Urban Solutions and Sustainability (USS)
Ultrafast heating sparks high-performing catalysts2 Sep 2022
Researchers developed a new technique for manufacturing powerful and versatile synthetic catalysts.
Machine learning helps ultra-strong alloys take off25 Aug 2022
Materials science and computational techniques come together to advance new design schemes for aerospace alloys.
Bacteria turn nature’s rainbow into therapeutics25 Jul 2022
A new bacterial platform makes plant-derived pigments more soluble, overcoming long-standing issues around their use in pharmaceuticals.
Plastic-eating superworms for a zero-waste future13 Jun 2022
A*STAR scientists lay the foundations for a circular economy using worms that turn plastics into fertiliser.
What’s the best way to reuse an N95 mask?24 May 2022
By identifying the best way to decontaminate N95 masks, A*STAR scientists are helping solve the environmental consequences of disposable masks.
Calculating the end of machine life flexibly18 May 2022
A computational platform designed by A*STAR researchers accurately predicts a machine’s functional lifespan even with limited data.
Greener solutions to pandemic pollution29 Apr 2022
A*STAR scientists uncover surprising truths behind biodegradable face masks, prompting the need for greener alternatives.
Catalyzing super energy storage16 Mar 2022
Novel polymers built with the aid of non-toxic halide salt catalysts could pave the way for high-power yet safe energy storage applications.
Conductive polymers get reenergized15 Feb 2022
Materials scientists develop next-generation polymers with stability and electrical conductivity.
Sluggish battery reactions get a boost10 Feb 2022
Insights into the intricate chemical reactions of lithium-sulfur batteries could pave the way for lighter, more powerful prototypes.
Carbon-capturing minerals promise a greener tomorrow12 Jan 2022
Life cycle assessments show that a technology that captures waste carbon dioxide and turns it into sand may help Singapore reduce its carbon emissions.
The secret lives of hairy plants6 Jan 2022
A new gel that molds and sticks to plant surfaces provide scientists with a non-invasive way of monitoring diverse plant species.