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Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond) in a Smart Nation

Envision a world in which a handheld device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. This might be possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics. Soon, sequencing and analyzing DNA may be as easy as taking photo...

Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

Envision a world in which a handheld device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. This might be possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics. Soon, sequencing and analyzing DNA may be as easy as taking photo...

Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/ tension in music. Through this video, Prof. Herremans will delve into how musical hits can be predicted by an AI system based...

Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Miniature robots, which are in the milli/ micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries. Magnetic soft miniature robots are especially promising as they can be designed to perform very advanced functions, but unfortunately their design process is highly...

Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message? In the past two decades, companies across the world including Singapore have tried to launch mobile payment but have yet to make mobile payments a norm. Join Professor Jan Ondrus in this video to find...

Piecing Together a Broken Heart

Having a heart attack is a scary experience. After a heart attack, your heart is damaged, and it is crucial for doctors to understand how it’s damaged so they can prescribe proper treatment. However, the heart is a complex organ that is difficult to access, making it challenging to study. Bu...

Food Nation - What We Eat and Why It Matters

As obesity rates balloon worldwide, so do incidences of diabetes cardiovascular disease. However, many of the studies about these diseases are conducted in the West with people eating Western diets. A panel of scientists researching diet and nutrition in our Asian context talk about how our food a...

Bitcoin and Blockchain: What You Need To Know Beyond Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin has been in the news lately, with investors in the cryptocurrency sometimes becoming millionaires overnight. But what is Bitcoin, and how does the blockchain—the coding technology that drives it—actually work? How is it different from traditional banking works? And how else can...

Are You Paying More? Big Data Profiling and e-Commerce Pricing

Big Data consumer analytics enables personalised marketing by studying our Internet usage and using it to figure out who we are and what we like. Instead of being bombarded with irrelevant ads, we get to see targeted and relevant promotions. The next step for these consumer analytics is personalis...

How do we discover new medicine?

Unlike the accidental discovery of penicillin, discovering new medicine in the 21st century is a very systematic process, involving chemists, doctors, pharmacologists, and robots. In this talk, learn how scientists discover new medicines, and the steps used to ensure that they target the intended ...

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