SIDA meeting on 6 Dec 2014, Sat 2pm

Dear All,

Notice is hereby given that the next SIDA Meeting will be held on Saturday, 6 Dec 2014, from 2.00 pm Venue: Mr Tan’s Office.

The agenda items will be:
* Brain Stretching#5 (15 min)
* SIDA Committee matter (15 min)
* SIDA website going audio (15 min)
* Project NATIONAL (2 hr)
* Break (15min)
* Project LAPTOP (1hr)
* Invention Gossip (15min)
Total duration (~ 4 hrs)

Note:
* For Sida members who are interested to join in the meeting, please drop me a message at http://sida.org.sg/contact-us/


Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760

20141023A3_ParalysedManWalksAgainAfterCellTransplant

 

  • * A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
  • * Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

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Singapore portable guitar dehumidifier

20141022A1_Straits Times 22 Oct 2014 on SG_In tune with the needs of guitar-loving customers

  • * Singapore’s humid weather.. is a problem.. the feel of their guitars was “off”…
  • * … distortion was caused by the acoustic instrument’s wooden body absorbing moisture in the atmosphere.
  • * When a guitar absorbs moisture, it causes the wood to expand slightly, raising the distance between the strings and the fretboard.

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IPOS appointed ISA and IPEA under PCT

20141006A1_IposAppointedAsAseanFirstInternationalSearchAuthority

  • * Singapore IPOS has been appointed as an International Searching Authority (ISA), and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
  • * PCT applications can only be conducted by appointed International Authorities known as ISA and IPEA.
  • * There are currently 17 IP offices across the world being appointed to act as ISA and IPEA.
  • * … IPOS.. examiner pool, 95 percent of whom are PhD holders.
  • * … IPOS.. ability of its examiners to conduct searches in English as well as Chinese.

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Korea Invention News

This fall/winter, Korea Invention News (KINEWS) holds 3 international awarding events in Seoul, Korea. http://www.kinews.org/

  • * 5th Korea Cyber International Genius Inventor Fair, CIGIF 2014
    Award Ceremony: November 22nd in Seoul, Korea
    40 Countries were in Participation Previous Year
  • * 3rd Korea Inventor Award Festival, 2014 KIAF
    Award Ceremony: December 6th in Seoul, Korea
    30 Countries were in Participation Previous
  • * 3rd World Inventor Award Festival, 2014 WIAF
    Award Ceremony: December 13th in Seoul, Korea
    55 Countries were in Participation Previous Year

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