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09 Nov 2005
A solid acid catalyst that can convert vegetable oils into 'biodiesel' fuel could replace the expensive and inefficient process used today, according to a Brief Communication in this week's Nature.
02 Nov 2005
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the major causes of diarrhoea in human and animals especially in developed countries. EZ Campy DNA kit was designed and developed to detect for Campylobacter jejuni within 3 hours.
02 Nov 2005
The black hole at the centre of our Galaxy is as wide as the radius of the Earth's orbit, according to research published in this week's Nature.
30 Oct 2005
Removal efficiencies of above 95% have been achieved for ethyl acetate at 300 degrees Celcius at a flow rate of about twice that of conventional oxide catalysts.
26 Oct 2005
Experimental investigation has shown that an energy saving of as high as 25% in fuel usage can be obtained when HTRP is used in an incinerator. The HTRP can also be used in hazardous chemical, radiochemical and power plant.
26 Oct 2005
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and their Russian colleagues from the Russian Far East recently fitted three wild 40-day-old Siberian tiger cubs with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild tigers to be tracked by scientists
23 Oct 2005
This URSI General Assembly will be held in New Delhi in 2005. Around 1000 delegates (inclusive of 150 young and talented scientists) from different parts of the world in the telecommunication sector are expected to participate in the event.
23 Oct 2005
Commercial haemosthetic agents available in the market are expensive and most of them are produced from animal gelatine and therefore not acceptable for some segments of the community
19 Oct 2005
Worm monitor is a new 24/7 monitoring application that monitors and pinpoints sources of worms in a LAN
19 Oct 2005
Chemists have invented an efficient way to incorporate oxygen directly from the air into the hydrocarbon molecules found in oil and gas; Scientists reveal how arranging dopants into regular arrays can improve device performance
18 Oct 2005
Some patients who suffer a right-hemisphere stroke develop a syndrome called 'neglect', in which they ignore the entire left side of their bodies. Researchers have found that this is caused by intact areas of the brain connected to the damaged areas.
18 Oct 2005
USM researchers have produced a biopolymer with superior properties from palm kernel oil. In terms of cost, the production of this bioplastic is much more lower than other kinds of bioplastics available in the market.
16 Oct 2005
This technology involves the detection and conversion of the gases evolved from fire such as carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide on the pellet via catalytic reaction.
16 Oct 2005
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is the most important water-soluble cellulose derivative with many application in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergent, textile, paper and many other industries.
14 Oct 2005
USM bagged 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals as well as 2 special jury awards namely the Special Award for ICT and the Special Award for Best Joint Venture.
14 Oct 2005
MCSv5 is the World’s 1st and only IP based Multipoint-to-multipoint video conferencing technology (Software based)
08 Oct 2005
Earthquake Engineering, Architectural Structural Engineering,
05 Oct 2005
Ergonomics, Geo-spatial Informatics, Environment, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, ICT
05 Oct 2005
The I-ELISA is very suitable for large scale surveillance for avian influenza and can be used to detect antibody positive chickens if an outbreak of Avian Influenza Virus is suspected or for surveillance purposes post-outbreak at a particular location.
02 Oct 2005
Rabies, a serious health hazard, affects central nervous system of mammals and is caused by rabies virus. The rabies glycoprotein is an ideal candidate for use in the construction of a subunit marked vaccine.
02 Oct 2005
APCC 2005 will be held in Perth, Australia and the 4th Regional Training Course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases in Southeast Asia will be held in Bangkok, Thailand
25 Sep 2005
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers published online on 25 September 2005
21 Sep 2005
An expert panel responsible for ending the debate about whether or not Pluto is a planet have come up with a radical solution. They want to end use of the term 'planet' altogether, unless it is accompanied by a qualifier.
21 Sep 2005
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature including An organic thyristor, Sequence of chromosome 18 completed, Surprising diet and lifestyle of ancient microbe revealed, Climate models underestimate air pressure changes and Landscaping by Amazonian ants
19 Sep 2005
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers in collaboration with the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia have come up with a one step molecular based technique which can quickly identify the bird flu virus.
19 Sep 2005
The technique was evaluated using 20 different influenza A strains and was successful in identifying a series of different bird flu viruses.
14 Sep 2005
The program, developed by NTU's terrorism informatics research group, cuts down research time and is an intelligent system that can,over time, learn to extract more terrorist-related patterns and nuances from websites.
07 Sep 2005
WCS conservationists are working to minimise human-bear conflict. In this test, the bears could not open the canister, designed to secure food and garbage near campsites and thus reduce the number of human-bear encounters in the process.
24 Aug 2005
PCAMRD Confers 19th Dr. Elvira O. Tan Memorial Award
18 Aug 2005
The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award was established by the Internet Society to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in Internet services. Dr. Murai is the first winner of this award from Asia.

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