There isn't much space to grow veggies in tiny, densely-populated Singapore, so the city-state relies on imported produce. But one firm is out to change farming - by reaching for the sky. Sareena Dayaram reports.
AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun -- the latest innovation in urban farming. It may not look like it, but this green goo is an algae called ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 18, 2014) Researchers at The National University of Singapore have invented a new microneedle patch that could offer a faster and less painful delivery of drugs such as insulin and painkillers.
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Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) The next generation of weapons for marine warfare may look and behave like fish. Scientists in Singapore are copying the natural movement of carp to develop a sea-going robot for use in stealth ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 1, 2013) From boat cruises and spas to their own obituary section in the leading newspaper, pets are pampered in a big way in Singapore, a city-state with one of Asia's highest standards of ... watch video
Reuters (July 21, 2013) Scientists in Singapore are turning their hands to wine-making, using the pungent-smelling durian as a replacement for grapes. They're still a long way from commercializing durian wine, but the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 14, 2012) Panda lovers now have a chance to help the struggling species...on the world stage. The bears' hometown is recruiting three conservation ambassadors across the globe and the Asia Pacific semifinal is ... watch video
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
May 14, 2015 A study of Chinese adults in Singapore suggests the prevalence of glaucoma, a disease of the eye that can result in blindness, was 3.2 percent, with no difference from a previous study conducted in ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 50 years after Singapore gained independence, official statistics reveal that Malays have sustained low academic achievement. Therefore, the possibility of a politically induced systemic inequality ... read more
Apr. 12, 2013 Researchers have unveiled an all-new multipurpose scooter prototype, codenamed VOI, at the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show. VOI gets its name from the Vietnamese word for elephant -- a ... read more