Articles tagged with ‘Malaysia’

Scanning electron microscope image of bacteria grown in palm oil mill effluent.
27 June 2014
Malaysian researchers are using palm oil mill effluent to grow bacteria, ultimately transforming the waste product into a food source for fish larvae. In countries that encourage palm oil cultivation, the discharge of palm oil mill effluent (POME) is often a serious...
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Artist's impression of the exhaust air-wind energy recovery turbine generator at the outlet of a cooling tower.
27 June 2014
Scientists at the University of Malaya have designed a micro-scale vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), reminiscent of the stern wheel of an old-fashioned paddle boat, to generate clean electricity by harvesting some of the wind from powered air vents on buildings. Airflow that...
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Image: Na9234
26 June 2014
A plant fibre traditionally used by ancient Egyptians to make rope and sailcloth is now finding uses as a component in structural building materials. Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), a versatile, quick-maturing, fibrous plant of the jute family, was first planted in Egypt about...
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Image: University of Nottingham Malaysia
26 June 2014
Malaysian researchers are developing natural products, bio-fungicides and ozone treatments to enhance the storage and shelf life of tropical fruits. In developing countries, disease and decay can inflict huge losses on food that left the field in perfect condition. These losses occur...
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Insulin pens. Image: Sriram Bala/ Flickr
26 June 2014
Researchers are currently investigating whether a naturally occurring human protein that can trigger the death of cancer cells could also be used as a treatment for obesity and diabetes. Called tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), the protein’s role in promoting apoptosis,...
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6 September 2012
Genetic studies of Myotis muricola, otherwise known as the Wall-roosting Mouse-eared bat or Nepalese Whiskered Myotis , suggest that it consists of not one, but two distinct species.
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5 September 2012
A study on the emotional and behavioural adjustments of children from inter-ethnic and mono-ethnic families in Malaysia challenges traditional assumptions about inter-ethnic families.
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The furniture manufacturing industry employs nearly 700 000 workers in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
8 August 2012
Contrary to popular belief, migrant workers in the Southeast Asian furniture manufacturing industry are more productive and less accident prone than the local permanent workforce, according to new research.
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Telling tales about men
29 June 2012
How do individuals conceive their world and their place in it?
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A child eating
29 June 2012
Scientists in Malaysia have shown that parents’ feeding practices and attitudes to nutrition can affect cognitive performance in young children.
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