Thursday, 4 March 2010

Gizmos galore from mind-boggling to downright silly at high-tech fair

2010-03-04 ROBOTS that teach Chinese, computers controlled by moving the eyes and flying alarm clocks were among the weird and wonderful gadgets wowing crowds yesterday at the world's top high-tech fair.As the IT sector seeks to bounce back after a disastrous...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

More snacking fuels childhood obesity

2010-03-03 US CHILDREN eat an average three snacks a day on top of three regular meals, a finding that could explain why the childhood obesity rate has risen to more than 16 per cent, researchers say.Children snack so often that they are "moving toward...

Nasa radar finds ice on moon

2010-03-03 A US radar that launched into space aboard an Indian spacecraft has detected craters filled with ice on the moon's north pole, Nasa scientists said Monday.The US space agency's Mini-SAR radar found more than 40 small craters ranging in size from 1.6...

Teens glued to TV, games screens less close to family

2010-03-03 THE more time teens spend watching television or playing on a computer or games console, the less likely they are to be close to their family and friends, a study published Monday shows.And with technology providing us with screens to do everything...

Phishers active in Brunei: Look before you click

2010-03-03 AS SOCIAL networking users in Brunei are on the increase, privacy and secure details have become an issue due to the 'phishing' attackers keep changing methods and using devious tricks of onslaught on Internet users as time goes on.'Phishing' is the...

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

False alarm over tsunami warning?

2010-03-02 THE warning was ominous, its predictions dire: Oceanographers issued a bulletin telling Hawaii and other Pacific islands that a killer wave was heading their way with terrifying force and that "urgent action should be taken to protect lives and...

Global warming raises typhoon danger, warn Taiwan experts

2010-03-02 GLOBAL warming is raising the danger from typhoons, Taiwan experts warned Monday, saying the island may be hit in a year or two by a powerful storm like the one which killed more than 700 last August.Typhoon Morakot dumped a record 3,000 millimetres...

Internet third most popular news platform in America

2010-03-02 THE Internet has become the third most popular news platform for American adults, trailing only local and national television stations, according to a survey released on yesterday.Seventy-eight per cent of the 2,259 adults surveyed for the Pew...

Monday, 1 March 2010

10-year-old tech prodigy rides tech boom

2010-03-01 AS 10-YEAR-OLD Lim Ding Wei blasts alien space ships on a computer screen in his living room, his father Lim Thye Chean looks over his shoulder proudly."This is way beyond me already, because I do not know how to do 3D programming. I can't...

Giant tech fair goes 3D to pull in the crowd

2010-03-01 THE world's biggest high-tech fair kicks off Tuesday with a focus on "smart" gadgets as well as "Avatar "-inspired 3D products to make consumers' lives easier — and more fun.Germany's CeBIT, traditionally a showcase for...

Online RPG gaming sweeps China

2010-03-01 AT ONE of Beijing's many Internet cafes, near-silence reigns: headphones on, eyes glued to the screen, web users play games online en masse, helping to make China one of the industry's top markets.Young men crowd around terminals for role-playing...

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Asia still uses pesticide despite risks

2010-02-27 THE use of some pesticides in Asian countries has exposed communities across the region to unacceptably high health risks, according to a study conducted by the international Pesticide Action Network (PAN). PAN Asia and the Pacific said interviews...

Physically fit students also excel academically

2010-02-27 GETTING students to exercise more might not just address obesity issues but also improve their grades with a US study finding physically fit students tend to score higher in tests than their less fit peers.Test scores dropped more than one point for...

Mammoth iceberg could alter ocean circulation

2010-02-27 AN ICEBERG iceberg the size of Luxembourg knocked loose from the Antarctic continent earlier this month could disrupt the ocean currents driving weather patterns around the globe, researchers said on Thursday.While the impact would not be felt for...

Friday, 26 February 2010

High-fat diets raise stroke risk in women

2010-02-26 EATING a lot of fat, especially the kind that's in cookies and pastries, can significantly raise the risk of stroke for women over 50, a large new study finds.The new study is the largest to look at stroke risk in women and across all types of fat....

Hong Kong's migrant birds under threat

2010-02-26 TENS of thousands of birds, including rare and endangered species, flock each year to an unlikely haven sandwiched between high-rise Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the towering frontier of mainland China.Up to 100,000 birds fly in from as far as Arctic...

Germany unveils World's biggest solar-powered boat

2010-02-26 WHAT its makers say is the world's biggest boat powered by the sun was unveiled in Germany yesterday ahead of its planned circumnavigation of the globe in 2011, the first under solar power."This is a unique feeling to see in front of me today a boat...

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Climate refugees build new village in Alaska

2010-02-25 RESIDENTS of a tiny Yup'ik Eskimo village in Alaska are preparing to become the United States' first climate refugees and flee their homes as the thawing permafrost beneath washes away.Residents of Newtok, a settlement of 350 people on the banks of...

Jaipur puts amputees back on their feet

2010-02-25 WHEN Bhoopnarayan Jha lost his leg in an accident, this government employee also lost his will to live, until he got a "Jaipur Foot".Made from locally available and cheap materials, the rapid-fit, prosthetic limb is handed over for free...

Raw milk debate spills across US

2010-02-25 DEBATE about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the United States as proponents of unpasteurised dairy products push to make them easier for consumers to buy.Supporters of the raw milk...