Science & Hi-Tech Syndicate content

Feb 19, 2018

South Korea and Sweden are the most innovative countries in the world, according to a league table covering everything from the concentration of tech companies to the number of science and engineering graduates.

The index on innovative countries highlights South Korea’s position as the economy whose...

Feb 12, 2018

Joint press release by Hokkaido University, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Kyoto University

Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species.

Their...

Feb 03, 2018

New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their...

Feb 02, 2018

The 2nd Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award ceremony and the 3rd Fudan Science and Innovation Forum was held in Shanghai on December 17th, which gathered worlds’ top scientists to discuss and exchange their views on the cutting-edge global technology and innovation trends.

Rainer Weiss, Kip Stephen Thorne and Barry...

Jan 25, 2018

He is in charge of the Microsoft search engine Bing, personal assistant Cotana and cloud platform Azure. He comes from Taiwan and is now CVP of Microsoft AI Core and CTO of the AI and Research Division. He is David Ku, the person in charge of integrating AI function into Microsoft’s essential products.

At...

Jan 22, 2018

Vietnam’s vibrant startup scene is not only fostering a new class of domestic entrepreneurs, it is also attracting a growing number of foreigners who want to tap the country’s huge growth potential as a revived Southeast Asian tiger economy and its skilled IT workforce.

Nov 04, 2017

AI has the power to benefit all of humanity - but only if we use it well.

Nov 01, 2017

On 17th, October, 2017, the signing ceremony for a research center set up by Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, School of Materials Science and Engineering and Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University was held at Building E, School of Materials Science and...

Oct 31, 2017

The launch ceremony of iDendron, the HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, was held on October 23 (Monday). iDendron, enabled by the Azalea (1972) Endowment Fund and supported by Sino Group and Stanley Chu, serves as a co-working space, event space, and collaborative community for our students, staff and...

Oct 14, 2017

We are at the cusp of a major revolution from mobile to immersive computing. Last year was seen as the dawn of a third wave of devices employing augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), which define the two spectrums of immersive technology that could replace mobile computing.

Aug 25, 2017

Tohoku University's TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity once again hosted the Tohoku-Japan regional qualifiers for the prestigious Falling Walls Lab competition. Twenty-five participants took part this year, vying for the chance to pitch their innovative research ideas at the event final in Berlin in November.

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Aug 22, 2017

Nothing focuses minds like the prospect of a looming disruption. It should come as no surprise, then, that attention at April's Manufacturing Technology Asia (MTA) in Singapore was squarely on Industry 4.0 (also known as The Fourth Industrial Revolution). This long-mooted tidal wave of change set to transform the...

Aug 18, 2017

As robot industry soars, the world has observed a tense competition driven by demand for fundamental technologies. Recently a flexible robot hand developed independently by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) received an award of “Best in Manipulation” in RoboCup 2017, for its capability to...

Aug 02, 2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and aeroplane structures. The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time...

Aug 02, 2017

Personality is often considered a factor for the choices that humans make, but what about invertebrates like spiders? NUS Biological Sciences researchers have discovered that the personality of spiders does play a part in their decision-making and hunting styles.

Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences, led...

May 07, 2017

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the first-ever supra-nano magnesium alloy.

The new advanced material is 10 times stronger than conventional crystalline magnesium alloy and has super-deformation...