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New Wi-Fi antenna enhances wireless coverage

Technology02 Jun 2015Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have succeeded in using ionised gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet router.

Using carbon nanotubes to improve bio-oil refining

Science, Technology29 May 2015The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
New catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more competitive.

Manipulating cell membranes using nanotubes

Technology29 May 2015Asia Research News
Japanese researchers have developed a targeted method for opening up cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual cells.

Too small to see: how safe is nanotechnology research in South-East Asia?

Science, Technology29 May 2015University of Malaya
Researchers in Malaysia are asking whether existing legal and regulatory frameworks in South-East Asia are robust enough to consider the safety issues surrounding the technology.
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Carbon nanotubes grown in combustion flames

Science, Technology29 May 2015Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
An international research team’s theoretical simulation of the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes has revealed important details of the mechanisms at play. This could lead to better ways to control the production of carbon nanotubes.
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A lab in a fibre

Science, Technology29 May 2015Nanyang Technological University
Researchers in Singapore have developed fibre-based “optofluidic” sensors for measuring the properties of tiny amounts of fluid. The innovation increases the sensitivity of measurements and makes it less expensive for researchers and clinicians to study the properties of fluids.
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Constructing complex molecules with atomic precision

Science, Technology29 May 2015Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Researchers in Russia have developed a waste-free and cost-effective approach for preparing complex organic molecules and revealing the physical nature of the processes that control the direction of chemical transformations.

The importance of community involvement for sustainable tourism

Culture, People, Tourism29 May 2015Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Researchers in South-East Asia are studying how tourism policy and local community involvement impact the tourism industry.
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A radiation-free method for diagnosing scoliosis*

Medicine, Technology28 May 2015The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed new technology that enables safer and more frequent screenings for scoliosis.
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Managing the “Internet of Things”

Science, Technology28 May 2015Asia Research News
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a software platform designed to manage and control devices for “Internet of Things” (IoT) systems. The platform can be tailored for everything from city management sensors and devices to controlling home appliances.

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