Vietnamese-led invention makes breakthrough in semiconductor sector

23/01/2019 10:18

A research team led by Vietnamese national Nguyen Trong Hieu from the Australian National University (ANU) have successfully developed a new tool to help manufacturers spot defects or unwanted features of mobile phones and solar cells in the production process.

Planet nine may not exist as scientists find ‘simpler’ explanation

22/01/2019 09:58

Ever since 10 years ago when Pluto was declared “asteroid number 134340” and excluded from the list of Planets in our Solar System, scientists have been looking for the possible existence of another planet – a so-called “planet Nine”, a study published in the Astronomical Journal said.

Incoming! Lunar Study Reveals Big Increase in Major Asteroid Strikes on Earth

19/01/2019 15:20

A new study has revealed that large asteroids have been striking Earth more than twice as often in the past 290 million years as they did in the 400 million years before that. The evidence wasn’t to be found here, though, but on the moon. Don’t worry, the chances of us getting hit are still one-in-a-million.

Wikipedia is using Google Translate to make its articles available in more languages

16/01/2019 15:20

Wikipedia’s goal is to make the world’s knowledge accessible to everyone on the planet, but it would be the first to admit that its efforts are skewed somewhat toward those who read English. To help fix this, the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia) announced today that it’s partnering with Google to take advantage of the company’s AI translation skills.

Undersea cable incident affects internet service

13/01/2019 23:23

The Intra Asia (IA) cable system connecting Vietnam to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia encountered a power failure on January 10 morning, affecting the speed of internet connection of local users. 

Made-in-Vietnam satellite to enter space next week

10/01/2019 17:20

MicroDragon, a made-in-Vietnam earth observation satellite, will be launched into orbit by an Epsilon-4 rocket from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture at 7:50 of January 17 (Hanoi time), the Vietnam National Space Centre (VNSC) announced on January 9.

Trends in Vietnam’s network safety, security

09/01/2019 20:17

The Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications, has forecast five major trends in network safety and security to watch in 2019.

FBI Pilot Programme Uses Amazon’s Controversial Facial Recognition Software

05/01/2019 19:13

The top US police agency is testing out Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, Rekognition, to sort through petabytes of video data. The move follows widespread protests by investors and employees about the company marketing the unproven software to police departments for pennies on the dollar.

Offices grow 'brains' as companies seek to attract smarter workers

04/01/2019 17:56

Employees will not need a key to get into the office of the future when it opens in Berlin this year, featuring ample meeting space, plenty of copy machines always stocked with paper along with high-quality air processed to maximize worker health and minimize sick time.