Tagged: Materials Science & Engineering

4C nanodiamond

World’s hardest material, diamond, is flexible

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.

Presidential honours for NTU researchers

Three NTU faculty have been recognised with Singapore’s highest honours for scientists and engineers, the President’s Science and Technology Awards. Built on a strong foundation in science and engineering, NTU’s...

Building IKEA furniture just got easier

We have seen amazing displays of artificial intelligence (AI)-inspired robotic systems in everything from board games to autonomous driving, but even the most sophisticated robots are stumped by complex tasks...