Nanyang Technological University

  • There are already skin patches that help people quit smoking … could patches that help them lose weight be far behind? Well, thanks to research being conducted at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, the things already exist – for mice, at least.
  • ​Even if some shady character were to get hold of your smartphone, it wouldn't do them much good if they didn't know your PIN … right? Well, researchers have created a system that correctly guesses a phone's PIN, based solely on information provided by its sensors.
  • ​It was just last year that we first heard about Emma, a robot designed to conduct massage therapy on human patients. At the time, it was undergoing clinical trials. Now, two generations later, Emma 3.0 has entered regular use at a Singapore clinic.
  • 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.