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Jul 09, 2020

An interactive Q&A learning app from Hong Kong is gaining traction in Asia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut schools, bringing the classroom into homes. Learning is not a matter of simply absorbing information, however, and students need professional guidance and explanations from teachers when they...

Jul 02, 2020

An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%,...

Jun 30, 2020

2020 competition sees 30 student teams from institutions around the region competing in a showcase of mastery in state-of-the-art high-performance computing and artificial intelligence

This year’s competition includes ‘real-world’ scenarios including two new challenges to support COVID-19 research

Jun 27, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed female cancers in Taiwan, as well as one of the leading causes of female cancer deaths. Certainly, early detection and diagnosis are critical to improving breast cancer treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Conventional screening procedures include a...

Jun 25, 2020

A research team from the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, which lowers the production cost yet improves the enzyme’s stability. It also opens up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel, an eco-...

Jun 21, 2020

Help Unveil its Ecological Roles and Reproduction Mechanism

Jun 21, 2020

Joe Lee discovers the amazing carbon-storing power of mangroves

The cobra was slinking its way into his hut when Prof. Joe Lee, studying for his doctorate at the time, first caught sight of it. He watched closely. But he didn't see it come back out.

The ecologist wanted nothing more than to rest,...

Jun 14, 2020

HÀ NỘI — Online teaching will be recognised as a formal method, in parallel with teaching in schools, following months of experimenting with the method as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the education minister said.

Phùng Xuân Nhạ, Minister of Education and Training, was speaking at a recent conference...

May 29, 2020

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting...

May 29, 2020

On 14 February, nine NUS researchers hopped onboard a vessel to start a 37-day expedition to explore an understudied area nestled in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ). Flat and deep — reaching down between 4,000 to 6,000 metres below the surface — the CCZ is often referred to as an...

May 29, 2020

With advances in robotic arm joint replacement technology, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) is the first in Hong Kong to utilize the technology for joint replacement surgery in public hospital setting.

End-stage hip and knee...

May 28, 2020

Expression level of therapeutic genes found 400 times more in T-cell tumors than in normal T-cells

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 11, 2020

May 8, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy in Thailand, has launched Thailandlearning.org, a new online learning portal for 13 million Thai students and educators impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. With school closure...

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 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 17, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Leading multi award-winning data technology specialist Fusionex signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Heriot-Watt, a prestigious leading UK university, to embark on a strategic collaboration that will enable the exchange of invaluable industry knowledge, insights and expertise...

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...