Diamond, the world’s hardest material, turns out to be flexible. Scientists from NTU Singapore, MIT, City University of Hong Kong and South Korea made the surprising discovery and found that diamonds can be stretched by up to 9% without breaking. This could lead to new applications in computing, healthcare and materials engineering.
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Machines programmed by engineers in Singapore complete job in just over 20 minutes
NTU and Rolls-Royce are extending their research partnership for another five years, with S$88 million going into developing the next-generation of aircraft.
NTUsg and Rolls-Royce extend research partnership to develop novel aircraft propulsion technologies.
Using durian seeds to make food stabilisers with probiotics, promoting a healthy digestive system.
New waste-to-energy facility in Tuas South turns all the rubbish from the NTU Smart Campus into electricity and construction materials.
NTU Singapore develops technology to 3D-print a bathroom unit in less than a day.