SERDANG, 5 Ogos, 2020: Penyelidik Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) mencipta inovasi pembelajaran statistiik melalui kaedah permainan ‘Stats-Trek’ iaitu teknik pengajaran dan pembelajaran yang berkesan untuk kanak-kanak, mahupun pelajar universiti.
‘Stat-Trek” adalah analog kepada permainan ‘Ular dan Tangga’ serta menggunakan buah dadu tetapi diubahsuai secara lebih bermakna mengkhususkan kepada statistik. Ia merupakan inovasi permainan baharu yang membantu pemainnya meningkat serta mengukuhkan pengetahuan asas statistik.
SERDANG: Penyelidik Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) berjaya mencipta pesawat udara tanpa pemandu (UAV) atau dron daripada gentian bahan semulajadi – daun nanas – dan mempunyai ciri daya rintangan elektrik (electrical resistance).
Dron yang diberi nama Putra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) atau Putra UAV itu adalah inovasi pertama seumpamanya menggunakan gentian bahan semulajadi atau biokomposit daripada daun nanas.
Ia berkeupayan terbang sehingga kira-kira 30 meter (100 kaki) tinggi dan boleh berada di udara selama kira-kira 20 minit.
This web based learning project is developed to enable user to learn Basic Japanese language vocabularies and grammar using e-learning platform application. Incorporating multimedia, such as, animation, songs, graphic, movie and internet might prove to be successful in turning the traditional classrooms to communicative as well as student-centered classrooms. Therefore, media such as movies or documentaries are among the best means for providing authentic speech and conversations. They are a ‘’replica’’ of everyday dialogue. This will lead to a better foreign language teaching and learning experience.
Inovasi Pintar Pengesan Merkuri Di Dalam Air Sungai
Merkuri adalah sejenis logam berat yang telah disenaraikan sebagai sepuluh kumpulan utama yang membimbangkan pihak kesihatan awam oleh Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO). Pendedahan yang berterusan kepada merkuri boleh menyebabkan penyakit yang serius terutama kepada perkembangan kanak-kanak pada peringkat awal serta memberi keburukan kepada alam sekitar melalui pembuangan bahan buangan yang tidak dirawat dari kilang loji industri.
Layer-by-layer assembled composite materials for energy storage
Energy storage performance is strongly depending on the properties of an electrode material such as the active surface area of electrode and electrode structure architecture, and the presence of active component into the electrode. Therefore, the successful formation of the high-performance supercapacitor is closely relying on the electrode properties. The present invention relates to a composition for use in an electrode, a method of fabricating the electrode and a supercapacitor having said electrode. The composition for an electrode is an electrically conductive multi-layered nanocomposition assembly comprising a plurality of layers having a plurality of materials in each layer, wherein the materials are selected from a group comprising, but not limited to, a conducting polymer, a carbon-based material, a metal oxide/hydroxide and a layered double oxide/hydroxide. The supercapacitor has excellent specific capacitance, high specific energy, high specific power, and good life cycle.
Clenbuterol is an antibiotic that is being used as a bronchodilator for breathing disorder. Clenbuterol is also illegally used as a growth enhancer for meat production in poultry industry, wherein the clenbuterol is injected into the muscle and fat tissue of animals. This is illegal as the volume exceeds the standard therapeutic dose of clenbuterol which possess threats to human health as consumer can be exposed to intoxication due to high concentration of clenbuterol in edible tissue. Among athletes, this antibiotic is illegally used above permitted level as muscle enhancer (doping) even though it is harmful and carcinogenic to human.
Inefficient use of crops’ essential nutrients especially, phosphorus in acid soils of Malaysia and elsewhere is related to high contents of aluminium and iron ions because they are fixed by these ions. The conventional method of managing for example, phosphorus fixation by aluminium and iron ions is through the use of large amounts of lime and phosphate fertilizers to saturate aluminium and iron ions. Because this practice of controlling nutrient fixation entails wastage through excessive use of non-renewable or finite resources such as inorganic limes and chemical fertilizers, the existing practice is neither economically viable nor environmental friendly. Moreover, cultivation of crops such as maize or rice leads to production of significant amount of agro-wastes. These agro-wastes are commonly burned in situ after crop harvest. This practice has been implicated in the environmental pollution. Burning of agro-wastes releases hazardous greenhouse gases and particles into the atmosphere. This causes numerous health and environmental problems. To ensure significant improvement in the well-being of farmers, we were motivated to come out with an intervention to improve soil and crop productivity not only in terms of yield and soil quality but to also reduce cost of production such that the livelihood and economic income of the farmers are significantly improved. Therefore, the transformation of the existing agro-wastes into organic amendments/conditioners.
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is a major commodity in many countries. In Malaysia, 5.8 millions hectares of oil palm plantation which producing 43.4 millinon tonnes palm oil annually.
In the wake of large-scale cultivation of the crop, a huge amount of biomass is produced that leads to a great challenge to agricultural waste management. Oil palm leaves (OPL) are produced 19.5 million tonnes annually and are considered as an underutilized oil palm biomass with low value.
Interestingly, OPLs contain large amount of flavonoids in particular flavonoid C-glycosides which are known to possess useful biological properties such as wound healing and antioxidative properties.
The conventional methods which often starts with solid-liquid extraction, followed by liquid-liquid extraction and eventually column chromatography are not only produced low efficiency, time-consuming and small scale application, the methods also require high consumption of solvent and energy.
Unhealty diet among Malaysian- A lot of Malaysians are practicising unhealty diet. Report from WHO and MANS (Malaysian Adult Nutrition study) stated that around 80% of Malaysians do not consume enough vegetables in their daily diets. This will eventually lead to health issue such as obesity, diabetic, heart problem etc. Hectic lifesytle is the norm excuses given for not taking vegetables in their diet. Cosmos powder is designed to address this problem. The powder is designed in a convenient way so that it can be incoorperated into many foods at any time.