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16 Mar 2011
Professor Tadashi Otsuka charts the nascent field of environmental law in Japan.
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16 Mar 2011
Singapore, 16 March 2011 – The China Wireless Personal Area Network (CWPAN) standards meeting, that has traditionally been held within China for the past five years, will be held in Singapore for the first time.
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09 Mar 2011
Enables Smaller, Faster, Lighter and More Thermally-efficient Multi-chip Modules for High Performance Wireless Applications
09 Mar 2011
The Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has organized a Hong Kong Air Cargo Exchange 2011 in collaboration with DHL Global Forwarding, Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding And logistics (HAFFA), and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM).
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04 Mar 2011
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is proud to announce today (4 March) the opening of the expanded Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology and the new premises for its School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) in the former site of staff quarters in Tsimshatsui East.
02 Mar 2011
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak's (Unimas) ‘Sarawak Dolphin Project' (SDP) took a step forward in combating threats to coastal cetaceans in the region through a regional workshop in Permai Rainforest Resort.
01 Mar 2011
The global biofuels market is worth US$240B by 2020 according to Pike Research Cleantech Market Intelligence (2009). The conference is a platform to discuss the next generation of biofuels, algal biofuels and cover opportunities and challenges of building a biofuels industry.
28 Feb 2011
In the wake of China overtaking Japan to become the second largest economy ion the world, Satoshi Amako evaluates the likely course of China's foreign policy.
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28 Feb 2011
UiTM food researchers Noriham Abdullah, Marina Zulkifli, Mohd Hilmi Hassan, Wan Nur Zahidah Wan Zainon and Nur Ilmiah Alimin have developed a new process for the formulation of fruit peel based snacks to bridge the gap between fast, on-the-go snacking and meeting consumer health concerns.
25 Feb 2011
Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) announced today that it has established a research and development center in Singapore, where the company will leverage the local talent pool and expertise of research organizations, such as Singapore’s A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI), and universities in the development of advanced hard drive technologies.
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24 Feb 2011
A group of academic specialists in competition law and economics today (24 February) jointly responded to criticisms of the Competition Bill currently before Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo).
23 Feb 2011
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), today announced that it has developed and successfully demonstrated an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio for use in Pirelli’s Cyber™ Tyre.
23 Feb 2011
Current R&D success with A*STAR’s IMRE prompts Nitto Denko to invest more in Singapore by building a prototyping centre, which will be incubated at local research institute.
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21 Feb 2011
India’s labour force is fast approaching half a billion people, with about 8 million people added every year between the early 1990s and 2004-2005, but there remains a wide wage gap between different sectors of the Indian workforce.
21 Feb 2011
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to have received a $2 million donation from Dr Hari N. Harilela for the establishment of the "Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarship" at its School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM).
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18 Feb 2011
Based on the concept of ‘Prevention is better than cure’, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) researchers have found a way to stop the spread of cancer cells in the human body with a product derived from the oak galls plant.
17 Feb 2011
With a decade of providing executive training to hospitality professionals, PolyU has already formed a firm foothold in establishing a well-respected programme.
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17 Feb 2011
Engineering experts at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Industrial Centre (IC) have helped achieved a breakthrough in aero engine maintenance by applying a mathematics-based software to the multiple axes machining of turbine blades.
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14 Feb 2011
People never, as assumed by conventional economics, make rational or efficient choices. Far from that, the choices made are irrational and emotional.
14 Feb 2011
NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE “ASIAN INNOVATION AWARDS 2011” PRESENTED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CREDIT SUISSE Seeking Innovations that Break with Conventional Processes in Creative Ways to Improve Quality of Life or Productivity
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11 Feb 2011
Texchem Food Sdn. Bhd is committed to providing funding worth RM200,000 to Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for research development on mangrove crabs, a seafood that is very popular both locally and internationally.
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08 Feb 2011
A tool to assess the performance of air cargo supply chain operations provides insights into the effects of industry reforms
02 Feb 2011
GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities was established in April 2010 in order to provide a profile for and way of comparing the commitment of universities towards going green and promoting sustainable operation.
02 Feb 2011
In each month of 2010, IDRC launched a 'Lasting Impacts' minisite to look back at some examples of how research that IDRC has funded has had long term impacts. Links to the minisites can be found in this announcement.
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02 Feb 2011
By Hélène Mayrand et Edgard Rodriguez In today’s globalized world, exporting is one of the key policy strategies to promote employment and higher wages in developing countries.
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02 Feb 2011
By Louise Guénette Three IDRC regional directors retired in the fall of 2010 after heading offices in Cairo, Nairobi, and Singapore. Eglal Rached, Constance Freeman, and Richard Fuchs look back at some significant moments during their careers at IDRC.
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02 Feb 2011
Once, GDP was the established benchmark of a country’s progress. Now, new and sophisticated indexes offer a more rounded picture of the condition of society — and IDRC is helping develop them.
01 Feb 2011
KAI Square is the software and hardware vendor for local public bus fleet operators' in-vehicle surveillance system and central management system. The company has teamed up with A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (DSI), to provide an integrated solution targeted to benefit fleet operators.
01 Feb 2011
Innovation has a crucial role to play as economies recover from the current financial crisis. This book examines the role of innovation in developing countries, with a focus on Africa.
17 Jan 2011
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the first projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.

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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).