Two Penang Students Will Have Asteroids Named After Them For Winning A Chemistry Award

Two Penang Students Will Have Asteroids Named After Them For Winning A Chemistry Award

Aviation and Aerospace, Smart City
Two 16-year-old students from SMJK Chung Ling, Penang will have asteroids named after them for their success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (Intel ISEF) Tham Yong Shiang and Melwin Cheng Choon Lei. The Star reported that the students, Melwin Cheng Choon Lei and Tham Yong Shiang, will have their legacies extend into the final frontier.The fair had taken place from 12 to 17 May in Arizona, United States. The two bright students had emerged champions in the Chemistry category of Intel ISEF for their cost-friendly and eco-friendly Aedes mosquito larvicide. According to the event programme, the duo had used the crude extract of cassia cinnamon - also known as "Chinese cinnamon" - to develop the larvicide."We looked for information and research, and found that the natural…
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Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Skyports and Volocopter plan to have a mobile Volo-Port constructed in Singapore and ready for when the eVTOL air-taxi market takes flight. (Artist's rendering) UK-based Skyports and Germany’s eVTOL builder Volocopter will build the first mobile Volo-Port, designed by Brandlab, for urban air taxis in Singapore later this year, the companies announced today. The project partners said the Volo-Port prototype will be a test site to measure the customer experience; showcase customer services and amenities, including the boarding process and passenger lounges; facilitate practical testing of operational procedures such as ground operations and services, including battery swaps and charging, maintenance, safety, and security; and provide regulator input opportunity into the facility design before it is rolled out at multiple locations. “Once regulation comes through on the aviation and city level—and this will be sooner than…
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AIM Startup 2019 announces five winners for the third edition

AIM Startup 2019 announces five winners for the third edition

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
AIM Startup was hosted in partnership with the National Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Press Release Winnon, Zero Prime Technology, Dhonor Healthcare, Grintafy and Aviotronwere declared as the winners of the Startup competition Winners were awarded USD 10000 each for their participation and encouraging ventures Dubai, UAE:The third edition of AIM Startup, which was organised in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), named Winnon, Zero Prime Technology, Dhonor Healthcare, Grintafy and Aviotron as the winners of the Startup competition. Following a continuous series of pitch competitions, the announcement was made on the final day of the international meet. While Winnon was awarded a prize in the Growth category, Zero Prime Technologysecured a win in the Social Impact category.Dhonor Health Care was declared a winner for the early pre-launch…
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Sarawakian, 13, among winners of Nasa contest

Sarawakian, 13, among winners of Nasa contest

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
PETALING JAYA: A 13-year-old Sarawakian is among five winners of a patch design competition organised by US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) for its mission to the moon and Mars in 2024. The design by Wei Rui Teng from Miri was chosen as a winner along with those by Ishhaq Ziyam of Sri Lanka, Neal Apte of the US, Madison Morgan of the US and Paxton Summers of the US. Their designs were picked from a pool of nearly 10,000 entries by children from the age of seven to 13 from around the world. The competition named ‘Design A Mission Patch’ was held online by Tynker, a Kids coding platform. The winners will have the opportunity to invite their fellow students to a video chat with a Nasa expert…
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Air France Industries, Enginnering to handle maintenace for MASwings aircraft

Air France Industries, Enginnering to handle maintenace for MASwings aircraft

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Sabah, Smart City
Aminuddin and Dominik exchanging the documents, witnessed by Madius. KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia Airlines regional sister company, MASwings, entrusted its ATR72-500 fleet to Air France Industries (AFI) KLM Engineering & Maintenance for component support. Maintenance for 10 MASwings aircraft would be handled at the Singapore Service Center and in the new Singapore Component Solutions shop, opened in February 2018 by AFI KLM E&M. This followed key performance indicators (KPIs) set by the Ministry of Transport on MASwings’ performance in delivering its services, after it was given the mandate to continue serving rural air services under the new Public Service Obligation (PSO) Agreement for Rural Air Services, effective January 2019 till December 31, 2024. MASwings chief executive officer (CEO) Aminuddin Zakaria said the signing of power-by-the-hour agreement between MASwings and Societe Air…
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Strand Aerospace, Samad Aerospace to develop eVTOL aircraft

Strand Aerospace, Samad Aerospace to develop eVTOL aircraft

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
LANGKAWI (March 29): Aerospace engineering company Strand Aerospace Malaysia (SAM) Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based aerospace company Samad Aerospace Ltd to jointly develop an electronic vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. SAM business development manager Afif Badrulhisham said the MoU would pave the way for the company to be involved in eVTOL which is gaining popularity in the aerospace industry. “Right now, the aircraft is still in the development phase, whereby it has to undergo design, engineering and certification, which is SAM’s speciality,” he told reporters after signing the MoU at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA'19) here today. He said collaboration with Samad Aerospace would also help develop the industry in Malaysia. “Currently, SAM is the only company that has…
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Hubline ventures into Sarawak’s aviation space

Hubline ventures into Sarawak’s aviation space

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
With the acquisition of 51 per cent of Layang Layang Aerospace Sdn Bhd, Hubline expects to have a positive contribution to the group and Hubline is confident of the potential expansion in the general air charter, flying academy and the oil and gas sector in the near future. KUCHING: Sarawak-based shipping company Hubline Bhd has now ventured into the aviation business with the acquisition of 51 per cent of Layang Layang Aerospace Sdn Bhd (Layang Layang). Layang Layang started its operation in 1994 in Miri, Sarawak by an aircraft engineer turned entrepreneur Johan Poong Abudllah. The company, recently celebrating its silver jubilee, initially was focused in providing that very important air link to connect the rural areas of Sarawak and Sabah. Layang Layang is a registered service provider for Petronas…
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BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019

BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019

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BEYOND PARADIGM SUMMIT 2019 [embed]http://www.beyondparadigmsummit.com/img/video/SophiaFull_016_1080p_Compress.mp4[/embed] Creating Distinctive Digitally Transforming Solutions Industries worldwide are undergoing profound changes that are pushing the limits of technology, strategy, and commercial models in order to meet global energy demands. From enhancing digital solutions to radicalising existing technological landscapes, Industrial Revolution 4.0 is positioning innovation at the forefront of the digital transformation era. Upheaval is paramount in order to propel these industries forward. By delivering global household names within the ICT ecosystem, the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 serves to offer a fresh perspective to merge uncharted territories with existing visions in order to support and drive techonological prosperity. I'M INTERESTED [Admin]
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SEVEN SPACE AGENCIES PRESENTED SPACE SPIN-OFF POTENTIALS

SEVEN SPACE AGENCIES PRESENTED SPACE SPIN-OFF POTENTIALS

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Smart City
27 FEBRUARY 2019 Master students and others got an extraordinary insight into how advanced space technologies can provide innovative strong solutions and new business on Earth, through presentations by seven world-leading space agencies at the International Space University last week. Organised by ESA, the 2019 annual meeting of the Space Agencies Technology Transfer Officers (SATTO) group was hosted by the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg. The President of ISU Juan de Dalmau opened the day with a warm welcoming note highlighting the importance of technology transfer and innovation from the space sector to our societies and the importance of a international, intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective to optimize the benefits. This was followed by officers from JAXA, ESA, NASA, CNES, CSA, ASI and ISA presenting insight and exchanged knowledge and…
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New cargo complex to be built soon

New cargo complex to be built soon

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Dr Jerip (front row, third left) being briefed by Raya Airways East Malaysia manager Koruthu Thomas (front row, fourth left) during his visit to its warehouse at the cargo terminal. KUCHING: A new cargo complex will soon be established here to replace the present cargo terminal which is currently at overcapacity. Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said a 43-acre land near Kuching International Airport (KIA) has been identified by Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) for the new complex which is expected to have better facilities. “The facilities at the current 35-year-old cargo terminal is outdated and less than satisfactory. This hampers the growth of cargo movement in terms of import and export. “Seeing that the volume of cargo has increased over the years, we need better facilities and…
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