Category Archives: Science & Technology

Minister Brodjonegoro underscores need for research targeting 4 areas

Jakarta Research and Technology Minister/Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Bambang P. S. Brodjonegoro urged researchers to concentrate on four areas, including import substitution and frontier technology. “We should be able to come up with innovative products that we can take pride in,” Brodjonegoro noted while delivering the National Priority Research Fund

‘COVID-19 inhaler’: scientists prescribe caution, further research

  The Ministry of Agriculture recently announced its Veterinary Research Agency had successfully developed an eucalyptus-based aromatherapy oil necklace, roll-on, and balm, which, it claimed, could aid COVID-19 treatment. On Tuesday, several legislators raised questions about the product at a hearing session with ministry officials here. Mindo Sianipar, a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party

Investment in smelter construction off-target: Energy Ministry

Jakarta Indonesia expects to miss the investment target of US$3.7 billion for smelter construction in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and hopes to reach the target only in 2021. “The impact on production (in the mining sector) is yet (to) be seen, but there will be a slowdown in reaching the target in investment

Firetinas: Is your telethermographic scanner accurate to screen COVID-19?

SHANGHAI–(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)–Firetinas thermal scanner breaks the track record of infrared temperature measurement by 0.1 degree precision in third party laboratory report. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200524005031/en/ Infrared temperature measurement is so far the best COVID-19 screening method. After-covid reopen, Firetinas thermal scanner is widely used in schools, hospitals and transportation

ITB develops disinfection unit for personal protective equipment

Bandung a team from Microbiology Study of the Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB) has successfully developed a disinfection unit for personal protective equipment worn by the medical staff to ensure it is safer to use. Sri Harjati Suhardi, PhD., the research leader, noted in a statement issued on Tuesday that medical workers may be exposed