Month: June 2021

Covid-19 mental toll on Malaysians

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Malaysia, mental health issues are wreaking havoc across the country. Social isolation, economic uncertainty, and the death of loved ones, as in most of the world, have become key drivers of anxiety, despair, stress, and other issues. Since the beginning of the year, 89.4 percent, or 109,806, of …

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LRT Crash: What can we learn from this incident.

On May 24, two trains – an off-service train driven manually and another carrying passengers running in fully-automated mode – collided head-on in the tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations. This is among the findings of the nine-member investigation committee on the LRT collision, he said in a press conference on Thursday (June …

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How to make cities more sustainable?

More than two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to reside in cities by 2050, with the majority of this growth occurring in low- and lower-middle-income countries. However, densely populated urban areas have their own set of issues. As a result, there is an urgent need to begin ensuring that these urban places are inclusive, …

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Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests

Hair analysis is becoming more common in forensics, especially in cases where investigators want to know if drugs facilitated a crime, if a child was exposed in utero, or if someone, say, an athlete or employee, needs to be tested for long-term drug use. But current tests make it difficult to determine actual drug consumption. …

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The World Environment Day 2021

Every year on June 5, the world observes the World Environment Day. This year’s event will be devoted to ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ which is also the start of a decade by the United Nations (UN) initiatives in ecosystem restoration for 2021-2030. Humans inhabited the environment, and humans used the environment to suit their needs and desires in …

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Ultra-fast bomb detection method

Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyse a wider range of materials than current thermal based detection systems used in today’s airports, while reducing false positive reports. In a comprehensive two-part paper …

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