The Potentials of Thinking Machines

Sophia made headlines in the tech world a fortnight ago when she was welcomed by Saudi Arabia as its newest citizen. “I would thank very much the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction.” Sophia's joy was apparent from her facial expression during her thank you speech on … Continue reading The Potentials of Thinking Machines

Press Release: World Science Forum

WORLD SCIENCE FORUM: PROMOTING INCLUSION THROUGH SCIENCE EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT . Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau today spoke on “Promoting Inclusion Through Science Education, Outreach and Engagement” at the World Science Forum held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan. . World Science … Continue reading Press Release: World Science Forum

A Shared Foresight for ASEAN

“Comrades.” This is how I would describe my fellow ASEAN Minister counterparts at the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology, which took place in the capital city of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, during the season of Deepavali.   There has been incremental progress by the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (ASEAN COST), … Continue reading A Shared Foresight for ASEAN

Putting a Human Face on Science, Technology and Innovation

Having just returning from the 14th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology for Society Forum that was held in early October in Kyoto, Japan, there are three inspiring lessons Malaysia could learn from their science, technology and innovation agenda. “I am a big believer in what science and technology can do. To solve some … Continue reading Putting a Human Face on Science, Technology and Innovation

#REAKSI BAJET 2018: Pusat Pembelajaran STEM Berupaya Bangunkan Modal Insan – Madius

KOTA KINABALU, 27 Okt (Bernama) -- Penubuhan Pusat Pembelajaran STEM (Sains, Teknologi dan Kejuruteraan dan Matematik) Kebangsaan seperti diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dalam Bajet 2018, berupaya membangunkan modal insan 'by design and not by chance', kata Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau. Katanya penubuhan pusat pembelajaran itu … Continue reading #REAKSI BAJET 2018: Pusat Pembelajaran STEM Berupaya Bangunkan Modal Insan – Madius

What are Our Space Aspirations Toward 2050?

“Were you afraid when you first launched into space? Over.” “Yes I was a little afraid, but I could pay attention to everything carefully. We were very well trained, so I felt well prepared. Over.” This was a correspondence between one of the 13 students with NASA astronaut Colonel Mark T Vanda Hei, who was … Continue reading What are Our Space Aspirations Toward 2050?

Saintis Muda Kebanggaan Negara di Pentas ASEAN

Semasa Mesyuarat Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi ASEAN yang ke-17 yang diadakan di Nyi Pi Taw, Myanmar, beberapa anugerah saintis muda peringkat ASEAN juga telah di sampaikan. Selaku Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Malaysia saya sangat berbangga kerana Malaysia telah merangkul tiga anugerah seperti berikut: 1. ASEAN Outstanding Scientist and Technologist Award (AOSTA) dimenangi oleh … Continue reading Saintis Muda Kebanggaan Negara di Pentas ASEAN

Adopt Guidelines for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

It was devastating yet not too surprising to learn of the two powerful earthquakes that struck Mexico in only two weeks last month. The first occurred on 8th September with a magnitude of 8.1 and the second on 19th of a 7.1 magnitude.   After the first quake, the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas were … Continue reading Adopt Guidelines for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Work Smart in the Field

We could be tracking the productivity of plantations industries such as palm oil and rubber through as precisely as each plant, rather than by a plot. The “wellbeing” of each tree can be monitored and prescribed interventions – for example to be irrigated, fertilised or applied with pesticide.   Ripe commodities could be identified accurately, … Continue reading Work Smart in the Field

Science Diplomacy for Solidarity and Advancement

“My name is Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. Although I am not a Muslim by religion, I am very proud in taking part in this inaugural Ministerial Meeting of OIC countries for Science and Technology, on behalf of Malaysia. We, the Malaysian people, would like to send this message that … Continue reading Science Diplomacy for Solidarity and Advancement