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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.

Farming For The Future

COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains across the globe, but agricultural technology is keeping Asia’s farming industry fertile through revolutionary apps, automated robots and more.
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.
supercomputing, fugaku

Singapore Supercomputing Projects Awarded Access To Fugaku

Five Singapore-based research projects will soon make use of the world’s fastest supercomputer to address challenges from materials science to sustainability.
supercomputing asia, exascale computing, water stress

Averting Asia’s Water Crisis

Through high-speed, high-resolution exascale computing, researchers and citizen scientists are tackling water stress across Asia by discovering better ways to treat water and monitor its flow.

Turning The Tide With AI And HPC

By harnessing both artificial intelligence and high performance computing in one powerful model, scientists from Japan are making real-time tsunami prediction more accessible.
Miyoko Watanabe, International Women's Day

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Miyoko Watanabe

Ever since she joined Toshiba as its first female researcher four decades ago, Miyoko Watanabe has been championing gender diversity and visibility for women in science. We are revisiting this interview with her today on International Women's Day 2022.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Tatsuya Honda

Inspired by his time as a sign language interpreter, Tatsuya Honda designed Ontenna—a device that allows the Deaf to experience sound through vibration and light.
ice, muscle injury, recovery

Ice Or Not To Ice A Muscle Injury

Applying ice to a severe muscle injury may prolong the recovery process, researchers from Japan have found.
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.