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Sep 29, 2020

Preface Coding - An AI Pioneer Transforms the Coding Education

(15 September 2020 - Hong Kong) Being the first in Asia to take home the EdTechXGlobal Award, Preface Coding ("PREFACE") provides coding courses for students of all ages and occupations. Offering personalised courses, PREFACE uses A.I. and...

Sep 11, 2020

Scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries.

The team demonstrated their concept using orange peel, which recovered...

Aug 23, 2020

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming, but is steadily becoming reality. A team of researchers from NUS, led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, has developed a smart glove – called ‘...

Aug 11, 2020

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) have recently conducted a study to investigate the impact of liver injury on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients. Data from over 1,000 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong was analysed and liver injury was found in around 20...

Aug 09, 2020

PETALING JAYA, 7th August 2020: RYTHM Foundation, the social impact initiative of the QI Group, and MySkills Foundation, a holistic youth skills training organisation have joined forces to provide skills training to at-risk adolescent boys from disadvantaged families through a new initiative – IMPACT.

Aug 07, 2020

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’ for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters.

Aug 04, 2020

August 3, 2020 — The Asia Foundation and The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF) have renewed their commitment to transforming the future of economically and socially disadvantaged adolescent girls in Vietnam and Indonesia through education and skills development programs. Since the launch of ELCCF...

Jul 19, 2020

The Shoji Takeuchi Biohybrid System Laboratory, gathering attention for its biohybrid studies such as robots made by fusing muscles and mechanisms, has its own affiliated artist. She is a project researcher in charge of graphics for conveying research results in readily understood forms, from figures and video to...

Jul 18, 2020

On June 24th, the NCKU College of Medicine unveiled southern Taiwan’s very first virtual reality (VR) classroom. The purpose of the classroom is to use high technology to actively create an immersive teaching experience as well as improve on teaching and learning effectiveness. Human anatomy is a course that...

Jul 15, 2020

Habitat for Humanity, Penn State University and Purdue University will host the third session in the “Our Homes, Our Health: Advancing an Inclusive Agenda for Building Performance” webinar series on July 15, 9:00pm SGT. Register for the webinar at bit.ly/HomesHealth3.

Jul 09, 2020

An interactive Q&A learning app from Hong Kong is gaining traction in Asia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut schools, bringing the classroom into homes. Learning is not a matter of simply absorbing information, however, and students need professional guidance and explanations from teachers when they...

Jul 02, 2020

An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%,...

Jun 30, 2020

2020 competition sees 30 student teams from institutions around the region competing in a showcase of mastery in state-of-the-art high-performance computing and artificial intelligence

This year’s competition includes ‘real-world’ scenarios including two new challenges to support COVID-19 research

Jun 27, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed female cancers in Taiwan, as well as one of the leading causes of female cancer deaths. Certainly, early detection and diagnosis are critical to improving breast cancer treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Conventional screening procedures include a...

Jun 25, 2020

A research team from the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, which lowers the production cost yet improves the enzyme’s stability. It also opens up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel, an eco-...

Jun 21, 2020

Help Unveil its Ecological Roles and Reproduction Mechanism

Jun 21, 2020

Joe Lee discovers the amazing carbon-storing power of mangroves

The cobra was slinking its way into his hut when Prof. Joe Lee, studying for his doctorate at the time, first caught sight of it. He watched closely. But he didn't see it come back out.

The ecologist wanted nothing more than to rest,...

Jun 14, 2020

HÀ NỘI — Online teaching will be recognised as a formal method, in parallel with teaching in schools, following months of experimenting with the method as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the education minister said.

Phùng Xuân Nhạ, Minister of Education and Training, was speaking at a recent conference...

May 29, 2020

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting...

May 29, 2020

On 14 February, nine NUS researchers hopped onboard a vessel to start a 37-day expedition to explore an understudied area nestled in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ). Flat and deep — reaching down between 4,000 to 6,000 metres below the surface — the CCZ is often referred to as an...

May 29, 2020

With advances in robotic arm joint replacement technology, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) is the first in Hong Kong to utilize the technology for joint replacement surgery in public hospital setting.

End-stage hip and knee...

May 28, 2020

Expression level of therapeutic genes found 400 times more in T-cell tumors than in normal T-cells