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University of the Philippines Diliman
11 Jan 2007
A comparative study of fine and coarse ambient aerosol samples between an industrial and commercial site and a less polluted site shows the significant effect of industrialization and commercialization on air quality in Metro Manila.
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 Jan 2007
The accurate forecast of a cyclone’s track and intensity is of great importance to lessen the damage it may cause. Not all countries are financially capable to use global circulation models (GCM) in forecasting. Thus, an economical solution for improving the resolution of cyclone forecast is to nest a regional climate model within a global model.
University of the Philippines Diliman
11 Jan 2007
Holograms have so far been considered as a contraption of the future. However, many studies today have made holography a reality. A potential holographic light source is the hydrogen Raman Shifter, a multi-wavelength pulsed coherent light source that is both compact and inexpensive.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Jan 2007
Scientists wishing to store spent nuclear fuels inside specially designed ceramics may need to think again. The synthetic materials may not be as durable as was previously thought. Researchers use a new approach to determine nitrogen fixation rates in the world's oceans - with surprising results.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Jan 2007
Toluene, a commonly abused toxic compound, is shown to stimulate dopamine release in specific regions of the rat brain known as drug reward pathways, according to research published online in Neuropsychopharmacology this week.
Caucasus Media Investigations Center
08 Jan 2007
Caucasus Media Investigations Center has announced the winners of the competition on the subject “Child Abuse and Protection of Child Rights” within the project of “Development of Media Investigations in Caucasus” which is held by the support of Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
07 Jan 2007
The Piala Seri Endon was conceived to discover and to provide a platform for support, recognition and encouragement of Malaysia’s batik-making talent. It is an annual event that is open only to Malaysians over 18 years of age, and is part of the Malaysia Batik - Crafted for the World movement.
Gulf Research Center
07 Jan 2007
The book of Andrew Kydd is about the role of trust and mistrust in international relations and the Cold War. Its basic assumption is that when states can trust each other, they can live at peace, provided that they are security seekers, uninterested in expansion for its own sake.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
07 Jan 2007
In a preliminary field survey to assess bat diversity and ecology in Malaysia, a team of Malaysian and US scientists found a total of 259 specimens representing at least 46 species with an additional 13 individuals yet to be identified to species level.
Nature Publishing Group
07 Jan 2007
Astrophysics: Dark matter mapped, Cancer: Enzyme double act evades drug therapy – Nature, A new source of stem cells – Nature Biotechnology, Population-specific differences in gene expression – Nature Genetics
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Asia Research News
05 Jan 2007
Join journalists and science communicators from around the world when we meet in Melbourne, Australia from 16 to 20 April 2007 to discuss the big issues facing science journalism.
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Asia Research News
05 Jan 2007
Michigan State University's School of Journalism is looking for a full/associate/assistant professor with an expertise in research about the media in Muslim countries of South-east Asia and/or South Asia, with a preference for South-east Asia.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
05 Jan 2007
To commemorate the 17th Jailed Journalists Support Day, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Reporters Without Borders Canada invited two Afghan journalists to tour five Canadian cities to speak about freedom of the press and the role of women in Afghanistan.
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Asia Research News
04 Jan 2007
The Environmental Education and Reporting Program is a two-month course that provides fundamental education on environmental concepts, laws, and issues as well as reporting training, both print and broadcast.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Jan 2007
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature include Palaeoclimate: Tropical connections and Planetary science: Lakes on Titan after all
IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
03 Jan 2007
IPCRI - The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information is searching for 2 people (1 Israeli and 1 Palestinian) to work half-time on the development of a new project on Israeli-Palestinian business cooperation.
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Asia Research News
03 Jan 2007
The 2007 Award will be for a female print journalist living in India and writing in English. This year's award topic area is on human rights and women/girls. All nominations must be received by 7 January 2007.
Nature Publishing Group
31 Dec 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Research Journals include New breast cancer susceptibility gene identified, Evidence for a stem cell origin of cancer, Genetic risk factor for Crohn disease found and Tolerating the gut
Universiti Sains Malaysia
31 Dec 2006
jNETworm is a multi-platform application that continuously monitor and pinpoint sources of worms in a LAN, jNetworm is developed using Java and Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) Technologies and thus it does not depend on any specific platform.
NAM S&T Centre
31 Dec 2006
If properly exploited with the modern tools of science, the developing countries can increase their foreign exchange considerably from exports of products from medicinal plants and can also provide modern healthcare to the entire section of the vast rural population of these countries.
Gulf Research Center
29 Dec 2006
About 90 percent of Iraqis feel that the situation in the country was better ahead of the US-led invasion than it is today, according to a poll conducted by the Iraq Centre for Research and Strategic Studies (ICRSS).
Nature Publishing Group
29 Dec 2006
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is delighted to announce the launch of Nature Photonics, a new research journal dedicated to the best photonics research from academia and industry. Nature Photonics is NPG’s first research journal to have its core editorial base in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tokyo University of Science
28 Dec 2006
Tokyo University of Science has once again been awarded the the long-term credit rating of "AA- / Outlook Stable" for 2006 by the US rating company Standard & Poor's (S&P).
Nature Publishing Group
24 Dec 2006
Papers of interest from Nature Publishing Group’s new research journal Nature Photonics, including: Caged light, Optical buffer on a silicon chip, Blue microdisk lasers hit room temperature, Optical devices lose their sensitive side and Follow the light.
Nature Publishing Group
24 Dec 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers published online in Nature and the Nature Research Journals on 24 December 2006. Including: New genetic cause of an immunodeficiency syndrome found and New streptococcal virulence factors.
Nature Publishing Group
20 Dec 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers published in Nature on 21 December 2006. Including: Fortnightly tidal oscillations in Antarctic ice stream flow, Starve the tumour, sabotage the blood supply, Gamma-ray burst defies classification, Parasite conundrum solved?, Progeria mutation sheds light on normal ageing, Female meerkats get their claws out ...
Nature Publishing Group
19 Dec 2006
Recognizing the huge advances in experimental treatments for spinal cord injury, four papers to be published online this week in the journal Spinal Cord address the need for a principled set of guidelines for clinical trials in patients with spinal damage.
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Dec 2006
During the 28th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting last July 13, 2006, 23 scientists of the University of the Philippines received awards for their outstanding performance and contribution to science and technology.
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Dec 2006
The Avestro experiment has discovered that a wireless client can still successfully receive and play audio clips such as music, interviews and dialogues sent by the RTP server. There is no significant difference in audio quality among the wireless and the wired connections.
University of the Philippines Diliman
19 Dec 2006
Radio broadcasting in the Philippines was probably the first in Asia. According to Dr. Elizabeth L. Enriquez, “It began during the third decade of the American colonial period when American investments dominated commerce and business.”