Consumers confused by ‘biodegradable’ plastic labels
16:20 | 08/04/2020 Environment
(VEN) - There are many kinds of plastic bags advertised as self-destructing or biodegradable, but consumers have to read the labels and list of input materials to distinguish between those harmful to the environment and human health and those that are safe.
Businesses mull ways to engage in technological revolution
10:29 | 07/04/2020 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating landmark changes with the advent of such transformative developments as big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Unless Vietnam’s business world adapts to this new landscape and takes advantage of the benefits of modern technology to optimize production, they will lag behind.
BAT working on potential Covid-19 vaccine
14:50 | 05/04/2020 Science - Technology
BAT’s US bio-tech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and is now in pre-clinical testing. If testing goes well, BAT is hopeful that, with the right partners and support from government agencies, between one and three million doses of the vaccine could be manufactured per week, beginning in June.
Vietnam focuses on training sci-tech workforce
10:35 | 05/04/2020 Science - Technology
(VEN) - In recent years, Vietnamese ministries and sectors have focused on developing human resources in science and technology (sci-tech) as most development now is based on technological progress and technology is a driving force for growth.
Vietnamese scientists design Covid-19 test kit
10:20 | 02/04/2020 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Vietnam has joined a handful of countries that have developed a test kit to detect the current strain of Coronavirus infecting the world. The kit, developed and manufactured by scientists from the Vietnam Military Medical Academy and Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company, can detect the virus within two hours.