ABDULLAH ALHAJERI WRITES – “We too will make satellites.” These are the words of the ever-ambitious Mao Zedong, late leader of the Republic of China — words that have since reigned true. Zedong had dreams of making China the powerhouse of not only Asia but the world. How positively spacey…Full Article SPACEY CHINA: LEAVING THE U.S. ORBITING BEHIND?
MANAGING EDITOR ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH WRITES — Clubhouse has recently gained media and investment attention, having secured roughly a billion valuation-10 times higher than its actual app valuation. But what, exactly, is Clubhouse? It’s an audio chat-based social media app created during the pandemic. Users can hop in and out of…Full Article CHINA: HOW LONG CAN CLUBHOUSE LAST?
SARAH AL MUWAD WRITES– The world’s first operational robot policeman does not need a visa, insurance coverage or hours of training, and is ready to interact with residents and millions of tourists. This body of bolts and nuts, standing at 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilograms, can determine a…Full Article Dubai: A Global Tech Leader
MILES KENT WRITES– 189 lives were lost Monday when a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff outside Jakarta. This tragedy comes amid a string of recent Asian air disasters and is especially painful in light of Indonesia’s history of air disasters. In June of this year, the…Full Article DEVELOPING: Lion Air Crash— Indonesian Airline Negligence?
JABER AL SABAH WRITES — Facebook was intended to connect the world and bring people closer to each other. But the current political climate both in the US and abroad is proving to have the opposite effect—the power of connectivity is being used to harness hate and segregation. Facebook has…Full Article FACEBOOK: A TOOL FOR VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
RAHAF GABBANI WRITES– On September 21, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) broke ground by sending two robots to explore a potentially hazardous asteroid belonging to the Apollo group, Ryugu. The mission, “Hayabusa2,” marked a big step in a long-term effort to locate the origin of our solar system. One of…Full Article Japan’s Robots Discover the Texture on Asteroid’s surface