Report finds mosques blooming across US

Mosques are taking root across the United States “at a tremendous rate”,  a report published Wednesday says. The US Mosque Survey 2011 counted 2,106 mosques in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, up 74 percent from 2000 — the year before the September 11 attacks — when 1,209 mosques were counted. Some 192 mosques are in … Read more

N.Korea acquiesce to US on nuclear halt

North Korea has announced it will hold in abeyance its nuclear tests and uranium enrichment programme in return for US food aid, in a breakthrough less than three months after the death of leader Kim Jong-Il.  Following talks with the United States last week, the regime led by Kim’s young and untested son Kim Jong-Un late Wednesday promised … Read more

Japanese firms to relinquish from Thailand

Eight percent of all Japanese manufacturers in Thailand plan to relocate out of the country, while 85 percent will resume their business in the same place. Others expect to move within the kingdom. Japanese auto giant Honda has suspended operations since early October at its factory in Ayutthaya, where it was forced to destroy more than … Read more

Turn off for Ducati

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has suffered a training injury which has thrown his participation in testing in Sepang, Malaysia at the end of next month into doubt, his Ducati team said on Thursday. The 30-year-old American was only just back on his bike after crashing at the Valencia Grand Prix in November. This time, he broke his left shoulder blade … Read more

MAS Airlines turbulent loss

  Malaysia Airlines recorded a stunning net loss of RM2.52 billion for 2011 and the company is now in “crisis”, the national flag carrier said today. The airline reported a massive net loss of RM1.28 billion in the fourth quarter, which was about as much as the first three quarters combined. The company’s cash reserves more … Read more

MotoXpo 2012 – Video

Motorcycle & Scooter Assemblers And Distributors Association of Malaysia (MASAAM) held the first ever international conference of two wheeler vehicles in Malaysia called MotoXpo Show & Conference Kuala Lumpur 2012. It was held for 5 days at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur. Visitors were able to browse through latest products from … Read more

Darwin the humanoid Robot – Astana Digital (Video)

Darwin the humanoid robot combines image processing with artificial intelligence. Darwin won the last year robotic soccer competition. Astana Digital is based in Bangi. They offer services in engineering, trading and training in electronic as well as the control system. The company also offers product ranging from elementary, primary and secondary school as the new … Read more

‘Angry Birds Space’ to bombard in March

The fourth major release in the Angry Birds series is a departure in more ways than one. The hook? You’ll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction. And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics … Read more

Monkey see monkey do

A macaque monkey in Indonesia took a camera from a wildlife photographer before snapping himself in a variety of poses. The crested black macaque is extremely rare and critically endangered. These were part of a study group near a science base in the region, home to researchers from Holland. The primate went to investigate the … Read more