New 120,000-foreign student target for universities

GEORGE TOWN (Malaysia): The target of 80,000 foreign students in Malaysian higher learning institutions has been met, so the Higher Education Ministry has set a higher target – 120,000. Continue Reading

Top 10 in most tourist arrivals

DUBAI: Malaysia has made it into the top 10 countries with the most tourist arrivals for 2009, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) barometer. Continue Reading

Duo’s RM2 device gets global recognition

Two Malaysian students have won international recognition for inventing a simple device that removes spilled oil from water — using modified banana trunk fibre. And the device, that cost them just RM2, could come in handy during multi-million-dollar oil spills. Continue Reading

Computers can read minds now

Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers — now some computers can do it, too. Software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about was among the technological innovations showcased by Intel Corp, which drew back the curtain on a number of projects that are still under development. Continue Reading

Is the Avatar concept really possible?

Now the highest-grossing film ever, "Avatar," has captivated millions of viewers with its picturesque scenery, extraterrestrial battles, and nature-loving, blue-skinned aliens. The premise of the film is that humans can enter the world of these 10-foot aliens, called the Na'vi, by way of half-human, half-Na'vi hybrids. A high-tech interfacing mechanism allows a human to remain inert while controlling one of these avatar hybrids just by thinking. Continue Reading

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Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing, the Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, does not fit into any ordinary mould that would describe most entrepreneurs.

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