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Inverse Problem

Inverse Problem

The subject of inverse problems in mathematics is an interesting one. In the mathematical community, the subject is classified under applied mathematics, and is generally regarded as a relatively new branch of mathematics.

Food for Thought, Literally

Food for Thought, Literally

“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,” said Dr. Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery and physiological science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In this article, Cheong E Von attempts to explain the points raised by Dr. Gómez-Pinilla.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

To secure our future, we need to ask ourselves some tough questions. Here is one such question: Do you think that Malaysia is doing enough? To be more precise, are we as a nation, doing enough to ensure the sustainability of the country’s development?

Declining male fertility – an alarming trend

Declining male fertility – an alarming trend

Male infertility has profound psychological and social effects. What are the factors responsible for male infertility? Can we change our lifestyle to reduce the risk of infertility?

Enhancing Safety and Sustainability of Malaysian Refineries

Enhancing Safety and Sustainability of Malaysian Refineries

Despite a good safety standard developed through ages of practices, oil refinery accidents still occur in this 21st century. Even though, in recent years, there have been no major oil refinery hazards causing serious casualties reported in Malaysia, there are safety issues which Malaysian oil refinery management should be cautious about.

Technology Transfer: Taking scientific discoveries from lab bench to marketplace

Technology Transfer: Taking scientific discoveries from lab bench to marketplace

After World War II, the U.S. government recognised the importance of scientific research for the country’s economic growth, public welfare and national interest. Technology transfer or commercialisation of technology became important in boosting innovation from private and governmental entities. Development or discovery of a pharmaceutical drug is an example of modern day technology transfer. Emergence of technology transfer has created alternative career options for scientists and engineers such as patent agents and scientific advisors.

Re-shaping and Re-designing Our Lego Land

Re-shaping and Re-designing Our Lego Land

The humankind had really gone a big way to reconstruct its Lego-dreamland. Today, there are over 20 megacities worldwide. Unlike Lego-bricks though, the world’s resource is finite. In other words, what humans are doing is merely a ‘nature reconstruction’. Is it possible for us to build our dreamland which assimilates well into the nature’s ecosystem?

The Biologist and the Internet

The Biologist and the Internet

Biology is a field of discovering the truth about living things which are known to be very complex and complicated. To uncover the truth about any domain of interests from a pool of living organisms, several research methods are used. Technology plays a crucial role in accelerating information retrieval.