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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about AI

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be powering most of our modern day experiences. From playlist suggestions to voice-activated assistants, we are engulfed by the growing use of AI. Yet, the convenience is getting shrouded by the concerns about the fast-changing world around us. AI has invoked ...

Living in the world of Augmented Reality

Living in the world of Augmented Reality

Many of us will remember the tidal wave of Pokemon Go craze that swept across a couple of years ago. The Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game uses the GPS from mobile device to locate, capture, battle and train virtual creatures. Now, imagine if you could enhance the gaming experience with 3D hologr...

3D Print Organs with Cells Straight from your Body

3D Print Organs with Cells Straight from your Body

Like many countries in the world, Singapore faces a severe shortage of donated organs, which can be successfully transplanted into patients. It is no surprise then that there is a long waiting list of patients for transplantable organs, especially kidneys and livers. One of the ways in which scie...

How can you stay protected from the dangers of dengue?

How can you stay protected from the dangers of dengue?

We all dread the mention of dengue. It is a viral infection caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is only the Aedes type of mosquitoes that transmits the virus, and only a fraction of the mosquitoes are infected. The infection causes flu-like symptoms such as high fever, headaches typical...

Welcome to the future with personalised transportation

Welcome to the future with personalised transportation

It is a sci-fi fantasy for most of us – thinking of the day when transport services will be available at our beck-and-call. “Imagine that you have to drop off your kids before heading off to work. You open an app on your smartphone, where you put in details like your start and end dest...

We are what we eat (Really)

We are what we eat (Really)

Diabetes and obesity have become hot talking points in of late. In his National Day Rally last year, PM Lee called diabetes a “health crisis” for Singapore, citing the grim numbers: three out of 10 Singaporeans over the age of sixty are diabetic’s almost one third of our elderly ...

Let's go a bit deeper with Bitcoin

Let's go a bit deeper with Bitcoin

Who hasn’t heard of Bitcoin? The first and most prominent of a new type of virtual money called the cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin has made the headlines because of the way it has turned early investors into millionaires (and sometimes billionaires) overnight. Yet how Bitcoin works is usually po...

So what’s the deal with drugs and disease?

So what’s the deal with drugs and disease?

Dr. Choong Meng Ling’s one-north Festival talk in 2017, he talked about how most of the medicine we take everyday, like Panadol and runny nose medicine, are small compounds that act like arrows to target proteins in our body that are causing disease. Here, we follow up and ask Choong fo...

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