• Foreigners ignore traffic law

    Foreigners ignore traffic law

    19/06/2011 05:00

    Taking abuse of the language barrier, many foreigners do not wear helmets while riding motorbikes in Hanoi streets. It is popular to see foreign motorists without helmets in Hanoi’s old quarter, where streets are small and traffic police rarely patrol....

  • How many billions USD in Vietnam’s sea?

    How many billions USD in Vietnam’s sea?

    19/06/2011 05:00

    The East Sea is great potential in oil and gas, many rare metals and one of the five areas with high reserves of methane hydrate, said Prof. Dr. Tran Nghi from the Hanoi University of Natural Sciences’ Geology Faculty. The US Department of Energy said...

  • High interest rates could choke growth

    High interest rates could choke growth

    19/06/2011 05:00

    With the aim of controlling inflation, the State Bank of Viet Nam has tightened the money supply. Market interest rates are averaging 19.86 per cent for short-term borrowing, according to the May review issued yesterday by the company Viet Nam Asset...

  • Biofuels may become compulsory in Vietnam

    Biofuels may become compulsory in Vietnam

    19/06/2011 05:00

    Experts and E5 petrol distributors have urged the government to take drastic measures to encourage the use of biofuels. Making biofuels (ethanol) from sliced cassava has been pointed out as an effective solution which allows replacing the fossil energy...

  • Oceanic oxygen-depleted regions pose distinct threat to marine life

    19/06/2011 05:00

    The size of low-oxygen zones created by respiring bacteria is extremely sensitive to changes in depth caused by oscillations in climate, thus posing a distant threat to marine life, a new study suggests. “The growth of low-oxygen regions is cause for concern...

  • Three Vietnamese teams to compete in SEM Asia 2011

    18/06/2011 05:00

    The Ministry of Education and Training announced on June 15 that three Vietnamese teams will compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2011 to be held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from July 6-9. The three teams, namely ‘Ice Hust’ from the Hanoi...

  • Test kit allows people to find arsenic in water

    Test kit allows people to find arsenic in water

    18/06/2011 05:00

    With the test kit invented by Engineer Le Trong Van, people can quickly discover arsenic in food, drinking and running water with the high decrees of accuracy of 90 percent within 15 minutes. According to Van from the Institute of Biochemical Technique and...

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