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  • Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition

    phys.org 19 May '17, 6am

    A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore—just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck. Used car dealer Gary Hong has taken to displaying his wares in a glass-fronted, 15-storey building. Like choo...

  • Nest of rare ant T. rex found in Singapore

    Nest of rare ant T. rex found in Singapore

    phys.org 19 May '17, 12pm

    T. rex, the ant, was first discovered back in 2003 in Malaysia—its name derives from the odd shape of its head and short forearms. That initial finding was a single dead ant. Since that time, other researchers have found examples on leaves, but until now, no one had ever found a nest....

  • #Peugeot to test driverless cars in #Singapore

    Peugeot to test driverless cars in Singapore

    phys.org 03 May '17, 8am

    The small nuTonomy self-driving cars on Singapore's streets are soon to joined by larger Peugeot 3008 SUVs. French automaker PSA said Wednesday it was teaming up with nuTonomy to integrate the US startup's software into one of its vehicles for on-road testing of fully autonomous cars ...

  • Singapore study finds yellow taxis less accident prone than blue taxis

    Singapore study finds yellow taxis less accident prone than blue taxis

    phys.org 07 Mar '17, 3pm

    To find out, the researchers studied three years of data from the company that owns the taxis—they found that yellow taxis had an accident rate 9 percent lower than blue taxis. This, they suggest, aligns with historical records from Chicago's Yellow Cab company, which was the first to...

  • Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

    phys.org 22 Mar '17, 10am

    A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network. Telecom operators in the highly wired island will end second-generation services on April 1, forcing thousands sti...

  • New system makes it harder to track Bitcoin transactions

    phys.org 08 Feb '17, 1pm

    Bitcoin operates by giving each user a unique public key, which is a string of numbers. Users can transmit money in the form of digital bitcoins from one public key to another. This is made possible by a system that ensures a user has enough bitcoins in his or her account to make the ...

  • Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

    Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

    phys.org 22 Jan '17, 8am

    For some living in Singapore soon to be banned 2G phones are the only affordable or practical option When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal—digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of tec...

  • Machine-learning program predicts public transport use in Singapore

    Machine-learning program predicts public transport use in Singapore

    phys.org 25 Jan '17, 1pm

    From left: Gary Lee, Hu Nan, Erika Fille Legara, and Christopher Monterola. Credit: A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing From schools and shops to hospitals and hotels, a modern city is made of many different parts. Urban planners must take account of where these services ar...

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