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The scientists who grow special varieties of oyster, lingzhi mushrooms

VietNamNet Bridge – Established in 2014, the Center for Edible and Medicinal Herb Research & Training has received recognition for the PN1 oyster mushroom and GA2 lingzhi mushroom from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Dr Ngo Xuan Nghien Dr Ngo Xuan Nghien, the head of the center, has returned from Krong Ana district of Dak Lak province, where ... Read More »

Vietnam sends two teams to regional robot contest

Two Vietnamese teams will compete at the annual Asia Pacific Robot Contest (Robocon) 2018, being held at Ninh Binh Sports Centre in Ninh Binh city on August 26. The arena at ABU Robocon 2018. Each game will last for three minutes. (Photo: At a press briefing to announce the launch of this year’s event on August 16, Vietnam Television ... Read More »

Facebook denies establishing rep. office in Vietnam

A Facebook representative has refuted information saying the US company has set up a representative office in Vietnam. The image prompted many people to question whether Facebook had set up a representative office in Vietnam. Photo: VnEconomy Facebook’s representative in Vietnam has confirmed to VnEconomy that the world’s largest social media network has not set up a representative office in ... Read More »

Lucky 11-digit simcards as expensive as gold

VietNamNet Bridge – The conversion of 11-digit mobile phone numbers to 10-digit numbers will begin in mid-September. However, the simcard market is already scorching hot with the prices of 11-digit simcards increasing by 5-10 times over the last several months. The simcard market is scorching hot In late May, the price of simcards with numbers 0121***7979 suddenly soared by 2-3 ... Read More »

Vietnamese physics professor wins 2018 Dirac Medal

Vietnamese Professor Dam Thanh Son of the University of Chicago was recently named one the three winners of the 2018 Dirac Medal and Prize by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Professor Dam Thanh Son delivers a speech at an international physics conference held in Vietnam’s central province of Binh Dinh on July 16 this year Son and the two ... Read More »

Organic waste for electricity generation remains unsold

VietNamNet Bridge – Biogas is a vast energy source, worth VND30 trillion a year, but it is being wasted in Vietnam, Bui Xuan An from the Vietnam Biogas Association (VBA), said.  Kinh Te Xanh’s electricity generator According to the Department of Livestock, the total volume of organic waste, including solid bio-waste and waste water from pig and cow farming, amounts ... Read More »

Innovative networks project to take place this month

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has co-ordinated with various other ministries and agencies to create a programme to connect the country’s innovation networks. This year’s programme will run from August 18-24 with the theme “Thang Long Strength – Viet Nam Intelligence” and will include a series of activities in Ha Noi, HCM City and Quang Ninh. — Photo ... Read More »

Super-app race kicks off

VietNamNet Bridge – Domestic and foreign developers such as Grab, Zalo and Line are running a race of developing super-apps as they believe ‘early birds will catch the worm’. IT firms are running a race of developing super-apps In retailing, one-stop-shop means an integrated shop where consumers can buy a lot of goods and services. A similar concept also exists ... Read More »

New employment app to make debut in Sept

A new employment mobile application, called iWork, has been developed by iWork Service JSC and will make debut this September. The application will match job seekers and employers using artificial intelligence. It will provide information on millions of online jobs for iOS and Android users. It is expected to reduce up to 50 percent of recruiting costs for employers and ... Read More »

Hanoi launches flood app

The Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company has developed an app for smartphones called HSDC Maps to help users make updates on rainy and flooded areas throughout the city. It’s expected to provide useful information for people living in Hanoi, especially during the rainy season in July and August. Using maps and cameras installed in the city, the app updates ... Read More »