06 Feb 2012
Japanese workers are said to be hard working. One of the reasons is the long working hours. So-called full-time employees work some 2,000 hours per year, which is 400 hours longer than their counterparts in Germany or France.
25 Jan 2012
Singapore SME secures commercial contracts with adaptive video coding technology from A*STAR
16 Dec 2011
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is on track with its agenda to pursue scholarships and academic excellence at international level through proposed collaborations with its long-time American partner, Ohio University (OU).
Egypt business
15 Dec 2011
Tax cuts and a streamlined registration process are just some of the measures that reflect a new attitude toward small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt. Support from IDRC and the Canadian International Development Agency have helped Egypt’s Ministry of Finance pave the way for these improvements.
05 Dec 2011
In a bid to promote the best practices of knowledge management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has introduced through its Knowledge Management Research Centre (KMRC) the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award to the Chinese mainland.
30 Nov 2011
Sarawak has proposed a study to look into reducing infrastructure cost due to the peat soil in the areas under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score).
CTTC Video
30 Nov 2011
The Centre for Technology Transer and Consultancy (CTTC), the business arm of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), introduced its newly re-designed corporate video yesterday.
21 Nov 2011
Two of USMs masters degree schemes have been ranked in the world's top 100 by eduniversal website.
16 Nov 2011
To spur the growth in eco-friendly industries, A*STAR’s research institute, SIMTech, is spearheading a slew of R&D initiatives in green technologies in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS).
11 Nov 2011
11 November 2011
01 Nov 2011
Singapore, 1 November 2011. The Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), one of the largest experimental power grid facilities in the world was officially opened in Singapore, today, by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.
non volatile memory
28 Oct 2011
Micron and Singapore’s A*STAR Data Storage Institute to Develop Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory
26 Oct 2011
PolyU students are the champions in the Retail Futures Challenge
25 Oct 2011
Waseda commentary on recent organized crime ordinance in Japan
25 Oct 2011
Scholar urge caution from blind reliance on the market to resolve current food crisis
14 Oct 2011
Deadline of application: 15 November 2011
07 Oct 2011
The Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC), a first of its kind in Singapore, is a rich resource of A*STAR SIMTech technologies showcased under one roof.
06 Oct 2011
Stronger academic tie between universities in Hong Kong and Mainland China
28 Sep 2011
Deans and academics across the world gathered in Hong Kong from 27 to 29 September to attend the International Leadership Summit on Mechanical/Multi-Disciplinary Education
Wood Texture
28 Sep 2011
Vibration-assisted milling can lead to higher-quality surfaces
Microfluidics devices
21 Sep 2011
SIMTech Microfluidics Foundry, a successful outcome of a collaboration with CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, is a milestone for Singapore and the industry.
20 Sep 2011
The Photovoltaic Materials Unit of the National Institute for Materials Science set a new world record for the highest conversion efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cell under the Research Topic “Device Physics of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells”.
Figure 1: Major Earthquakes and Fluctuations in Housing Prices
20 Sep 2011
Psychological Changes from the Viewpoint of Stock Prices and Housing Prices. By: Yuichiro Kawaguchi, Professor at the Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
16 Sep 2011
New ceramic chip antennas offer better performance and reliability for wireless applications using unlicensed spectrum
rice husks
14 Sep 2011
Science System Corporation Shion Inc. has developed wet combustion technology to convert waste organic materials, particularly rice husks, to hydrogen and other value-added materials using water in a novel hexagonal batch reactor.
14 Sep 2011
New tool to use advanced transactional data analysis and digital forensics to provide an extra layer of security for online transactions
Rates of CPI increase
13 Sep 2011
Mitsuru Iwamura, Professor at the Faculty of Commerce at Waseda University in Japan discusses whether there is any way out of the Keynes "liquidity trap" Japan, the United States, and Europe find themselvesl in.


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Giants in history

Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).