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HCMC university makes robot that recognizes human emotions

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology on December 28 announced that it has made successful robot recognize human emotions such as surprise, happiness and anger.

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh and partners at the university’s Electrical – Electronics Department made the robot.

The robot’s leg has three wheels, a roving camera, various software and sensory equipment.

Because of the equipment, the robot can move, locate human faces and recognize human emotions. In particularly, the robot will move towards the human if it recognises the human as sad. However, if the robot recognises the human as happy, it will stay back.

Source: SGGP

VN Council for Sustainable Development makes debut

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

VN Council for Sustainable Development makes debut

QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) officially made its debut in Hanoi on December 17.

The council comprises of 18 founding members, including Holcim Vietnam, BP, Unilever, Rolls-Royce Vietnam International Ltd., Dragon Clean Development, the Hanoi Trade Corporation, the Coal and Minerals Industry Corporation, SaigonTourist Group and the Standard Chartered Bank.

It aims to assist domestic and foreign businesses who try to carry out sustainable development strategy in Vietnam.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Vice President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Doan Duy Khuong said the council was an important initiative and would open up new opportunities and attract many domestic and foreign businesses. It intends to build a strong and dynamic Vietnamese business community to contribute more to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and hunger eradication and environmental protection.

The council is part of the business forum for sustainable development.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vietnam makes much progress in preventing HIV infections

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Regional Director Asia Pacific Steve Kraus delivered a message at a press conference about Vietnam’s success in preventing HIV/AIDS on the World AIDS Day (December 1).

HIV was one of the deadly diseases and there was no effective medication for treating it twenty years ago. However, the world has witnessed great progress in preventing the disease in the Southeast Asian nation.

The rate of HIV infections has not changed and fewer people died of the disease. More important, Vietnam has raised prevention level and the national prevention program has had positive changes which resulted in the low number of infected people in community especially among high risk group including sex worker, as men who have sex with men and injecting drug users.

AIDS-related stigma and discrimination including prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse and maltreatment directed at people living with HIV and AIDS exist worldwide, although they manifest themselves differently across countries, communities, religious groups and individuals. Any nation can resolve the problem, they can reduce the rate of HIV infections and vice versa.

The government should not force or impose any punishments on people of high risk group but enhance treatment and good behaviors to them. In addition, HIV infected people have right to access to best healthcare services.

As poor HIV patients hardly buy antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which maximally suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of HIV disease, UNAIDS will help to expand treatment services and clinics in the next time. furthermore, UNAIDS will ask pharmaceutical companies to decrease the price of the medication.

Vietnam has young population and limited budget, it should therefore apply prevention measures which proved to be most effective. The government should publicize information and educate young people of the disease and reproductive health.

Source: SGGP

Software industry makes a massive leap

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

Obama makes free trade push at Pacific Rim summit

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

American jet makes emergency landing in Chile

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 5:22 am

VN-Index makes correction due to profit-taking

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 8:21 am

Philippines makes arrests, seizes explosives amid alert

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hurricane Richard makes landfall in Belize

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

Hurricane Richard slammed into Belize’s Caribbean coast just south of its largest city late Sunday, as authorities evacuated tourists from outlying islands and an estimated 10,000 people took refuge at shelters in the tiny Central American nation.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Richard’s top winds were 90 mph (150 kph) — making it a Category 1 hurricane — when it made landfall about 20 miles (35 kms) south-southwest of Belize City, whose neighborhoods are full of wooden, tin-roof homes that are very vulnerable to winds.

“The winds are very strong … it’s getting stronger,” said Fanny Llanos, a clerk at the Lazy Iguana bed and Breakfast on Caye Caulker, a low-lying island known for its coral reefs and crystal-clear waters, located just offshore from Belize City.

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Richard taken at 12:31 a.m. EDT Monday Oct. 25, 2010.

Llanos said that palm trees were bending over in the wind and it had become very noisy.

“All the windows are boarded, and this is a strong house so we will be here,” she said, “but we are still afraid.”

There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths in Belize, but roads and some low-lying neighborhoods were flooded and some trees were toppled.

The hurricane center said Richard was moving west-northwest over central Belize late Sunday at about 9 mph (15 kph), and hurricane-force winds extended up to 15 miles (30 kms) from its center. It was expected to weaken as it headed over northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico on Monday.

Belize City was devastated by Hurricane Hattie in 1961, prompting officials to move the capital inland to Belmopan. But Belize City is still the nation’s largest population center, with about 100,000 inhabitants — a third of the country’s population.

Official estimated that about 10,000 people had taken refuge at storm shelters in schools and churches located farther inland, including many in the capital, Belmopan.

Tourists had already been evacuated from Caye Caulker and nearby Ambergris Caye, but some local residents decided to ride out the storm.

Rafael Marin, the caretaker at the Anchorage Resort hotel, said strong gusts of wind were already hitting the island and its normally calm waters were being whipped into 3-foot (1-meter) waves lapping at the island’s docks.

“We already boarded up everything, and we already got everything — office equipment and everything — stored in a safe place,” Marin said. “We got all the tourists out, and get the whole place secured down.”

But Marin planned to ride out the storm in the three-story hotel. He said he expected only some beach erosion and minor damage to homes, noting the island has been hit by more powerful storms in the past.

“The local people are advised to evacuate on their own, voluntarily,” Marin said. “It’s not really major, like a Category 3” hurricane.

Officials warned people living in flimsy homes or low-lying areas to evacuate, and shelters at schools and other public buildings began filling up.

Earlier, Richard dumped heavy rains on Honduras’ Caribbean coast and the Bay Islands, including Roatan, which is popular with tourists and divers.

Observers reported winds of up to 58 mph (93 kph) on Roatan, and more than 90 people took refuge in shelters in the Bay Islands, which lie between Honduras and Belize.

Lisandro Rosales, the head of Honduras’ Permanent Emergency Commission, said no deaths or injuries had been reported in Honduras so far.

But Richard’s heavy rains did cause a landslide that blocked a highway in northern Colon province, cutting off about 15,000 residents in 40 small towns. Crews were working to clear the road.

Richard is expected to cross over the Yucatan peninsula and re-emerge in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters said it is likely to weaken and dissipate over Gulf waters.

Authorities said dangerous floods and mudslides were still possible in Honduras and declared states of maximum alert in four coastal provinces.


Source: SGGP

Storm Megi makes landfall in East Sea

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Storm Megi makes landfall in East Sea

QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

Storm Megi made landfall in the Eastern East Sea on October 19 with packing winds near the eye of the storm at 150-183 km per hour.

According to National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre, the eye of storm was located at 16.5 degrees north latitude and 118.6 degrees east longitude. The storm is forecast to move west with wind speeds of 10-15 km per hour in the next 24 hours and become stronger even over the next few days.

The storm is expected to cause heavy seas with winds speeds reaching more than 180 km per hour at its centre. Fishermen have been advised not to go to sea.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND