A*ccelerate and SIMTech are part of A*STAR- Singapore's lead public se
A*ccelerate and SIMTech are part of A*STAR- Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovation technology for the industry.
Strength in numbers for 3D printing
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is commonly used to build complex three-dimensional objects, layer by layer. Researchers have shown that the process can also help to make a high-performance alloy even stronger.
Polymer power potential
The mantra 'reduce, reuse, recycle' is increasingly pertinent. Every year, vast amounts of energy that could be captured and reused is lost through waste heat. Now, scientists have demonstrated, through theoretical calculations, that it may be possible to fabricate thermoelectric organic polymers that can convert heat into electrical energy with high efficiency.
Helping fuel cells beat the heat
A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
Customizable, fabric-like power source
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
Repairing damaged hearts with self-healing heart cells
New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. The discovery could lead to groundbreaking forms of treatment for heart diseases.
Toward the factories of the future
Automation, robotics, advanced computer-aided design, sensing and diagnostic technologies have revolutionized the modern factory, allowing the building of complex products, from microchips to cars and even airplanes, with unprecedented cost-efficiency, scale and reliability.
New technique may produce more durable and longer lasting batteries
Now, researchers have developed a new way of producing more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries.
Tiny additions yield stronger components
Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes.
Going carbon free boosts battery life
Zinc-air batteries are one of the most promising solutions for the large-scale storage of intermittently-generated renewable electricity from solar, wind or tidal: they are non-flammable, inexpensive and with a very high energy density.
Three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries
Nanoparticles containing three different layers of material can help to boost the performance of a zinc-air battery, researchers have found.
Sounding out flu viruses
Sensors based on special sound waves known as surface acoustic waves are capable of detecting tiny amounts of antigens of Influenza A viruses.
Highly conductive material for 3D-printing of circuits
Scientists have invented a new type of thermoplastic thread that can be used in 3D printers to create functional circuits for use in electrical gadgets.
Sputtering start for flat materials
Two-dimensional materials have a whole host of exotic properties because they are just one atom thick. Researchers have now developed a method for creating large areas of atom-thin material for use in electronic devices.
Innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits
Nanyang Technological University has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
First driverless vehicles for public in Singapore are electric
Two driverless vehicles are being deployed, free-of-charge for public use inSingapore.
Navigating obstacles to fueling the future
A long-lived catalyst facilitates the first steps toward a viable small-scale on-board hydrogen generator.