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Dialling in: Increasing Internet penetration in Myanmar

People, Technology04 Sep 2017International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers are helping Myanmar transition to an inclusive, networked economy that gives citizens access to technology and services.
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Harnessing energy from glass walls

Technology19 May 2017Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
A Korean research team has developed semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that could be great candidates for solar windows.
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Philippines' first microsatellite captures ultra-high-resolution images

Science, Technology19 May 2017Hokkaido University
Satellite success is a big step forward for the Philippines and for broader efforts to establish a microsatellite consortium across Asia.

Taking control back from the cloud

Technology19 May 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
A user-controlled file security scheme makes it possible to instantly revoke access to files hosted on Internet cloud servers.
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Making molecules that twinkle

Science, Technology16 May 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
A single-step process transforms carbon dioxide into star-shaped molecules that are promising building blocks for useful polymeric materials.
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Witchweed: destructive by nature

Science16 May 2017Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Scientists in Japan have designed a synthetic molecule that gives new insight into how a destructive weed might be detecting its host crops.

Strengthening the governance of Islamic banks

Business, People16 May 2017Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Although the Islamic finance industry is growing at a rapid rate, researchers have highlighted areas of governance that must be reformed.
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Microrobots inspired by nature

Medicine, Technology15 May 2017Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
A revolutionary design mimics the rowing action of the cilia on single-celled Paramecium, demonstrating much faster movement than conventional microrobots.
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Space cucumbers reveal secrets of plant survival

Science15 May 2017Tohoku University
Biologists in Japan use the near-weightless environment on the International Space Station to study the influence of gravity on plant growth phenomena.
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Transparent metal touchscreens

Technology15 May 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Roll-to-roll printing of a conductive metal ink offers an inexpensive, high performance alternative to today’s touchscreen technology.

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