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2020
7 Jan 2020

Founder of Tera-Barrier Films is Innovator of the Year for Technology

With Senthil's innovation, the barrier properties of a single oxide barrier layer increased to up to 10,000 times, when a single nano sealing layer is coated on the barrier oxide layer. Barrier properties of the multilayer skyrocketed to up to 10-7 grams per square meter per day as tested by the top university in Japan.
2019
16 Oct 2019

Scientists simplify lithium-sulfur battery production

Singapore scientists have developed a novel approach to prepare next-generation lithium-sulfur cathodes, which simplifies the typically time-consuming and complicated process for producing them.
26 Mar 2019

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.
20 Mar 2019

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.
12 Feb 2019

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.
2018
27 Nov 2018

Helping fuel cells beat the heat

A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
1 Feb 2018

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.
2017
25 Aug 2017

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.
31 Jul 2017

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.
7 Jul 2017

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.
3 Jul 2017

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.
10 Feb 2017

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.
10 Jan 2017

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.
2015
28 May 2015

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.
20 May 2015

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.
1 May 2015

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.
2014
18 Nov 2014

Innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits

Nanyang Technological University has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
11 Nov 2014

First driverless vehicles for public in Singapore are electric

Two driverless vehicles are being deployed, free-of-charge for public use inSingapore.
10 Nov 2014

Navigating obstacles to fueling the future

A long-lived catalyst facilitates the first steps toward a viable small-scale on-board hydrogen generator.
16 Sep 2014

A*STAR's SIMTech to build local capabilities for printed electronics

A*STAR's Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology has launched a Collaborative Industry Project on Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Functional Film and Printed Electronics to help companies develop technological and production capabilities in this emerging sector.