How can you join the ride to final frontier?

Publication date 21 July 2021 | 20:39 | ICT

Thrill-seekers might soon be able to get their adrenaline kicks – and envy-inducing Instagram snaps – from the final frontier, as space tourism finally lifts off.



  • Paris savours taste of pizza-making robots

    Sun, 11 Jul 2021 | 08:26

    Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies – but no human hands are involved in the performance.

  • Contest synergises girls and tech

    Tue, 29 Jun 2021 | 08:58

    Technovation 2021 is an international competition sponsored by a global tech-education non-profit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.

  • India tests longer-range drone flights, sets sights on Covid jab deliveries

    Sun, 27 Jun 2021 | 07:45

    An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas.

  • Indonesian women take on plastic waste by producing bricks

    Wed, 9 Jun 2021 | 04:26

    Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia’s waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning crisp bags and shampoo packets into paving bricks.

  • Rubbish remade as decor in Poipet

    Mon, 7 Jun 2021 | 11:19

    Like most businesses during the pandemic, Pho Sopha’s shop selling lotions and other goods online wasn’t going well.

  • Abundant and sustainable talipot palm trees supply natural products

    Tue, 1 Jun 2021 | 08:44

    Cambodia has millions of sugar palms dotting the countryside and the multi-purpose tree is a national icon. Another lesser-known type of palm tree – the talipot palm – is not as common in Cambodia and has had less obvious uses traditionally for agriculture or industry.

  • Seaweed and mushrooms transform fashion

    Mon, 24 May 2021 | 04:45

    From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of technological innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.

  • China wheelchair users dodge bad traffic on rough road to recognition

    Thu, 20 May 2021 | 04:33

    Cars, scooters and bicycles wait impatiently at traffic lights ready to zip across one of Shanghai’s main roads. In the thick of them sits an old man in an electric wheelchair.

  • Areca Cam rebranding betel palms

    Thu, 13 May 2021 | 10:30

    The habit of chewing betel nut among the middle-aged and elderly has faded dramatically in recent years and is rarely practiced now by young people. Now the areca palm mostly serves as a traditional symbolic offering in wedding ceremonies rather than as source of an item for daily consumption.

  • Former refugee an industry pioneer for Khmer-language 3D animation

    Tue, 11 May 2021 | 04:45

    When he was living in a refugee camp in Thailand, Phat Sophal had no idea that what he was studying there would end up forming the basis for his career and become one of his passions.