Articles tagged with ‘Asia Research News 2013’

Epattloamer
17 March 2014
A small-scale electric vehicle has been used to prove the feasibility of a new approach to powering electrical engines. Researchers led by Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology have successfully demonstrated for the first time the ability to power electric cars...
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17 March 2014
Ever-increasing demands for fuel and ever-depleting reserves of crude oil have triggered extensive research into the production of biodiesel. Malaysian researchers are looking at how to maximise the efficiency of catalysts, substances that increase the rate of a chemical reaction such as...
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Andrew Butko
6 March 2014
A Malaysian research team has developed a simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly method for producing nanoparticles for use in biomedical applications such as the repair of fractured bone. The team successfully synthesized “aragonite” nanoparticles (ANPs) from the cockle shell, an inexpensive and...
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6 March 2014
The Philippines underwent dramatic changes during the 1850s to the 1920s. Nationalism flourished and eventually erupted into a full-blown revolution that unyoked the Spanish rule in 1898. As the idea of nationalism progressed, Philippine society drifted towards secularisation. It was also at...
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Helicopter flies over Sendai       Credit: U.S. Navy photo
4 March 2014
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination. Radioactive leaks, such as at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, contaminate the local environment. Contamination...
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credit: Kander
3 March 2014
Carrot pomace, the waste byproduct of carrot juice processing, could be used to add value to spaghetti and other food products, according to researchers at the University Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. Carrot pomace flour (CPF) is considered a good source of dietary...
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3 March 2014
Researchers in the Philippines examine how to keep coco water safe and sweet without the pathogens. Coconut liquid endorsperm, or coco water, is known for its nutritional value and therapeutic use. It’s also an ideal breeding ground for harmful microorganisms such as...
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credit: University of Nottingham Malaysia
24 February 2014
In regions where lightning is prevalent, either seasonally or throughout the year, a considerable number of wild, captive and tame animals are injured due to lightning generated effects. Chandima Gomes, from the University Putra Malaysia, examined this problem from an engineering perspective...
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East wall of the old church of San Juan
19 February 2014
During the Spanish period, towns in the Philippines were planned in the manner decreed by Philip II of Spain. At the town’s centre were located important cultural and administration institutions such as the church, the convent, the plaza and the town’s municipal...
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123rf-Nitchawat Paiyabhroma, Spacebabe and Fulton Design
19 February 2014
Researchers from Hong Kong and China develop camera technology to map lunar surface in preparation for China’s lunar programme. With space exploration comes technological advancement. When the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully deployed the Beagle 2 Lander in the Mars Express Mission...
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