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Jan 25, 2017

Tainan, Taiwan - The Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite mission co-led by research centers in Japan and Taiwan was launched at 7 p.m. on December 20 at the Uchinoura Space Center (USC), Japan.

The ERG mission is about to help unravel the complicated physics of the Van Allen...

Jan 22, 2017

Professor Shi Yong and his team, for the first time in human history, detected carbon monoxide (CO) gas in extremely-metal-poor galaxies and thus provided evidence for the existence of molecular gas in these galaxies, reported the international journal Nature Communications on December 9, 2016 (see:...

Jan 15, 2017

ITRI will introduce and demonstrate its Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots at CES 2017. Potential partners and attendees are invited to booth #2015, Tech East, Westgate, to play chess and have coffee with a robot commanded by ITRI’s Intelligent Vision System.

Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 30, 2016

A multinational study led by the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has led to new treatment paradigm for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung cancer. For patients whose cancer genes further mutate and develop resistance after first-line EGFR targeted therapy, the new...

Dec 29, 2016

This unique capability suggests potential of using sand blocks as cheaper, lighter and greener alternatives to enhance critical infrastructure protection

Dec 14, 2016

13 December 2016 – The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and...

Nov 19, 2016

With the advance of medical technology, physicians need to communicate not only with patients but also with engineers. The definition of “professional" now includes being able to apply new technologies and keep up with technological progress.

The high-speed 3D printer makes a roaring sound as anatomic models...

Nov 11, 2016

Elderly-friendly wearables are key to monitoring the health and whereabouts of this affluent, yet vulnerable, sector of society.

Oct 31, 2016

Tsukuba, Japan - Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications. However, without treatment to make their surfaces biologically inert, their...

Oct 27, 2016

Higher education is incorporating entrepreneurship into curriculums to supply graduates—and the economy—with the skills needed to answer market demands.

A few years ago, Paulo Oscuro, a computer science student from the rural region of Bicol—about 250 miles from the capital of the Philippines—observed that,...

Oct 26, 2016

Connected living is the next frontier in today’s digital society. With four billion smartphones projected to be in use by 2021, and another two billion devices linked to the Internet, research firm Euromonitor expects the smart home to be at the heart of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Oct 08, 2016

Hong Kong is home to a dazzling diversity of over 250 butterfly species, many of which can be found during a casual walk through urban parks in the city. Nonetheless, while urban areas are not often regarded as important habitats for them, what determines which butterfly species end up in different parks? In recent...

Sep 10, 2016

Peking University, Sep. 9, 2016: On September 6th, an international collaborative study led by Peking University, Tsinghua University and McGill University was published in Nature Geoscience. The article revealed the complex impacts of international trade on aerosol pollution and its forcing on the global climate....

Jul 08, 2016

In a humming factory in Foshan, Guangdong province, a machine is busy tailoring fabrics to custom designs. Within 18 seconds, a pair of jeans is done, outperforming humans who would take 30 minutes to an hour to do the same job.

The "smart tailor", as the machine is known, is part of a broad effort by Foshan...

Jun 19, 2016

TAU hosted its fourth international Innovation Conference on June 6-8, attracting 4,000 delegates from Israel and abroad. Ranging from seasoned experts to first-time entrepreneurs, they networked and shared knowledge on the gamut of issues facing start-ups.

Jun 13, 2016

This is the last of an article based on an interview with Hokkaido University Professor Yukihiro Takahashi, director of the Space Mission Center, about the university’s involvement in the development of low-cost, high-performance microsatellites.

When two undersecretaries of the Philippine Department of...

May 22, 2016

Quick ID of species allows officers' rapid response and arrest of violators

May 2016—An app developed with support from USAID is making wildlife protection officers more effective in their efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.

“Before using the WildScan application, we identified...

May 14, 2016

In the final round of the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2016 (ASC16), Zhejiang University performed spectacularly as a dark horse among 16 finalists, including Nanyang Technological University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Boston Green Team, Universidad EAFIT in Columbia, University of Miskolc in Hungary,...

May 11, 2016

For a company, profits and investments are like the black and white stones in the traditional game of Go. Which move should be made in the current situation? There is no harm in listening to what artificial intelligence has to say.

May 08, 2016

Using ultrasound, drug particles can be directed to a specific area

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells.

The NTU scientists create micro-sized gas bubbles coated with cancer drug particles and iron oxide...