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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Thailand's new healthcare policy a threat to the poor?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/06/2013

    » Healthcare policy has changed to favour private hospitals, drug companies & medical tourism. Not made public, favours business, threat to universal healthcare.

  • BUSINESS

    New Zealand drone makers target Hollywood

    Business, Reuters, Published on 21/07/2015

    » RAGLAN, New Zealand: Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business.

  • TECH

    Hot Lava

    Life, Komsan John Jandamit, Published on 04/02/2015

    » AIS's new deal is hard to ignore. The service provider is retailing a 5-inch quad-core Android phone for 4,790 baht, with 4,000 baht free talk time. A pretty bold bargain, because it is like getting a phone for 790 baht. But is the phone any good?

  • LIFE

    Cool, complicated art

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/05/2015

    » This month's Art Matters runs the whole page. Should you find the idea unbearably tedious, here's a solution: the next paragraph pretty much sums up what's going on in the Bangkok art scene and, once done, you can go continue with more enjoyable things in life. Here goes:

  • LIFE

    The force is strong with this one

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 04/05/2015

    » In 1997, Atis Ruchirawat translated the script of the original Star Wars trilogy for subbing and dubbing in Thai. He didn't need the script, he said. He could recite the dialogue more or less by heart. He even knows the words Greedo and Jabba the Hutt say in their fictional language, though he does not care to speculate whether Greedo or Han Solo shot first. His scope of interest is boxed in by the film itself — he isn't concerned about the numerous spin-offs of the movies or unsolvable hypotheses.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Floods: Better planning for natural disasters

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/11/2011

    » Business lessons to be learned from the flood on how to reduce risk by putting factories in different locations.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    A crisis to help sell coal power plants?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/02/2013

    » Scheduled maintenance on Myanmar gas fields & energy shortfall in April known since last year, now used to sell coal plants that people don't want.

  • TECH

    Computing genetic manipulation

    Life, James Hein, Published on 20/05/2015

    » What is the next big thing? Microsoft and some others would like you to believe it is all things cloudy. The problems with that are factors like communication channels between continents, security of information, the reliability of a server somewhere else versus on-site and the army of hackers trying to get into all that information just sitting there. If you have seen the intro to CSI: Cyber you will know what I mean. Another group want it to be virtual reality glasses for all, but as the Google Glass demonstrated, people walking around with even small glasses were not appreciated. At least the VR goggles will mostly be at home. This technology still has quite a way to go.

  • LIFE

    Earth's precious hidden gems

    Life, Noko, Published on 04/11/2014

    » From December to March, sniffer dogs are engaged in finding "gems" under the earth, in a small town in the southwest region of France.

  • WORLD

    Rolexes fly off Singapore shelves

    Published on 20/01/2015

    » SINGAPORE — Rolexes and other Swiss luxury watches are flying off the shelves in Singapore after the Swiss franc surged against other currencies, retailers said Tuesday.

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