3D bio-printer to boost in fight against cancer

The 3D bio-printer can remove the need for time-consuming manual labour done by medical lab workers. This will aid in screening through a thousand drugs. There are hopes that eventually the technology will develop enough to grow skin, tissues, and organs.

Malaysia gets Indian fitness app

The platform lets users track their calorie intake by maintaining a digital log and also offers fitness and nutrition coaching from professionals. It also has Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered virtual nutritionist “Ria” offering dietary and fitness suggestions to stay healthy.

Indonesia looks into electric vehicles

The Indonesian Government has committed that by 2025, a reduction of 29% in greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved. The use of electric vehicles is more efficient and less costly in terms of energy consumption, according to the results of the first part of the study.

Hong Kong’s tech startups catching up with mainland China

China is enthusiastically pushing forward plans to integrate the Greater Bay Area region into a massive economic and technological powerhouse, enabled by Hong Kong’s own significant technological contributions to the development. The hope is to make the GBA the Silicon Valley of China.

Robots to ease the Filipino shopping experience

Among the robot’s features include smart voice interactivity and facial detection. It is equipped with a front screen which can be used for mobile advertisements and delivering other announcements. Aside from the retail industry, the service robots can also be utilised in healthcare and finance.

NZ and Australia partner for Pacific cyber cooperation

Cyber security is considered to be an emerging security challenge for the region as highlighted by the Boe Declaration.This partnership will support an open, free and secure internet that drives economic growth, protects national security and promotes international stability.

Thailand’s EGA to facilitate 1GW of floating solar on hydro dams

The first two projects, in the Northeast, are already in the development phase, including 45MW(AC) of contracted capacity at Sirindhorn Dam, with a commercial operation date expected in 2020. A second 24MW(AC) project is due to come into commercial operation in 2023.