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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Is nuclear power the key to finally reducing the CO2 footprint?

BY GILLES YOUINOU GERMANY is eager to do its part and aims to lower its CO2 footprint with aggressive development of wind and solar,...

From STEM to STREAM – Content, delivery, the critical factors

BY TAN SRI OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN THERE is a revived interest in STEM after our Minister of Education recently mooted the idea of STREAM as...

UKM earns the biggest fireflies research fund in Malaysia

BY ASMAHANIM AMIR IN ensuring that fireflies are preserved, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), has conducted a study of the insects and received the largest fireflies research fund in Malaysia. Chief Researcher...

UPM develops harvesting racks

By AZMAN ZAKARIA RESEARCHERS from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) have successfully developed racks for agricultural activities and drying of harvested crops by placing the racks under Photovoltaic (PV) structures at PV solar...

Why babies have more bones than adult?

WHEN human babies were born, they have around 300 bones in their body. As they reach adult-hood, we are left with only 206. This is because many of...

How long for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth?

THE SUN is the heart of our solar system. It is known as yellow dwarf star, a hot ball of glowing gases. The distance from the Earth...

The eyes can now tell us more

PENANG: Recently, Jafri Malin, a Professor in Neurosciences and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon together with a team of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) academicians from the Department of Neurosciences at the School of...

‘Hello, how are you?’

A simple yet important question to foster a culture of caring towards struggling parents of special needs children. BY SARAH FAZALUL I AM different, not less..’...

Water that never freeze

Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? Yes it can, say researchers, Led by Professors Raffaele Mezzenga and Ehud Landau, a group of physicists and...

Too much meat: Risk of early death

A DIET rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further...

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