Issue 4 / 2013

Robotic Touch

Robotic Touch

Can robots be made to have tactile sensing? Why should we care about how robot feel and sense touch? Leong Yoke Peng, a PhD student at Caltech explains.

The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

Are we learning enough about our Earth and its processes? Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah explains why it is important for us to educate and increase awareness about earth sciences.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Have scientists finally found a way to eradicate dengue? What are GM mosquitoes and how do they work? Jason Lai explains the use of GM mosquitoes in our fight against the mosquitoes.

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

With increasing CO2 emission and nature taking its toll, it is time for us to shoulder the responsibilities. by Brian Peng Weng Kung I was sitting on a beach when I saw a half-empty bottle of mineral water swept towards the shore. Have you ever […]

Society in Science: The Branco Weiss Fellowship

Society in Science: The Branco Weiss Fellowship

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship was founded in 2002 by the late Swiss entrepreneur, Dr. Branco Weiss. The aim is to provide researchers a platform to extend their scientific work in the natural sciences and engineering. The foundation is coordinated by ETH […]

Event Report: 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) 2012

Event Report: 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) 2012

Novel to Nobel: Better research, better doctors, better health. by Jasmine Leong The 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) was held in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur from the 26th to 28th of September 2012. This event was officiated by the Minister […]

Project Collab: Neuroscience research in NBGG, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Project Collab: Neuroscience research in NBGG, Universiti Putra Malaysia

The Project Collab aim is to foster research collaboration. In this section, we highlight the research work of the Neurobiology and Genetics Group (NBGG) at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Interview: Dr Sonia Ortega

Interview: Dr Sonia Ortega

Dr Sonia Ortega, a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke to SciMy about her views on science education and her involvement with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in her 2-month working visit to Malaysia. We received an introduction to the life of a woman whose dedication to science is undeniable. Interview by Victor Tan and Xander Chong.