Science and technology


Your data isn’t safe in Thailand

ASEAN has a problem as far as personal data protection goes, and at the bottom of this rung sits Thailand. In a study of privacy and surveillance of 47 countries – four of which are ASEAN – by British tech website Comparitech, Thailand was ranked ...

Sheith Khidhir

GISTDA announces Discover Thailand's Astronaut Scholarship Program

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) announced the Discover Thailand’s Astronaut Scholarship Program, which offers an opportunity for selected Thai children to witness operations at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and NASA Visitor Center.Keep watching ...

Govt defends plan for nuclear reactor

The Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Tint) has tried to quell growing public pressure over the proposed dusting off of a project to build a nuclear research reactor in Ongkharak district of Nakhon Nayok, saying the plan is still at an early stage.The project has ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Suvarnabhumi civilization project in connection with ASEAN

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency has co-opted the Suvarnabhumi Civilization with Geo-Informatics and the Space Technology project to conduct studies, research and connection with the ASEAN region.Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency Director Anon Sanitwong na Ayutthaya, said that the agency has spent ...

Tewit Kemtong

Thailand studying Japan’s satellite model

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) has teamed up with the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) to study Japan’s satellite model to seek supervisory direction for the satellite industry, in which foreign investments will be allowed after Thaicom Plc’s 20-year satellite concession ends ...

The Nation Reporter

Ban on fires not really fighting smog

Moves to control smog in the North are ineffective since the authorities are only focusing on controlling outdoor fires, experts cautioned yesterday.  With summer approaching, people in the North are now bracing for the annual seasonal haze, which normally begins in March, though academics and ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Bangkok’s vision to use data on traffic and pollution

The large urban sprawl of Bangkok is home to 9 million people and cars. The city is one of ASEAN’s fastest growing and by 2020 it is expected to host another 2 million people. As it expands, urban challenges stress city resources, infrastructure and funding.Dr. ...

Apala Bhattacharya

Pact notches up science research as Thailand seeks to take lead in Asia

The government has signed an International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, as part of its drive to take Thailand to the forefront of science.A leading scientific organisation, Geneva-based CERN uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to ...

Asina Pornwasin

Arianespace's Vega to orbit THEOS-2 for Thailand's GISTDA

Arianespace reports it will orbit THEOS-2, the very-high-resolution Earth observation optical satellite for Thailand, under the terms of a turnkey contract between Airbus Defence and Space and the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA).Using a Vega or Vega C rocket, this Earth ...

GISDA reassures public of transparency in purchase of THEOS 2 satellite

Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISDA) has reassured the public of the transparency in the purchase of the THEOS 2 Satellite, rebuffing a rumor of irregularities in the 7.8-billion-baht deal. Keep reading ...

Nuppol Suvansombut

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