Microbes for Our Own Good

In Northeast India, bordered by China, Bhutan and Nepal, the unlikely Indian state of Sikkim might be the least populous and one of the smallest states in the country, but it prides itself as among the most environmentally conscious states. The Himalayan state was declared fully organic in January 2016. Organic agriculture means feeding theContinue reading “Microbes for Our Own Good”

Science and Technology in Our Backyard: Nuclear Radiation Technology for Black Pepper Posts

From the numerous National Transformation 2050 dialogues I have had with various groups in Sabah, I am heartened that many are very keen to know more about how science, technology and innovation are directly changing their livelihood for the better. This is a reasonable quest, as the application and benefits of science and technology canContinue reading “Science and Technology in Our Backyard: Nuclear Radiation Technology for Black Pepper Posts”

Capture the Benefits of Remote Sensing Technologies 

Following the tabling of the National Space Policy 2030 at the National Science Council in February, I received a number of queries about the practicality and relevance of a space policy from members of the public.   The Malaysian space policy is far from being anything like the Space Race, a technological supremacy competition betweenContinue reading “Capture the Benefits of Remote Sensing Technologies “

Brilliance in the Dark Ages

Built on the sands of time and in a region of unceasing conflict, Amman, the capital of Jordan, was a timely host for the 8th World Science Forum 2017 themed “Science For Peace” in early November. The country also lies at the heart of a region where numerous civilisations had to innovate for survival. InnovativeContinue reading “Brilliance in the Dark Ages”

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 onContinue 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 ScienceContinue 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 / Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Berteraskan Manusia

Having just returned 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 someContinue reading “Putting a Human Face on Science, Technology and Innovation / Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Berteraskan Manusia”

#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 ituContinue 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 wasContinue reading “What are Our Space Aspirations Toward 2050?”