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    It's not easy being green!

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 12/01/2010

    » Kermit the Frog from the "Muppet Show" once sang a song entitled It's Not Easy Being Green, but I bet he didn't know how prophetic that statement would become!


    'Garbage Island': Lost at sea

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 23/03/2010

    » Have you ever wondered where the litter you dispose of every day goes? Certainly much of it goes into waste sites and, sadly, precious little is recycled, but a large amount makes it to the oceans.


    Dog days on a Greyhound

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 20/06/2010

    » I am not a bus person. I do trains, planes, and people movers with ease and enthusiasm, but buses arouse the dark silhouette of despair that sleeps fitfully in my stomach, waking to attention the moment my backside hits the bus seat. I don't go around advertising this fact; the last time I casually mentioned it was in Sydney trying to find a way to get from Bondi to the casino.


    Thai youths to join Shell Eco-marathon

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 29/06/2010

    » It is expected that the world will encounter an energy crisis in the very near future. With the innovation of energy-efficient vehicles, the crisis might be eased somewhat.

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    Perish the thought

    Database, Published on 28/07/2010

    » The alleged "plan" by Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij to change the current yuppiephone concession contracts - and incidentally mortally wound Shin Corp and its No 1 network Advanced Info Service although that's not the purpose, perish the thought - has thrown business, government, regulators and even the Senate into a tizzy; the kindest people said Mr Korn had good intentions, lousy planning; others were not so charitable; they noted that his plan to issue AIS, Dtac of Norway and True Move of Thailand with 15-year licences was highly questionable in legal terms, and almost impossible to regulate; Anant Vorathitipong, vice-chairman of the Senate subcommittee on communications technology, warned that the minister could land the government in lawsuits up to taxpayers' necks.

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    Unclogging the networks

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 04/08/2010

    » While most of today's modern 3G data plans talk of megabytes of data, airtime minutes are still important and telcos need tools to help them see the hidden congestion that is clogging up their networks to provide a better end user experience.


    An ocean of beer

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 11/10/2010

    » Some 6.4 million revellers from around the world downed 7 million litres during this year's Munich beer festival.


    Bamboo shortage, new packaging for Thai mainstay Khao Lam

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 14/10/2010

    » Khao Lam "sticky rice baked inside a bamboo cylinder" will be packaged in versatile aluminum foil by one Chon Buri producer.


    How industries gain and lose in the short-run with rising Thai baht

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/10/2010

    » Like a gigantic tsunami wave crossing the Pacific Ocean, US dollar depreciation is causing currency appreciation in Asian currencies. A major global currency realignment is underway.

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    Planes, robots & automobiles

    B Magazine, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 07/11/2010

    » A bladeless fan that helps save energy in air-conditioners. A security robot that can replace security guards in high-risk areas. A remote-controlled model aeroplane that can target designated points. A hydrogen car. The recent TechnoMart-InnoMart 2010 event brought to the fore a slew of gadgets and innovations by Thai inventors that prove there is no lack of creativity and technological know-how in the local market.

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