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May 27, 2020

[HONG KONG, May 27 2020] The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today announces a collaborative partnership with EY’s Advanced Technology Tax Lab (“Tax Lab”). This unique collaboration brings together experts in data science, machine learning and business research, as well as a global leader in...

May 25, 2020

“Every tree is a living thing,” says Prof. WANG Yu-Hsing, Associate Head and Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, while admiring a tree on the hillside near HKUST’s waterfront. Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018 cracked the tree almost in half. Severely damaged, Prof. Wang thought it...

May 24, 2020

Prof. FAN Zhiyong, a professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering in his 40s, has established himself and his team with notable achievements just in time to celebrate his 10th anniversary at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Having secured over HK$16 million in research grant, he has...

May 24, 2020

Diabetes hits Asian people in a very different way from their counterparts in the West. East Asians are far more likely to develop diabetes at a lower bodyweight. When they develop the disease, they have a higher risk of complications with their kidneys than populations in the West.

May 10, 2020

Mask wearing aside, keeping our hands clean has been the golden rule of these days. The first thing many of us do after stepping into our home would be washing hands, following that age-old precept we learned in kindergarten. Settling into their seats on the bus, posh young ladies take out little bottles from their...

May 03, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, researchers around the world are attempting to find the most effective treatment to combat the poorly understood virus behind this disease.

Apr 25, 2020

In less than a week after Singapore confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the hardworking scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School cultured the virus. Soon after, they developed a serological test to detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies. Today, they are still working tirelessly to stem the spread of this...

Apr 25, 2020

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have launched a report that outlines how companies can use alternative fuels to power their ships. This will help them meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission...

Apr 19, 2020

A synthetic lure developed by researchers at Keele University in the United Kingdom has offered hopes for controlling mosquito populations in a bid to manage malaria.

Attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) are an alternative method of managing mosquito populations, which work by exploiting the insects’ sugar...

Apr 16, 2020

First of its kind experiment uses diamond anvils to simulate the Earth’s core

In an effort to investigate conditions found at the Earth’s molten outer core, researchers successfully determined the density of liquid iron and sound propagation speed through it at extremely high pressures. They achieved this...

Apr 16, 2020

Scientists have been using fluorescence microscopy to study the inner workings of biological cells and organisms for decades. However, many of these platforms are often too slow to follow the biological action in 3D; and too damaging to the living biological specimens with strong light illumination.

Apr 16, 2020

Zhou Renjie captures the infinitesimal with his super microscope

Nothing spells out ‘Science Lab’ better than the image of a microscope. Together with the white lab coat, these are the stereotypical tools of a scientist’s trade.

But microscopes have come a long way since the days of our high school...

Apr 16, 2020

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly. The researchers are planning to have public trials to support Singapore’s fight against COVID-19.

Named eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT), it can be...

Apr 10, 2020

Educators in Australia are scrambling to adapt as travel restrictions imposed in the COVID-19 outbreak keep many Chinese students at home.

The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting many sectors across the world, not least education. Travel restrictions mean many students cannot attend overseas universities at...

Apr 08, 2020

A research team led by Professor Amos Tai, Associate Professor of the Earth System Science Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has successfully quantified and visualised the impact of Hong Kong air pollution especially ozone pollutant on plants and the environment. Although the experiment took...

Apr 07, 2020

The second part integrates research results from the NCKU AI Innovation Research Center and the Capstone Plan into the capacity of NCKU smart healthcare to automate medical records. Traditional pen-and-paper inputting of data or orally inquiring of the patient's medical history both increase the infection risk of...

Apr 03, 2020

Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans.

Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots...

Apr 03, 2020

The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) organised its first ever online job fair, “HKU Virtual Career Fair 2020”, from 30 March to 1 April, 2020 for all current students and recent graduates.

Apr 03, 2020

Surgical face masks may be effective in preventing the transmission of seasonal coronaviruses and influenza virus from symptomatic individuals, based on a study conducted by researchers at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine...

Mar 27, 2020

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the prototype of a handheld medical imaging device that can produce images down to resolutions of 1 to 2 micrometres.

This is detailed enough to spot the first signs of tumours in specific cells and is about 100 times...

Mar 24, 2020

The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes.

Mar 24, 2020

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found a way to turn pollen, one of the hardest materials in the plant kingdom, into a soft and flexible material, with the potential to serve as a ‘building block’ for the design of new categories of eco-friendly materials.

The...