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[INNOVATION] Poladrone: Revolutionising Agriculture Industry with Drones, One Flight at a Time

Drones are revolutionising agriculture and it looks like this may be the new future of agricultural produce. With the help of aerial data, drones can provide farmers with digital data to improve efficiency. Enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), drones help to gather accurate data and relay it back to a cloud server or some other analytics service. Today, the application of drone technology can be seen in oil palm plantations and paddy fields.

[OPINION] Living with COVID-19 – Is Malaysia Ready?

In recent days and weeks there have been statements made about moving from a Covid-19 pandemic state to an endemic phase by the end of October 2021. The argument for this is higher adult vaccination rates that will be achieved nationwide by that time period. So we need to ask this question: Is Malaysia ready to move to an endemic phase by the end of October 2021?

[Q&A] Can Ivermectin treat or prevent Covid-19?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently urged people not to take Ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. This warning came after it has received multiple reports of patients hospitalised after taking the medication. Science Media Centre Malaysia spoke to University Sains Malaysia’s virologist and immunologist, Dr Leow Chiuan Yee to understand the potential risks of use for prevention or treatment of COVID-19.