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appCoronoavirus Contact Tracing Smartphone App

Singapore developed a contact-tracing smartphone app called TraceTogther. It allow Singapore to quickly track people who have been exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases. The app can identify people who have been within 2 meters of coronavirus patients for at least …

canadaGeneral Fusion Has Over US$100 Million to Make a Fusion Demo Plant

General Fusion has successfully closed USD$65 million with a Series E round led by Temasek (Singapore fund). There was US$38 million (C$50 million) released from the Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. The total funds recently made available to General Fusion is …

asiaSouth Korea University mandatory dating class

South Korean universities have courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Students have to date each other in three randomly assigned pairings. Courses on dating, sex, love and relationships are trying to increase coupling and eventually …

batteriesSolid State battery for Dyson electric car

Billionaire vacuum cleaner maker James Dyson will open an electric car factory in Singapore in 2020. The British consumer goods company will invest about $2.7 billion to launch new electric cars. Dyson has plenty of experience working with batteries, electric …

citySingapore solved clean and safe public housing

Singapore got independence from Britain in 1959 and was poor. Now it is among the top richest countries on per capita GDP basis. They also had a lot of poor slums. In 1960 they set up a Housing Board which …

3d printingBreakthrough for large scale printing of wood at ten times lower cost than other 3D printing

Cellulose is the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. The bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects has had big problems that prevented printing wood for practical applications. Use in combination with plastics …

businessSingapore’s $400 billion fund sees companies with World Changing technology from both China and Silicon Valley

Singapores sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte is one of the largest public sovereign wealth fund in the world and manages over $398 billion. The fund is giving it equal attention to Chinese technology companies and to Silicon valley technology companies. …

cancerCombining the best results of 18 different cancer algorithms boosts treatability from 60% to over 80%

Scientists in Singapore have made a unique discovery about how to treat cancers – when it comes to pinpointing cancer treatment targets, it is better to listen to many computer programmes rather than just one. Researchers have developed an advanced …

artificial intelligenceSingapore creates AI, robotics, data analytics and IoT lab

Under a five-year partnership, Singtel, NTU Singapore and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF Singapore) will establish a S$42.4 million corporate lab, to be called Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU), to develop applications for use in …

chinaUSA First and China Second in Internet Ranking Index

China ranked second after the United States in an internet development index released on Monday that gauges six dimensions from internet infrastructure to application among 38 countries. China has the largest number of internet users and is the world’s top …