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#BTATechBytes- Self-driving supermarket with holographic assistant

A self-driving supermarket that can bring itself to you 24 hours a day is being developed by a Swedish start-up. Developed by Stockholm-based Wheelys, the Moby Mart mobile store is run entirely using artificial intelligence and sensors, is entirely staffless, and enables visitors to scan items they want to buy with their smartphone. Read more :...

#BTATechBytes – Waste to Energy Tackling Delhi’s Mountains of Waste

A news item on US public service broadcaster, PBS’s News Hour, has explored the waste management situation and the role of waste to energy in Delhi, India. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro explains that in India’s capital, new housing is sprawling as the the country becomes the fastest growing major economy. Covering some 70 acres in a low-income area, the Ghazipur landfill site is one of three in the city and towers 10 stories tall thanks to the accumulation of more than 10...
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#BTATechBytes – Smart Grid Technology

The electrical grid is an interconnected network of generation, transmission and distribution elements that delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers. The “smart grid” generally refers to the technology that brings utility electricity delivery systems into the next century using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are possible because the grid is becoming computerized and smart meters are being utilized. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes : Engineer Grows Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016 Laureate, Sonam Wangchuk, is helping farmers in the arid Himalayan highlands of Ladakh to overcome water shortages by tapping meltwaters to build artificial glaciers. These giant pyramids of ice are used to store water in the world's highest desert. Find out more : ...
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#BTATechBytes – Global Coal Production Fell by Record Last Year

Coal production dropped by record numbers in 2016, according to BP's annual review of global energy trends. Coal production fell off by 231 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe). The decline was most prominent in two of the planet's largest powers, the United States and China. The U.S, which elected a president dedicated to reviving the coal industry, saw production fall by 33 mtoe, an 8.8 percent fall in total usage. China, which is aggressively pursuing renewable energy, saw a drop off of...

#BTATechBytes – BMW Showcases Concept Motorcycle

The concept motorcycle is designed with to be a self-balancing bike (no kickstand!) powered by a zero-emission engine. It comes with augmented reality glasses that displays information to the rider. Watch a video of it in action. Watch :
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#BTATechBytes – Smart Farming

Smart farming is currently a quickly catching concept in the agricultural business as the agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts are going to inhabit the world by 2050. Therefore, smart farming is expected to have a real potential to deliver a more productive and sustainable agricultural production based on a more precise and resource-efficient approach. ...

#BTATechBytes – Apple Reveals Homepod Smart Speaker

Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. Analysts say Apple has been slow to improve its Siri virtual assistant and launch a smart speaker, after Amazon launched its Echo in 2014. The company has pitched HomePod first and foremost as a music player. Read more :
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#BTATechBytes: Pharmacogenetics – Personalised Medicine

Pharmacogenetics makes personalised medication more attainable by combining a patient’s genetic information with information about how specific medications are broken down in the body, allowing healthcare professionals to tailor medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. Read more :

PNB lantik Zarinah, Awang Adek sebagai Ahli Lembaga Pengarah baharu

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) melantik Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin, Datuk Dr Mohd Yaakub Johari dan Soedirman Aini sebagai Ahli Lembaga Pengarah yang baharu. Pelantikan itu adalah bagi menggantikan ahli lembaga pengarah Tan Sri Datuk Amar Bujang Mohammed Bujang Mohammed Nor, Tan Sri Datuk Asmat Kamaluddin dan Tan Sri Seri Ainum Mohamed Saaid, yang telah bersara pada 31 Disember 2016. Dalam satu kenyataan akhbar, PNB juga turut mengumumkan pelantikan...
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