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Applying "temporal pressure" to the skin can help deliver more drugs

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have showed that applying "temporal pressure" to the skin of mice can create a new way to deliver drugs.
Tags: Health, Singapore, Agency for Science Technology and Research A STAR, Nanyang Technological University Singapore NTU


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Trump reportedly said TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned — and that the US Treasury should get payment as part of the sale. Trump previously threatened to imminently ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. TikTok's owner ByteDance is looking outside of the US for its new TikTok headquarters. In a statement M...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Elon Musk, New York, California, Russia, Singapore, US, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, US Treasury, Ubisoft, Garmin, Alexa


Japan Acted Like the Virus Had Gone. Now It's Spread Everywhere. (slashdot)

After initial success, Japan is facing a reality check on the coronavirus. From a report: The country garnered global attention after containing the first wave of Covid-19 with what it referred to as the "Japan Model" -- limited testing and no lockdown, nor any legal means to force businesses to close. The country's finance minister even suggested a higher "cultural standard" helped contain the disease. But now the island nation is facing a formidable resurgence, with Covid-19 cases hitting reco...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Singapore, West, Msmash, COVID


Grab launches new consumer financial services, including micro-investments and loans

Grab announced today that its financial unit, which previously focused mainly on services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is launching a slew of consumer products, including micro-investments, loans, health insurance and a pay-later program. Based in Singapore, Grab began in 2012 as a ride-hailing company before expanding into on-demand deliveries and other services. In January 2019, it formed a joint venture with ZhongAn Insurance to build a digital insurance marketplace. Since then,...
Tags: Google, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Bloomberg, Netflix, Malaysia, Financial Services, Fintech, Temasek, Consumer Finance, Bento


NTU and A*STAR scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have showed that applying "temporal pressure" to the skin of mice can create a new way to deliver drugs.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Agency for Science Technology and Research A STAR, NTU, Nanyang Technological University Singapore NTU


Singapore to give all incoming travelers wearable tracking device

Bluetooth and GPS widget will be used to enforce home COVID quarantine Singapore will fit all incoming travelers with a wearable tracking device to prevent them from breaching their mandatory quarantine.…
Tags: Singapore, Software


US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery – as it happened

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers. This live blog is closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus – latest updates 12.18am BST We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on our continuing coverage on our new global live blow below. Related: Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-19 12.01am BST...
Tags: Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak


Japan Acted Like the Virus Had Gone. Now It's Spread Everywhere.

After initial success, Japan is facing a reality check on the coronavirus. From a report: The country garnered global attention after containing the first wave of Covid-19 with what it referred to as the "Japan Model" -- limited testing and no lockdown, nor any legal means to force businesses to close. The country's finance minister even suggested a higher "cultural standard" helped contain the disease. But now the island nation is facing a formidable resurgence, with Covid-19 cases hitting reco...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Singapore, Tech, West, COVID


Coronavirus live news: US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellersIran death toll three times higher than admitted, says reportBerlin protests against coronavirus rules divide leadersRussia claims to be ahead of rivals in vaccine raceUS coronavirus live - latest updatesUK coronavirus live - latest updates 9.29pm BST Supporters of a Senegalese Muslim religious and political leader ransacked a n...
Tags: UK, Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Dakar, Les Echos, Coronavirus outbreak, Tijaniyya, Serigne Moustapha Sy, The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers


How to pronounce CFIUS, the once-obscure government body that reportedly gave Microsoft and ByteDance a 45-day deadline to negotiate a TikTok acquisition deal

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS (pronounced siff-ee-yus,) is a government body whose members have the power to launch an investigation into business deals that involve foreign investment in US firms on national security grounds. It determines if deals pose national security risks, but the group does not hold the power to block deals outright — only a president's executive order can do that. However, its designation that a deal involves security threats often results in ...
Tags: Microsoft, California, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Broadcom, Trump, Reuters, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS, Zhang Yiming, FIRRMA, Qualcomm President Trump


Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app that Trump is trying to order its Chinese parent to sell

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z. It has , and up to 80 million daily users in the US alone. However, the future of TikTok's presence in the US is uncertain: The Trump administration has threatened to ban the app, citing national security risks over its ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance. Trump could soon enact an executive order imposing a nationwide ban on the app, or directing ByteDance to "divest" i...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, La, China, Singapore, India, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, New Zealand


Coronavirus live news: world may never find 'silver bullet' Covid vaccine, says WHO

Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions doubleGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksTwo cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restartsRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.31pm BST A nationwide Covid-19 tracing app could be rolled out in Spain in September after a pilot showed it...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Singapore, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Tenerife, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Canary Islands, Mike Ryan


Michelin-starred meals to your door: How fine dining pivoted for the pandemic

Singapore's high-end restaurants are introducing luxury virtual experiences to save their businesses.
Tags: Singapore, Cnn, Michelin


Coronavirus live news: Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; Belgium ICU admissions double

Belgium facing ‘extensive’ spread of cases; global cases pass 18m; Melbourne braces for further lockdown measuresGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST The number of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care units in Belgium has doubled in a month and the epidemic is spreading “intensively”, health officials warned on Monday, according to Reute...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Belgium, Melbourne, Reuters Belgium, Helena Smith, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneUK


Singapore: Proposed Changes Strengthen Singapore's Data Privacy Law - Vistra

Singapore is planning key updates to its data privacy law, bringing the country more closely in line with the EU, Australia, and other regions that have strictly regulated the use and sharing of online personal information.
Tags: News, Singapore, EU Australia


China seeks to increase influence in South China Sea by reclassifying international shipping lanes

China has quietly changed how it identifies a vast stretch of international waters in a shipping regulation, indicating it as a “coastal” region, rather than “offshore,” as authorities seek to exert even greater control over the South China Sea. The amended regulation, first drafted in the 1970s, went into effect on Saturday, and establishes a “navigation area” from China’s Hainan island in the south, all the way down to the disputed Paracel Islands, which sit east of Vietnam’s coastline. The re...
Tags: News, China, Singapore, Beijing, Vietnam, South China Sea, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Southeast Asian, Hainan, Paracel Islands, Collin Koh


Singapore's Hyflux Suitor Utico Extends Offer Acceptance Deadline - Bloomberg

Singapore's Hyflux Suitor Utico Extends Offer Acceptance Deadline - Bloomberg:The saga of Singapore’s highest profile restructuring case, Hyflux Ltd., looks set to run a bit longer.United Arab Emirates-based suitor Utico FZC agreed to extend a binding offer until Aug. 30, according to a filing. Utico has been pursuing Hyflux since last year, and had previously said the binding offer it made last month was open for acceptance until July 31.Hyflux was once a high-flier that stumbled after an ill-t...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Hyflux, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hyflux Ltd, Utico, Utico FZC, Hyflux Suitor Utico


Scientists led by NTU Singapore identify new catalysts for more efficient water splitting

A team of scientists led by NTU Singapore have discovered the parameters that determine the efficiency of a class of low-cost catalysts called spinel oxides - a discovery that breaks a bottleneck in the extraction of hydrogen from water through electrolysis, the process of splitting water with electricity. These findings bring the team a step closer to making water splitting a suitable approach for large-scale manufacture of hydrogen gas.
Tags: Science, Singapore, NTU




Future Fields is tackling cultured meat’s biggest problem

One possible solution to cellular agriculture’s biggest problem — how to develop a cheap, humane, growth material for cultured meat — may have come from a conversation in line at a Tim Hortons in Alberta. The husband and wife duo of Matt and Jalene Anderson-Baron were waiting for Timbits and coffee and talking about the technology behind their startup, Future Fields, when Jalene suggested a possible new growth medium. Matt Anderson-Baron had hit a wall in his research, and the pair, which rep...
Tags: Travel, TC, Singapore, Canada, Food And Drink, Alpha, Memphis, Alberta, University Of Alberta, Just, Matt, Tyson Foods, Tim Hortons, Memphis Meats, Cultured Meat, Future Meat Technologies


The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart


Hong Kong’s Delayed Elections Are a Warning to America

HONG KONG—July has been a month of constant struggle for this city in recent years, but especially since the protests last summer, which raised the stakes in the quest for universal suffrage. This year is even more chaotic: A third wave of COVID-19 infections has revived worries that Hong Kong, one of the densest cities in the world, may soon see an overwhelmed hospital system. Meanwhile, some of the pro-democracy movement’s organizers, still in their teens, have been targeted by the newly forme...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, America, Netflix, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Chinese communist party, Bruce Lee, Donald Trump, Joshua Wong, Ccp, Carrie Lam


Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

What have resurgences around the world taught us about how local clusters emerge?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is not always possible to pinpoint the origin of a local spike in cases, particularly in countries like the UK, where the disease is still circulating at relatively significant levels.But in countries where overall caseloads are lower, and with rigorous test-and-trace schemes, it has been possible to pinpoint the factors that have sparked or fuelled loca...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, Singapore, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Will China's AI Surveillance State Go Global?

China already has hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras in place, reports the Atlantic's deputy editor, and "because a new regulation requires telecom firms to scan the face of anyone who signs up for cellphone services, phones' data can now be attached to a specific person's face." But the article also warns that when it comes to AI-powered surveillance, China "could also export it beyond the country's borders, entrenching the power of a whole generation of autocrats" and "shift the ba...
Tags: Silk Road, China, Singapore, Tech, Atlantic, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ecuador, Mongolia, Mauritius, Latin America, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Bolivia, Cto, Kenya Uganda


My Money: 'My daughter's therapy costs £5,490 each month'

Matt Hitchcock from Singapore takes us through his week during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, Singapore, Matt Hitchcock


Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels

Packages marked as ‘earrings’ spark biosecurity concerns and global investigations into originsThere is not much that Jan Goward does not grow in her small Eastbourne garden. “I grow everything,” she says. “I’ve got the exotics: the aubergines, the chillies …”But some mystery seeds she received in the post this week – ostensibly from Singapore, and marked as stud earrings – will not be joining them. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, China, Singapore, Environment, UK News, World news, US news, Scams, Asia Pacific, Portugal, New Zealand, Plants, Invasive Species, Eastbourne, Jan Goward


Trump told reporters on Air Force One he is banning TikTok from the US

President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night that he is banning the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok from the US. "As far as TikTok is concerned we're banning them from the United States," Trump told reporters on Friday, according to a pool report from the Los Angeles Times' David Cloud. Trump asserted he had the "authority" to do so "with an executive order or that," according to Cloud's pool report. However, it's unclear whether Trump can ban the app c...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, China, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, United States, Air Force, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump, General Atlantic, Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Bytedance


Singapore: Singapore High Court refuses to set aside arbitral awards despite Tribunal error and potential illegality - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

This case illustrates three important issues for parties considering arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism.
Tags: News, Singapore, Singapore High Court, Corrs Chambers Westgarth


UK: The Welfare Of The Child Is Paramount: How An Adoption Order Passed Without Consent Of Biological Parents - Withers LLP

The cornerstone of family law in Singapore is that the welfare of the child is paramount. This was reiterated in the recent decision of Re B [2020] SGFC 46 ("Re B").
Tags: UK, News, Singapore, Withers LLP


Auckland Airport busier than Changi Airport and Hong Kong

Auckland Airport was busier than Singapore's Changi and Hong Kong Airport in June as domestic flights in this country bounced back more quickly than expected.Auckland was also busier than the big Australian airports and was zeroing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Singapore, Auckland, Changi, Changi Airport, Auckland Airport, Hong Kong Airport