‘Work out daily to stay healthy’

‘Work out daily to stay healthy’

PETALING JAYA: Being forced to stay indoors is no excuse to let up on daily exercises. This is the advice from health instructor Jay Sharma, who is encouraging people to stay in shape for the duration of the movement control order (MCO). He is urging Malaysians to continue with their daily workout to stay healthy, and has recommended several routines that are not time consuming, yet effective. “Tr... »


Don’t wait until 50% losses to grant wage subsidy, govt urged

PETALING JAYA: The government has been praised for introducing a Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) that is clearer where payment goes to the employers instead of the employees. This is a great move to alleviate the cash-flow of the employers during this critical time, Knight Frank Malaysia Managing Director Sarkunan Subramaniam said today. However, whether the requirement for businesses to still demons... »


The battle against disinformation is global

Disinformation-spewing online bots and trolls from halfway around the world are continuing to shape local and national debates by spreading lies online on a massive scale. In 2019, Russia used Facebook to intervene in the internal politics of eight African nations. Read More Hits: 3 Tags: Business »


Chip-based device opens new doors for augmented reality and quantum computing

Researchers have designed a new chip-based device that can shape and steer blue light with no moving parts. The device could greatly reduce the size of light projection components used for augmented reality and a variety of other applications. Read More Hits: 3 Tags: Business »


Stanford engineers create shape-changing, free-roaming soft robot

Advances in soft robotics could someday allow robots to work alongside humans, helping them lift heavy objects or carrying them out of danger. As a step toward that future, Stanford University researchers have developed a new kind of soft robot that, by borrowing features from traditional robotics, is safe while still retaining the ability to move and change shape. Read More »


The unmet need for social context in family planning

New evidence on the relationship between sexual health and social context finds a strong association between gender equality, education and family planning Twenty-five years ago, two global events – the International Conference on Population and Development and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing – formally recognized that women’s health and reproductive choices canno... »


Discovery of accurate and far more efficient algorithm for point set registration problems

A point set registration problem is a task using two shapes, each consisting of a set of points, to estimate the relationship of individual points between the two shapes. Here, a “shape” is like a human body or face, which is similar to another body or face but exhibits morphological diversity. Taking the face as an example: the center position of the pupil of an eye varies depending o... »


New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A new building about to take shape in Boston’s Roxbury area could, its designers hope, herald a new way of building residential structures in cities. Read More Hits: 2 Tags: Business »


Children’s use of social media is creating a new type of digital native

The first generation of people who have grown up using social media such as Facebook and Instagram are entering the workforce. For as long as this breed of so-called “digital natives” has been alive, some academics have been arguing that using the internet from a young age would shape the way people learn, work and even think. Read More Hits: 0 Tags: Business »