather be the latter. For, to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Nobel laureates, students attend forum on scientific communicationSINGAPORE: About 500 students and educators got to rub shoulders with seven Nob
Nobel laureates, students attend forum on scientific communication
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE: About 500 students and educators got to rub shoulders with seven Nobel laureates in a dialogue session held on Wednesday (Jan 20), as part of the 8th International Science Youth Forum at Hwa Chong Institution. They discussed the need for... Read more
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The Hindu
Readers, contributors express concern over EPW Editor's resignation101 longstanding readers and contributors of the social science journal have wr
Readers, contributors express concern over EPW Editor's resignation
The Hindu / Posted 27 days ago
101 longstanding readers and contributors of the social science journal have written to the trustees of the Sameeksha Trust. Longstanding readers, contributors and admirers of the Economic & Political Weekly, the social science journal-cum-magazine... Read more
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The Hindu
Readers, contributors express concern over EPW Editor's resignation101 longstanding readers and contributors of the social science journal have wr
Readers, contributors express concern over EPW Editor's resignation
The Hindu / Posted 28 days ago
101 longstanding readers and contributors of the social science journal have written to the trustees of the Sameeksha Trust. Longstanding readers, contributors and admirers of the Economic & Political Weekly, the social science journal-cum-magazine... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NTU professors named among world’s most influential scientistsSINGAPORE: Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have been
NTU professors named among world’s most influential scientists
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
SINGAPORE: Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have been ranked among 19 scientists worldwide as part of a report on the most influential scientific minds. They are the only scientists from Asia to make the list. The two-part... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Phone users to get better protection from hackersSINGAPORE: The widespread use of mobile phones has created more opportunities f
Phone users to get better protection from hackers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
SINGAPORE: The widespread use of mobile phones has created more opportunities for hackers to steal information from them, but two projects are under way in Singapore to give users better protection from cyberattacks. The Institute for Infocomm... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singaporean professors named among world’s most influential scientistsSINGAPORE: Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have been
Singaporean professors named among world’s most influential scientists
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
SINGAPORE: Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have been ranked among 19 scientists worldwide as part of a report on the most influential scientific minds. They are the only scientists from Asia to make the list. The two-part... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Formal treatment facility needed at Pulau Ubin: First aidersSINGAPORE: First aid is at hand for visitors to Pulau Ubin on public holidays,
Formal treatment facility needed at Pulau Ubin: First aiders
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
SINGAPORE: First aid is at hand for visitors to Pulau Ubin on public holidays, under a Singapore Red Cross (SRC) initiative that began on the island last July, as accidents involving cyclists remain a regular occurrence there. As part of its First... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
More Walls, More Warming, Less Water: A World at Risk 2016• Evidence is mounting that inter-connections between risks are becoming strong
More Walls, More Warming, Less Water: A World at Risk 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 28 days ago
• Evidence is mounting that inter-connections between risks are becoming stronger, for example climate change and involuntary migration or international security, often with major and unpredictable impacts • Failure of climate-change mitigation and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to students, leading to declines, particularly among the Indian population, which has been a large source of foreign students to the UK. Mr Baty said the UK had “fantastic... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
National cybersecurity R&D laboratory to be ready by end-2016SINGAPORE: A National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory at the National University o
National cybersecurity R&D laboratory to be ready by end-2016
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 29 days ago
SINGAPORE: A National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be operational by the end of this year, announced Chairman of A*STAR Lim Chuan Poh on Thursday (Jan 14). Speaking at the inaugural Singapore... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Asia’s oldest political party in uphill battleTAIPEI: With three more days to polling day, Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) said it
Asia’s oldest political party in uphill battle
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 30 days ago
TAIPEI: With three more days to polling day, Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) said it believes it has "caught up" with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) "by a significant amount". This is according to party spokesman Eric Huang, who was speaking on... Read more
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International Business Times
Singapore research team develops robotic glove to help those who have lost hand functions A smart robotic glove for those who have lost hand functions due to injuries or
Singapore research team develops robotic glove to help those who have lost hand functions
International Business Times / Posted a month ago
A smart robotic glove for those who have lost hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions has been developed by a four-member team from the National University of Singapore. Made of lycra, spandex and silicon rubber, the EsoGlove,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Robotic glove helps patients regain hand movementsA research team from the National University of Singapore has developed a new l
Robotic glove helps patients regain hand movements
PhysOrg / Posted a month ago
A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove to help patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions to restore their... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Finding cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure among adults living in rural Southeast AsiaResearchers from the Duke Global Health Institute and their international colla
Finding cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure among adults living in rural Southeast Asia
News-Medical-Net / Posted 1 months ago
Researchers from the Duke Global Health Institute and their international collaborators are launching a study to find cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure in adults living in rural in South Asia. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a... Read more
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