The person to initiated this scientific conference on soft matter is Prof. Tran Anh Tuan from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In nature, soft matter exists in various physical forms of liquid, colloids, polymers, foams, gels, or liquid crystals. It has a high ability of distortion, and thus is implemented in a wide range of fields. Some of the most prominent applications of soft matter nowadays are to invent new material, to use for tissue and organ culture techniques in the medical field. In the conference Prof. Jean-Francois Joanny, student of the Nobel winner on soft matter Prof. Pierre-Gilles Gennes (from France), shared interesting international researches on the strange medical relationship between earthworm and human cells, which is still a mystery until now. The conference attracted the participation of nearly 100 professors and young scientists from 19 nations in the world. It will take place until July 20.By NGOC OAI – Translated by Thanh Tam … [Read more...] about First conference on soft matter held in Vietnam
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Former National Assembly Office Chairman and member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Vũ Mão. — VNA/VNS File Photo The parliament last week grilled Government leaders and ministers on a wide range of hot-button issues. Former National Assembly (NA) Office Chairman Vũ Mão speaks to Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper on the need for action after Q&A sessions. The Q&A sessions last week have included frank exchanges between NA deputies and cabinet members. How do you rate the performances in these sessions, from the perspective of someone familiar with parliamentary activities? Q&A sessions have been getting progressively more professional and effective. The lively discussions are a necessary part of parliamentary activities. The motto of ‘quick questions and concise answers’ coupled with back-and-forth arguments serves to highlight what each cabinet member … [Read more...] about Talk is cheap, it’s action that matters
Đỗ Tuấn Anh. — Photo thanhnien.vn HÀ NỘI — Four university students in the northern province of Thái Nguyên, who were found to have carried out cyberattacks to steal nearly VNĐ5 billion (US$214,000), have been arrested. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement last Friday that its investigators had detected the group using high-tech methods to steal money from businesses that operate intermediary payment services and e-wallets. Investigators detained the students and searched their houses in the nearby provinces of Quảng Ninh and Vĩnh Phúc last Wednesday. The suspects are Nguyễn Thị Anh from Vĩnh Phúc, Nguyễn Thị Bảo Thoa and Đỗ Tuấn Anh, all three aged 23, and an older brother, Đỗ Vân Phi, 24, from Quảng Ninh. They are students at Thái Nguyên University. Investigators seized cash … [Read more...] about Police arrest student hackers
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?
Vietnamese student Cao Đình Thắng (left) accepting third prize in a Russian music festival at an award ceremony held at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow on December 18. - VNA/VNS Photo Hồng QuânViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese fouth-year student Cao Đình Thắng from the Moscow Tchaikovski Conservatory won third prize in mixing sounds for wind instruments orchestra (wind ensemble harmonisation) at a recent music festival for wind instrument artists in Russia. The annual festival, which has been held since 2013, aims to enhance training quality and update teaching methods at music institutions throughout Russia. It also promotes co-operation in composing, encourages exchange of creative achievements by young composers, introduces classic works and educates young people in the arts. This year’s event included performing and composing contests and workshops on professional matters that gathered students, … [Read more...] about VN student wins prize at Russian wind instrument festival