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.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 1, 2016) An automated spray system that shoots a targeted droplet on to a crop with pinpoint accuracy aims to cuts use of chemicals in agriculture by more than 99 percent. Matthew Stock reports.
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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
AP (July 3, 2015) An international animal charity on Friday removed from the Gaza Strip two lion cubs who were living with a family in a crowded refugee camp. (July 3)
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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
Sep. 27, 2016 Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In the animal kingdom colorful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent, a team of researchers has found. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of ... 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