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Vietnamese citizens compete for trip to space

Vietnam is one of the 63 countries that will compete for a seat to travel to the edge of space in a programme sponsored by Unilever’s personal-care product line AXE.  Vietnamese astronaut Pham Tuan, who flew on Russia ‘s Soyuz 37 space mission in 1980, and famed American astronaut Buzz Aldrin are promoting the AXE ... Read More »

Equipment exhibition draws international tech products

More than 100 companies from 10 countries are displaying products on laboratory technology, biotechnology and diagnostics at an international Analytical exhibition that opened on April 17 in HCM City.   The analytical Vietnam 2013 has attracted many companies from Japan, India, and Germany, France, Spain, the US, Singapore, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland. High-tech equipment in the areas ... Read More »

Ministry rejects proposal to merge Vinaphone, MobiFone

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Information and Communications has rejected a proposal by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) for the merger of their two mobile network companies, Vinaphone and MobiFone. The Ministry made clear that VNPT restructuring must be in accordance with the Government telecommunication plan, in which Vietnam must have three to four large telecommunication groups. ... Read More »

Australian Questacon show spurs sci-tech interests

A Spectacular Science show of Questacon is underway in the central city of Da Nang on April 16-18, as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam – Australia diplomatic ties. Held by Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, known as Questacon, the event displays 46 interactive exhibits, which help explain diverse topics relating to science and technology, ... Read More »

Three astronomic phenomena to occur in late April

Three astronomic phenomena, including a meteor shower, a partial eclipse of the moon, and Saturn coming its closest to the Earth, will take place in late April. According to the Vietnam Astronomy Association, the Lyrids meteor shower will occur on April 21 and a partial lunar eclipse on April 26 while Saturn’s orbit will take it the closest to the ... Read More »

Vietnam is about to see meteor shower

VietNamNet Bridge – The Lyrids meteor shower, with about 20 streaks per hour, is the most notable astronomical phenomena in Vietnam this month.   Lyra constellation and the center of the Lyrids meteor shower. Graphics: Starry Night Software/Space.  The maximum moment of the Lyrids meteor shower is forecasted on the night of April 21, early morning on April 22. However, ... Read More »

Vietnamese searching website nurtures the dream of outrunning Google

VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of Vietnamese searching engines, namely xalo, monava, and timnhanh, once stated that they would outstrip Google, but they finally died young, or had to shift to other business.     However, Vietnamese have never given up the dream of “walking abreast” the giants in the world in terms of technology development. Coc Coc has recently ... Read More »

Over 5.5 million PCs in Vietnam at risk as Windows XP support ends

VietNamNet Bridge – Microsoft reminded customers that the services and supports for Windows XP will be retired on April 8, 2014.     With this deadline only one year away, it is essential for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) and consumers in Vietnam to migrate from XP, an 11 years old operating system, to avoid vulnerabilities and risks that ... Read More »

VNREDSat-1 satellite launch delayed

VietNamNet Bridge – The launch of the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster Monitoring Small Satellite (VNREDSat-1) will be delayed until late April.     Dr. Bui TrongTuyen, Vice Director of the Space Technology Institute under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, made the announcement on April 11. The satellite was scheduled to go into orbit between April 18-20. ... Read More »

Vietnam fails to attract high technologies in FDI projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists have warned that the import of backward technologies would turn Vietnam into a technology landfill. A recent report by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) showed that high technologies have not been transferred to Vietnam as it expected when attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). According to MPI’s Deputy Minister Dao Quang Thu, 80 percent of ... Read More »