News tagged with asia pacific

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the ...

Apr 14, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences

A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, ...

Nov 09, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1

Microgrid powers 'World Green City'

The Office of Naval Research (ONR), a leader in the exploration of renewable power, played a major role in the development of a new "World Green City" unveiled here on Dec. 12 as a prototype community powered by alternative ...

Dec 13, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Wipro profit up better than expected 24 percent

Wipro reported September quarter profit of 16.1 billion rupees ($300.6 million) Friday, an increase of 24 percent in rupee terms, as customers in Europe turned to outsourcing to cut costs and growth begins to return to the ...

Nov 02, 2012 not rated yet 0

La Nina caused global sea level drop

The 2011 La Niña was so strong that it caused global mean sea level to drop by 5 millimeters (0.2 inches), a new study shows. Since the early 1990s, sea level has been rising by about 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) per year, ...

Oct 29, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 2