Nanyang Technological University

  • Large-scale timber architecture is increasingly popular lately, and with projects like The Wave, it's easy to see why. Attractive, sustainable, and impressively efficient, the new sports hall is another reminder of how engineered wood is revolutionizing sustainable construction.
  • ​Singapore's Housing & Development Board recently called for proposals to automate the painting of its high-rise buildings. In response, ELID Technology International and Nanyang Technological University teamed up to create a robotic system that does the job.
  • ​You might not realize it, but you blink about 15 to 20 times a minute. When you do so, you eye rolls back in its socket. So why don't we feel plunged into darkness and get disoriented 21,000 times a day? Researchers have puzzled it out.
  • Computer data commutes from the system memory to the processor, but now researchers have found a way to help that data effectively work from home. The team is developing chips that can process information where it’s stored, potentially allowing for faster, smaller and more efficient devices.
  • Commercial drone networks need some structure, so Nanyang Technological University is developing an air traffic control system for drones in Singaporean airspace, exploring ideas like geofencing, designated flight lanes and ground stations that track all airborne UAVs.
  • With the ever-present potential for crashes, collisions and rough landings, multicopter drones need to be built solid. It was with this in mind that a PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University recently 3D-printed a working quadcopter, adding in its electronics as it was being printed.
  • Science
    ​​Do you know what a laser-generated focused ultrasound transducer is? Basically, it's a device that converts laser light into focused acoustic waves, which can in turn be used to move cell-sized tiny objects. It's a fascinating technology, and it's recently been improved upon.
  • ​​Concrete may generally be a good choice for sidewalks, but it is a brittle material. That's why scientist have created bendable concrete that they say could be easily applied in the form of relatively thin, light paving slabs.​
  • As our population continues to get older, physiotherapists are going to be needed more than ever. It was with this in mind that Emma was created. The one-armed robot is designed to help physiotherapists handle an increasing workload, by conducting massage therapy on their human patients.
  • Looking to safeguard against lithium-ion battery failure, a team of scientists has developed a smart chip that can be embedded inside these batteries to monitor their health, offering a warning when they're at risk of catching fire or exploding. ​
  • A glue that performs at a high-level in wet environments could bring about all sorts of possibilities in areas like surgical care and ship maintenance. A team from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University claim to have developed such a glue, which hardens when an electrical voltage is applied.
  • Scientists have installed an electronic backpack on giant flower beetles, allowing them to be remotely controlled while in free flight. The technology not only gave the researchers a better insight into how the insects fly, but it could also find use in areas such as search-and-rescue.