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Tech That Gives Back

As natural disasters, climate change and health emergencies continue to affect communities in Asia, people and institutions turn to tech to provide help.

Science Superstars On The Asian Scientist 100

From exploring new galaxies to addressing humanity’s greatest challenges, the diverse honorees listed on the Asian Scientist 100 (2022 edition) represent the best and brightest minds in Asian STEM.

eDNA: Emerging Technology For Biodiversity Conservation

Conservation researchers in Asia are increasingly using environmental DNA technology. But it needs to be refined for better conservation efforts.

A Taste For Change

Asia boasts some of the world’s best dishes, but its relationship with food goes beyond taste. Here’s how researchers are building a healthy and sustainable food future, while preserving the region’s unique cultural connections to diet.

Food For Thought: Technologies Transforming The Food Supply Chain

These five innovations are taking root in Asia to make the food supply chain speedier and more sustainable.
food fraud, food integrity

Fighting Food Fraud

To intercept future food scandals in Asia and the world, innovations like blockchain and artificial intelligence could prevent fraud and reduce anxiety about what’s really on our plates.
food waste, food security, sustainability

Transforming Food Waste Into Wonder

Creative techniques that repurpose food waste into a range of valuable products are giving even fruit peels and fish scales a new lease on life.
Neem bark extract, antiviral covid-19

Neem Tree Bark Extract May Help Fight COVID-19

Extract from the bark of the Neem tree may help reduce the spread of coronavirus, an India-US research team reported.
genetic engineering, insecticide resistance, pesticide use

Returning Power To Insecticides

By replacing insecticide-resistant genes in fruit flies with susceptible forms, an India-US research team is devising ways to lower insecticide use in farms.
crop production loss, ozone pollution

Ozone Pollution Threatens Asia’s Food Security

Ozone pollution has been linked with about US$63 billion in annual crop production losses, slashing wheat, rice and maize yield in East Asia.