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X-ray fluorescence spectra analyzed using Bayesian estimation
06 Jan 2023
A research group at Osaka Metropolitan University has succeeded in significantly reducing the measurement time of a glass standard sample by applying Bayesian estimation to X-ray fluorescence analysis. The ability to perform rapid non-contact elemental analysis in a nondestructive manner could lead to the widespread use of this technique in many fields, including the analysis of moving industrial products and waste materials while being carried on conveyor belts.
05 Jan 2023
Researchers at The University of Tokyo simulate the phase separation of self-spinning particles, and show that the process differs from other unmixing processes, which may shed light on the organization of bacteria and other organisms
03 Jan 2023
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has won three gold medals and two silver at the 2022 International Innovation and Invention Competition. The winning innovations cover different application areas, such as emotion recognition, EdTech for music and sport, and intelligent public health education.
The LEI collaborates with Sham Shui Po District Office of Home Affairs Department and Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited to arrange volunteers to distribute 1,000 free air purifiers. (From left) Prof Paulina Wong Pui-yun, Assistant Professor of Science Unit of LU; Prof Albert Ko Wing-yin, Director of LEI of LU; Paul Wong Yan-yin, Sham Shui Po District Officer of the Home Affairs Department; Samuel Chan Wai-ming, Director of Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited.
23 Dec 2022
The living environment of subdivided flats in Hong Kong has aroused extensive public concerns. A lot of community groups and research teams are committed to providing support for improvement. The Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) of Lingnan University in Hong Kong strives for driving the development of humanitarian technology for the betterment of humankind. Under its pilot project, a low-cost mini air purifier is developed to fit in sub-divided flats. The LEI collaborated with Sham Shui Po District Office of Home Affairs Department and Sham Shui Po Residents Association Limited today (23 December 2022) to arrange volunteers to distribute 1,000 free air purifiers, spreading care to families living in sub-divided units before the Christmas.
22 Dec 2022
A research team co-led by a scientist at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a novel antenna that allows manipulation of the direction, frequency and amplitude of the radiated beam, and is expected to play an important role in the integration of sensing and communications (ISAC) for 6th-generation (6G) wireless communications.
16 Dec 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are how we determine which animals we would eat or not, a robot with sticky magnetic feet that can climb, and coriander seeds that had a great holiday in space.
Micrometre-scale multicompartmental structures of aquabots
15 Dec 2022
A research team led by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has invented an all-water robotic system that resolves the constraints of bio-inspired robots through revolutionary scientific advances.
15 Dec 2022
Understanding how bats tolerate viral infections, Material separates water from...water, The virtual sense of touch polished to next level and COVID-19 negatively impacted early-careers and female researchers. Read all in the December's Editor's Choice.
13 Dec 2022
Researchers at The University of Tokyo develop a simple but effective method of bonding polymers with galvanized steel, a material ubiquitous in the automobile industry, to cheaply and easily create a lightweight and durable product.
12 Dec 2022
Researchers at The University of Tokyo show how including the effects of the surrounding water during the aggregation of charged particles can improve the accuracy of simulations, which may help elucidate biological self-assembly
Tin
09 Dec 2022
Scientists from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia have reported a novel way to produce reinforced concrete materials using tin slag aggregates, which is a by-product of the smelting process. This way of producing concrete enables tin slag to become a useful material, as well as reducing the amount of natural resources used, which in turn contribute to reducing carbon footprint in the construction industry.
09 Dec 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a coat that can make you invisible to AI cameras, a fossilized whale skeleton found in a river valley, and hope for humans after our Y chromosome disappears.
07 Dec 2022
As the revolution in machine learning and AI takes place, the limits of conventional computers are being reached. Probabilistic computers, which harness naturally stochastic building blocks called probabilistic bits, are likely to usher in an era of more sophisticated computing. Now, an international collaborative research group has announced the development of a scaled-up a spintronic probabilistic computer.
07 Dec 2022
Magnetic nozzle plasma thrusters are thought of as the future of space travel. But one problem has hampered their development – plasma detachment. A recent study has shown that spontaneously excited plasma waves help magnetic nozzles overcome the plasma detachment problem, a rare instance of plasma instabilities having a positive effect on engineering.
07 Dec 2022
A research group has announced a new iPMA-type Hexa-technology in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJ) that unlocks the door to improving ultra-low power in IoT edge-devices, mobile, automotive, consumer electronics, and applications operating in harsh environments, such as autonomous vehicles, industrial robots, and space applications.
02 Dec 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a “smart ranch” featuring connected cows, a way to see what a 1 600-year-old woman looked like, and a new bird-like dinosaur.
Clay nanoparticle polymer composite materials
30 Nov 2022
Scientists from 4 Asian universities, namely Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, and Newcastle University in Singapore have reported a novel way to produce lightweight reinforced resin composite materials using clay particles with the potential to lower carbon emission, compared to conventional carbon particles.
25 Nov 2022
A research team at Osaka Metropolitan University has developed a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) piezoelectric vibration energy harvester, which is only about 2 cm in diameter with a U-shaped metal vibration amplification component. The device allows for an increase of approximately 90 times in the power generation performance from impulsive vibration. Since the power generation performance can be improved without increasing the device size, the technology is expected to generate power to drive small wearable devices from non-steady vibrations, such as walking motion.
21 Nov 2022
Theory-guided development of an easier, more versatile process for synthesizing unsymmetric ligands provides new avenues of exploration in transitional metal catalysis.
Newly developed detection method for illegal mercury trade
21 Nov 2022
Study can help to assess effectiveness of Minamata Convention on Mercury
18 Nov 2022
Researchers led by the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo develop a novel method for measuring seafloor movement
18 Nov 2022
Exploring virtual human-agent relationships, A fly protein gives clue for human cancers, Rare earth elements formed in neutron star mergers 💥, One-stop process for hydrogen production. Read all in the November's Editor's Choice plus Upcoming event K4DM KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Bangkok 2022: Exchanging Ideas for a Democratic Myanmar.
LU hosts Care for Carers and Ageing in Place: The Way Forward for Carer Support Policy and Service Forum on campus.
16 Nov 2022
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong had successfully hosted the Care for Carers and Ageing in Place: The Way Forward for Carer Support Policy and Service Forum on 10th November to present the findings of Care for Carers and Ageing-in-Place research projects and explore future policies and practices for tackling the needs of informal carers. Nearly 70 representatives from influential social welfare organisations, social enterprises and LU students joined the forum.
15 Nov 2022
The metal-carbon dioxide battery is a promising and environmentally friendly technology, but its energy efficiency is limited. Recently, a research team co-led by chemists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered an innovative way to overcome this problem by introducing an unconventional phase nanomaterial as a catalyst, boosting battery energy efficiency up to 83.8%. The study reveals a novel design of catalysts for the new generation of meta-gas batteries that can contribute to carbon neutral goals.
11 Nov 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a bioinspired tiny jumping robot, evidence of gender stereotypes in young children, and the first sighting of a new species of crab.
10 Nov 2022
Researchers from Osaka University have improved the electrical interconnects that are essential features of advanced printed circuit boards. By eliminating the accumulation of hydrogen nanobubbles at the copper–copper interface, the connection is more regular compared with that from the traditional interconnect fabrication method. This work will improve the reliability of high-density circuitry that's foundational to the long life of modern electronics.
09 Nov 2022
A flipping action in a porous material facilitates the passage of normal water to separate it out from heavy water.
Schematic illustration of this research
03 Nov 2022
Researchers from Osaka University have demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a novel use of artificial intelligence for enzyme engineering that does not require an enzyme’s crystal structure. By analyzing the amino acid sequences of malic enzymes from various living organisms, the researchers identified the amino acids that are pertinent to using different redox cofactors. The results of this work will facilitate retooling enzymes in research laboratories and the biotech industry.
02 Nov 2022
Scientists in Singapore show that restoring natural water availability to the Mekong’s floodplains is possible
Research team explores virtual romantic relationships
30 Oct 2022
New research identifies a unique way that people find connection in the modern world and provides novel insight into the fields of anthropomorphism, virtual interactions, and relationship science.

Events

03 May 2018
Future of Payments Ecommerce and Retail
27 Jun 2018
Asia's leading exhibition for biopharma R&D and manufacturing technologies
06 Jul 2018
The world’s largest technological extravaganza which serves as a platform for tech enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to learn, collaborate and create the future.
09 Apr 2018
Achieving Sustainability through Innovation: Showcasing the Cities of the Future
31 Jan 2018
UK Global Business Accelerator Matchmaking Event Promoting "Urban Living"
21 Mar 2018
Consolidates Innovative Energy Technologies
20 Mar 2018
Building An Inclusive, Integrated and Modernised Myanmar
22 Jan 2018
Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World
27 May 2018
The conference will cover all the aspects of photovoltaic technology and manufacturing, including equipments/devices, materials, processes, manufacturing, integration, as well as emerging photovoltaic technologies and applications. It will consist of various programmes incorporating different topics.
08 Oct 2018
Asia's largest education conference and exhibition
21 Mar 2018
Connecting YOU to Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities in Asia!
02 May 2018
Delivering Smart Innovation to the Turkish Energy Market
22 Dec 2017
The Nagoya Medal Award is awarded every year to two organic chemists who have made significant original contributions to the field. This year’s Gold Medal will be presented to Prof. “Bert” Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands), and the Silver Medal will be presented to Prof. Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo, Japan).
08 May 2018
The 3rd Annual Digital Marketing Conference and Exhibition has been evolved as BIGIT DIVERSE 2018. DIVERSE as in DIgital uniVERSE where we aim to Hunt in the Universe of Digital Variety.
12 Dec 2017
Designing the Future
22 Jan 2018
Featuring latest innovations, challenging issues and insightful keynote sessions that will help your organization devise a future AR/VR plan.
10 May 2018
Mark your calendar on the 10th-12th May 2018 as the International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2018) takes center stage once again at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
05 Feb 2018
Thailand’s leading event for payments, e-commerce & Retail
21 May 2018
A platform for foreign investors, power producers, technology providers and energy financial institutions, to gather in Vientiane, Lao PDR and be updated with the power sector potentials of ASEAN countries.
05 Apr 2018
A platform to discuss commercial prospects and opportunities on the rubber market pricings and bring together the regulatory authorities and commercial players of the rubber and rubber-products.
07 Aug 2018
The objective of the MySEC Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of software engineering and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.
20 Nov 2017
ISTbM-5 with the 13th Hirata Award and the 3rd Tsuneko and Reiji Okazaki Award
06 Jun 2018
Where machine learning meets artificial intelligence. The rise of intelligent machines to make sense of data.
20 Nov 2017
As the demand for solar energy and investment continues to steadily grow, we are back with the 5th annual Solar and Off Grid Renewables: South East Asia your definitive guide to building successful solar, storage and microgrid businesses in the ASEAN region.
22 Feb 2018
Asia's Definitive Inventions and Innovations Exhibition
21 Feb 2018
21-11 February 2018, SMX Convention Centre, Manila, Philippines
09 Oct 2017
Please note that this event has been deferred until further notice. For further information, please contact the secretariat, Mr. Jason Choong at +603-2771 1668 or email [email protected].
14 Nov 2017
Taking place on 14 -15 November 2017 at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, EduTECH is the largest edtech event in the region, consisting of 1 exhibition, 5 parallel conferences, and 5 workshops.
03 Oct 2017
The World's Number One AI Event for Business

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Giants in history

Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
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.
A Japanese surgeon, Tetsuzo Akutsu (20 August 1922 – 9 August 2007) built the first artificial heart capable of keeping an animal alive.
Fazlur Rahman Khan (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who invented the tube principle, which formed the basis for modern skyscraper design.
Lin Lanying (7 February 1918 – 4 March 2003) was a Chinese material engineer remembered for her contributions to the field of semiconductor and aerospace materials. Lanying was born into a family who did not believe in educating girls and she was not allowed to go to school.
Gregorio Y. Zara (8 March 1902 – 15 October 1978) was a Filipino engineer and physicist best remembered for inventing the first two-way video telephone. Zara’s video telephone invention enabled the caller and recipient to see each other while conversing, laying the foundation for video-conferencing