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El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent’s ice. The Getz Ice Shelf in West Antarctica feels the linkage strongly — Photo: NASA Scientists have shown how ice shelves – the floating fronts of marine-terminating glaciers – respond to the El ... Read More »

CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut. LG said that Cloi had been deliberately designed to appear cute   Photo: LG Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm’s presentation where it was supposed to show how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use ... Read More »

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa). Hurricane Harvey caused damage estimated at around $125bn in Texas last year — Photo: KARL SPENCER Total losses amounted to $306bn the agency said, over $90bn more than the previous record set ... Read More »

Samsung forecasts record profits but misses expectations

Samsung Electronics expects to deliver record profits for the last three months of 2017, but the estimate missed analyst expectations. The world’s biggest memory chip maker forecast operating earnings of 15.1 trillion won ($14.1bn; £10.4bn) – up 64% from a year earlier. But while chip prices boosted margins, a stronger won weighed on the figures. The record guidance comes despite ... Read More »

North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years – Photo: EPA The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. The delegation ... Read More »

National foreign language project fails to fulfill targets

VietNamNet Bridge – English fluency targets set by a national project are too high and not backed by sufficient inputs, experts say. A volunteer teaches English to children at the An Vinh Pagoda, Tuyen Quang Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Quang Dan At a recent meeting on English teaching at colleges and universities held by the education ministry, Nguyen Thi Lan ... Read More »

Outstanding students honoured with January Star Awards

The Vietnam Students’ Association (VSA) organised a ceremony in Hanoi on January 7 to honour outstanding students and organisations with “Students with Five Good Performances” title and January Star Awards 2017. Outstanding students honoured with January Star Awards  The ceremony also aimed to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnamese students and the VSA (January 9, 1950-2017). The ... Read More »

Impressive young faces of 2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Some of the outstanding achievements of young people in 2017: Hoang Huu Quoc Huy from Ba Ria – Vung Tau 1. In April 2017, Nguyen Dinh Ton Nu, with her special essay and great achievements, successfully won the VND7 billion scholarship for 4-year study at Harvard University. In her essay, Ton Nu explained that her name means ... Read More »

Winter Olympics targeted by hackers says security firm

Hackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next month’s Winter Olympics, cyber-security firm McAfee said. The report found malware-infected emails were sent last month to organisations linked to the Pyeongchang Games. It did not identify those responsible, but said more attacks tied to the upcoming Olympics were likely. In similar past attacks, hackers tried to obtain ... Read More »

Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. Chinese officials have told state media the vessel is in danger of exploding and sinking. Rescuers attempting to reach the site were being beaten back by toxic clouds, the transportation ministry has said. ... Read More »