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  • Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

    Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

    phys.org 20 Nov '17, 8am

    In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000 In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spe...

  • Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

    Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

    phys.org 24 Oct '17, 9am

    Singapore already imposes a quota on the number of vehicles sold and the number on its roads, and has avoided the massive traffic jams that choke other Asian cities Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a vehicle, has announced it will freeze the number of pr...

  • NTU deploys Singapore's first long-span wind turbine

    NTU deploys Singapore's first long-span wind turbine

    phys.org 20 Oct '17, 2pm

    Singapore's first wind turbine is part of NTU's offshore hybrid microgrid at Semakau Landfill, which will integrate with various renewable energy sources such as solar, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies. Credit: NTU Singapore Ushering in winds of change in clean energy, Nan...

  • Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

    Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

    phys.org 31 Oct '17, 7am

    A passenger checks-in his luggage using an automated booth at the newly opened Changi International Airport's Terminal 4 in Singapore Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised bag...

  • What makes the durian fruit stink? Cancer scientists crack the durian genome

    What makes the durian fruit stink? Cancer scientists crack the durian genome

    phys.org 09 Oct '17, 3pm

    Using state-of-the-art sequencing platforms, the team mapped the genome of a particular durian variety called Musang King ("Mao Shan Wang" in Chinese), known for its exceptionally delicate texture and potent aroma and considered as the King of Kings in the local durian world. The team...

  • Baby rhino gallops into public view at Singapore Zoo

    Baby rhino gallops into public view at Singapore Zoo

    phys.org 12 Oct '17, 8am

    When he reached one-month old, the zookeepers decided it was time to introduce Oban to the public enclosure A baby white rhino has made his first foray into the spotlight, galloping into a public enclosure at Singapore Zoo after being given a name—Oban, which means "King" in the Afric...

  • Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat

    Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat

    phys.org 03 Oct '17, 4pm

    The video footage was captured on Tioman Island by a team led by Dr Sheema Abdul Aziz as part of her PhD at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France) in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Dr Sheema said: "These are very important findings because ...

  • Singapore's first robot masseuse starts work

    Singapore's first robot masseuse starts work

    phys.org 09 Oct '17, 2pm

    Emma massaging a patient autonomously on the left while physician Calista Lim treats another patient on the right. Emma improves the productivity of the clinic as it can do the job of two massage therapists. Credit: Nanyang Technological University A robot masseuse has started work in...

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