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7th Int’l Young Innovation Exhibition on Science and Technology opens

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm




7th Int’l Young Innovation Exhibition on Science and Technology opens


QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:4 (GMT+7)

The seventh the 7th International Contest and Exhibition for Young Innovators opened in Hanoi on December 16.


The event was organised by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA), the Ministries of Finance, Public Security and Foreign Trade and the Vietnam Innovation Fund of Science and Technology (VIFOTEC). It attracted representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation and delegates from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China) and Vietnam.


More than 400 contestants who are adolescents and young people at the age of 6-19 from 22 countries and territories attended the contest and exhibition. Vietnam is represented by more than 100 students from 25 provinces and cities with 89 projects and products, many of which have been already applied widely and proved their usefulness.


They competed in five fields of learning aids, software, children toys and entertainment tools, environmental protection solutions and energy saving measures.


The exhibition is held at the Hanoi Friendship Palace on December 16-18.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

University of Science HCMC receives Labor Hero title

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:04 am

Seminar on space science and astrophysics opens

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Barefoot science students make tricycle using solar energy

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

The Da Nang Poly-technique University was abuzz with admiration for three “barefoot science” students who designed and built a tricycle using solar energy.

The group of students  and teacher stand by the new vehicle (Photo; SGGP)

Ta Ngoc Thien Binh, Huynh Kim Trang and Pham Nguyen Son of the Mechanic Department of the university, invested their own money to research and develop the new product because they felt sorry for tricycle drivers, who had to work in the scorching sun in central Vietnam.


The three barefoot science students said the biggest difficulty getting a hold of the design document. They journeyed to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong delta province of Can Tho to learn more about the machine.


Their efforts paid off after two months, when they finished the vehicle model with the zealous assistance of teacher Duong Viet Dung. They then had to overcome financial barriers. Upon hearing the group’s story, teachers, the Mechanic department and their families decided to help the ambitious students to make their dream come true.


The newly invented vehicle ran on June 15. The 350-kilogram tricycle, named Solar Car C4, has two seats; and is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 30 kilometers an hour. Its electrical charge lasts for 30 kilometers, but most importantly, it can utilize gas when it is out of electricity or if it is cloudy.


Its design is small, making it suitable for tourist service in the central city of Da Nang, which intends to become an environmentally friendly city.  It is also perfect for the UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An town, which ban vehicles with engines, said Thien Binh.


The Solar Car C4 won second prize at the competition launched in 2009 by the Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The barefoot science students have entered their product to the “Student conduct scientific research” contest and the Competition for Creativeness of adolescents & children nationwide 2010.


The cost of Solar Car C4 is over VND80 million. The group expects a motor company to invest in it and improve aspects of its technical design to produce a fleet of solar tricycles in Da Nang.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam, Laos boost social science research cooperation

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Vietnam, Laos boost social science research cooperation


QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) will help the Lao National Social Science Institute improve its researchers’ capability for the 2011-2015 period.


The agreement to the effect was signed between the two institutes on August 13 under which both sides will conduct joint research and exchange experiences on theoretical and practical issues of their national development and international integration, their research results and related information.


Vietnam will help train researchers for the Lao institute as well as finance short-term study tours for six Lao researchers at the VASS.


The VASS has joined the Lao counterpart in six research projects, which cover the building and development of democracy in Laos, Lao social development, the globalisation impact on the Lao society and the study of the Mong ethnic group on the common border. The academy has also participated in compiling a book on the Vietnam-Laos history and the Vietnam-Laos social science dictionary.


Source: VNA/ Photo: gdtd


Source: QDND

Barefoot science students make tricycle using solar energy

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

The Da Nang Poly-technique University was abuzz with admiration for three “barefoot science” students who designed and built a tricycle using solar energy.

The group of students  and teacher stand by the new vehicle (Photo; SGGP)

Ta Ngoc Thien Binh, Huynh Kim Trang and Pham Nguyen Son of the Mechanic Department of the university, invested their own money to research and develop the new product because they felt sorry for tricycle drivers, who had to work in the scorching sun in central Vietnam.


The three barefoot science students said the biggest difficulty getting a hold of the design document. They journeyed to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong delta province of Can Tho to learn more about the machine.


Their efforts paid off after two months, when they finished the vehicle model with the zealous assistance of teacher Duong Viet Dung. They then had to overcome financial barriers. Upon hearing the group’s story, teachers, the Mechanic department and their families decided to help the ambitious students to make their dream come true.


The newly invented vehicle ran on June 15. The 350-kilogram tricycle, named Solar Car C4, has two seats; and is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 30 kilometers an hour. Its electrical charge lasts for 30 kilometers, but most importantly, it can utilize gas when it is out of electricity or if it is cloudy.


Its design is small, making it suitable for tourist service in the central city of Da Nang, which intends to become an environmentally friendly city.  It is also perfect for the UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An town, which ban vehicles with engines, said Thien Binh.


The Solar Car C4 won second prize at the competition launched in 2009 by the Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The barefoot science students have entered their product to the “Student conduct scientific research” contest and the Competition for Creativeness of adolescents & children nationwide 2010.


The cost of Solar Car C4 is over VND80 million. The group expects a motor company to invest in it and improve aspects of its technical design to produce a fleet of solar tricycles in Da Nang.

Source: SGGP

First science festival kicks off in Hue

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm




First science festival kicks off in Hue


QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

PANO – Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Embassy of Italy, the University of Sassari (Italy), the University of Queensland (Australia), and other organisations such as FAO, WHO, on June 8th, opened the Hue Science Festival 2010.


The five-day festival, held for the first time in Vietnam, under the theme “Medicine for Community Health”, drew the participation of medical professors, academicians and experts, who have presented various projects on cancer prevention and treatment, infection and other common diseases in Vietnam.


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Stephen Hawking honored at NYC science, arts gala

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

Luminaries from the fields of physics, opera, poetry, theater, music and dance gathered to pay tribute to British physicist Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, with performances and speeches at a gala in his honor.


After outliving his predicted death from his degenerative disease by more than 40 years, Hawking told the audience filling Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall that he is thinking about what he will leave behind.


“As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us — aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone,” Hawking told the crowd with the help of an electronic speech synthesizer. “I am proud to have played a small role in this great story.”

British physicist Stephen Hawking attends the 2010 World Science Festival opening night gala performance at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in New York

The gala merging the arts and science was the kickoff event for this year’s World Science Festival, a five-day gathering meant to bring some of the universe’s most complex topics to the masses.


“It really seems strange to me, that with all that’s known about science, with all that’s known by science about the universe, so little of it reaches us in the general public,” actor and science buff Alan Alda said in his welcome speech, calling the resulting ignorance a “dangerous darkness.”


In introducing Hawking, friend and fellow physicist James B. Hartle told the audience that the public’s image of the nearly paralyzed Hawking as a lone figure trapped by physical limitations is false. Instead, he said, Hawking, who is best known for his work explaining the physics of black holes, has been surrounded by former students and built collaborative relationships with colleagues.


Above all, Hartle said, Hawking is able to see past mental clutter, discard assumptions and catch hold of undiscovered truths.


Even Hartle’s brief discussion of the nature of time before the Big Bang seemed to appeal to an audience with enough geek power that they applauded for a “Star Trek: The Next Generation” clip that featured Hawking and laughed with recognition as Broadway singers launched into a song about a calculus equation.


The evening also featured the premiere of “Icarus at the Edge of Time,” an orchestral work composed by Philip Glass and based on the children’s book by celebrity physicist and festival co-founder Brian Greene.


The cautionary tale about the dangers and wonders of reaching out for new knowledge follows a spacefaring teenager as he journeys to the edge of a black hole, only to find that thousands of years have passed when he returns.


The piece, illustrated by video artists and narrated live by actor John Lithgow, was adapted by Greene and famed playwright David Henry Hwang.


Other performances featured Broadway star Danny Burstein, who sang an upbeat tune about the nature of the galaxy, and his wife, Rebecca Luker, who sang a darkly comic piece about what New York City might look like underwater.

Source: SGGP

Mekong delta provinces urged to take social science research seriously

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Some provinces in the Mekong delta still consider social science research to be frivolous, said participants of a meeting held to discuss scientific issues of the region for the 2011-2015 term.

A floating market in Can Tho City(Photo: Ng. Nam)

The meeting, held in Can Tho City, the center of the Mekong Delta region, included scientists, presidents of institutes and researchers. Participants claimed the region, despite several achievements of late, still lags behind in its social science research, due to unprofessional methods that are not commensurate with the general growth of the region.


Professor Do Hoai Nam, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Science, told the seminar that in the future, there would need to be more cooperation among scientists of central and provincial agencies to contribute to sustainable development of the region.


Meeting participants also discussed wide gap between the rich and the poor, the devastation of traditional values due to effects of international integration, maintaining steady growth, the training and utilization of personnel, as well as climate change.


Participants all agreed that collaboration between research and training, among the central and regional agencies, is essential.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese pupils to vie at int’l science fair

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 at 4:48 am

Four Vietnamese pupils will participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) that is scheduled to take place in San Jose, California (the US) in mid May.

Tran Kim Thanh Vu and Dinh Thi Thu Ha 

Tran Kim Thanh Vu and Dinh Thi Thu Ha from Da Teh High School in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will make a presentation on the organic waste treatment that, they say, will change the habit of waste collection and treatment in households and the awareness of people, especially pupils, on environment protection.


Meanwhile, Doan Thi Xuan Phuong, another pupil also from Lam Dong, will present a paper on how to use toads to kill insects. The paper is expected to help address the foodstuff hygiene and safety issue caused by insecticide residue.


Nguyen Van Ha Uy, a 12 nd grade pupil from Le Quy Don High School in the central city of Da Nang , will try to persuade organisers with a new method to measure two points in space.


This year, Intel ISEF, the world’s largest pre-college science fair, will gather more than 1,600 pupils from 59 countries and territories, to compete for awards and scholarships worth nearly 4 million USD.


This six-day event is an extraordinary opportunity for Silicon Valley companies to establish corporate name recognition, nurture future technology development and encourage advanced education.


Competition in 17 science and engineering categories demonstrates understanding of scientific fundamentals combined with creativity in project areas such as energy, transportation, environmental science, medicine, health sciences, chemistry, behavioral and social sciences among others.

Source: SGGP