The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) was formed in 2002 to promote science in Singapore. The A*STAR board is statutory and oversees A*STAR Graduate Academy, Joint Council Office, Biomedical Research Council, Science and Engineering Research Council, Exploit Technologies Private Limited, Corporate Planning and Administration Division. The objective is to promote scientific and technological discoveries, improvements and partner with private and public entities to achieve solutions for the betterment of Singapore and mankind.
A palladium catalyst developed by A*STAR researchers offers a reliable and efficient way to create a molecular structure that is commonly found in medicines and electronic materials.
More accurate and efficient mapping of retinal blood vessels using a path-following image processing scheme, developed by an A*STAR-led research team, could help improve retinal scanning and medical diagnosis.
Nanostructured thin-films that can bend light by large angles could be a replacement for bulky glass optical components
Surfaces that efficiently redirect the propagation of light have been developed by A*STAR researchers. Ramón Paniagua-Domínguez, working with colleagues from the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and Nanyang Technological ...
Integrated design strategy lowers the mass and costs of motors that move objects nanometers at a time
Probing intricate cells or high-tech microchip components requires 'nanopositioners' that can scan large areas with extremely small steps. Normally, these positioners have separate fine- and coarse-movement stages, but A*STAR ...
Injection molding enables large-scale production of polymer and plastic materials with micrometer-sized features. Now, A*STAR scientists have developed a method for creating mold templates with high precision and few defects.
Audio and video recordings are important sources of evidence in criminal investigations, especially as more electronic devices are in use now than ever before. However, for recordings to be admissible, investigators often ...
Scientists at A*STAR have discovered how cells in the nascent embryo organize the 'bones' that make up the skeleton, known as microtubules. While this discovery has resolved one mystery, it also raises a range of new questions.
Evaluating the impact of waves on deep-sea oil rigs has been made easier by an A*STAR-developed computational technique that should increase the operational lifetime of floating platforms and make them cheaper to manufacture.
Easy decryption shows that chat-app designers should improve the ways they protect users' personal data
A*STAR researchers have successfully recovered decryption keys for two popular chat-apps—WeChat and WhatsApp. With these decryption keys, they could potentially collect users' personal data and private information.
Unlocking the molecule-detecting capabilities of gold nanoparticles often requires positioning techniques that are beyond the limits of conventional lithography. An A*STAR team now demonstrates that a combination of topographical ...