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*STAR researchers working with colleagues in Japan have developed a method by which robots can automatically recognize an object as a potential tool and use it, despite never having seen it before.
Nanomaterials that speed up the production of hydrogen gas have been created by A*STAR and NTU researchers. This work could help to develop more efficient technologies for making this clean fuel.
A new catalyst could dramatically decrease the cost of producing hydrogen, one of the cleanest renewable fuels. Based on molybdenum sulfide, the catalyst was developed by a group at the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research ...