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New species of mushroom discovered in Lam Dong

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese scientists have discovered a new species of Phallus mushrooms in the Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park in the central highland province of Lam Dong. In the framework of a project under the Highlands 3 program at the Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong province, a research team ... Read More »

13 Vietnamese teams to head for int’l Robothon competition

VietNamNet Bridge – Thirteen student teams of different grades will represent Vietnam at the International Robothon Competition to be held in the Philippines on November 23. They were all the winners of the National Robothon (Robot) Competition which was concluded at Military Zone 5’s Sport Centre on November 3. The competition, titled “Smart City”, drew over 100 students from 10 ... Read More »

Pioneer scientists make cancer leap

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has become the world’s tenth country to successfully applying nanotechnology to produce Nano Curcumin – a substance that can help treat cancer, experts said Tuesday. The scientists have used the technology to produce Nano Curcumin from Curcumin, which is exacted from local yellow turmeric, commonly known as Curcuma longa.   The breakthrough is the result ... Read More »

Awards celebrate scientific research

VietNamNet Bridge – The 11th annual KOVA Awards honoured 4 groups and 12 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the fields of applied science and technology and social welfare in 2013 at a ceremony held yesterday, Nov 3. Vice State President and Chairwoman of the KOVA Awards Committee Nguyen Thi Doan highlighted the KOVA Awards by recognising contributions made to ... Read More »

iPad Air available in Vietnam, no iPad Air fever

VietNamNet Bridge – iPad Air, with lighter weight and outstanding features in comparison with the previous generation products, have been welcomed in Vietnam. However, iPad Air prices will not be overly high. Unlike iPhones, iPad products never saw the “price fever” on the first days they turned up in Vietnam. However, the gap between the prices in other countries and ... Read More »

Hanoi, Da Nang speed to robotics competition glory

The host team from Tran Cao Van Primary School and Hanoi’s Viet Kids won the two first prizes in the National Robothon (Robot) Competition at Military Zone 5’s Sport Centre in central Da Nang city on November 3. The competition, titled “Smart City”, drew over 100 students from 10 primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang ... Read More »

Vietnam “provides” 1 million computers to international botnets

VietNamNet Bridge – About 1 million computers in Vietnam has “joined” the international botnet, delivering 3.33 billion spam messages per day. They can become the “springboard” for hackers to attack the national information systems. The figures were released at the workshop discussing the international and domestic coordination mechanism in computer urgent response, held in Hanoi on October 30 by Dr. ... Read More »

Vietnamese, Lao social science academies boost ties

Vietnam and Laos have agreed to strengthen cooperation in social science research. The statement was made between President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Science Nguyen Xuan Thang and acting President of the Lao Academy of Social Science Thongxalit Manomek in Vientiane on October 31. During the talks, the two sides discussed measures to further boost bilateral cooperation between the ... Read More »

Centre goes hi-tech to preserve Hue relics

The Hue Relics Preservation Centre (HRPC) has decided to manage Hue ’s relic sites through geographic information technology (GIS) on a large scale to meet UNESCO’s requirements, according to HRPC Director Phan Thanh Hai. To that end, a training course on how to use GIS started in June 2013, held by the HRPC and the Urban Solution consulting company of ... Read More »

BKAV denounces Microsoft of “lending hand” to spyware to attack VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Ngoc Son, Vice President of BKAV, the Vietnamese leading Internet security firm, pointed out that Microsoft’s MS12-027 has served as the most powerful weapon supporting the spyware campaigns in Vietnam. BKAV has affirmed that a lot of intentional spyware campaigns have been deployed, aiming to the government agencies, organizations and enterprises in Vietnam. There are two ... Read More »