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  • Tips Keselamatan Ketika Melayari Internet

    Berapa banyak masa yang diperuntukkan sehari untuk anda melayari internet, tidak kiralah sama ada di PC ataupun di telefon pintar anda? Agak lama juga bukan?

    Terdapat kemungkinan bahawa anda mungkin telah melakukan beberapa perkara tidak patut anda lakukan ketika berada dalam talian. Oleh itu di sini saya senaraikan, beberapa perkara yang patut/tidak patut anda lakukan ketika berada dalam talian dan melayari internet.

    1. Jangan Hantar Informasi Peribadi/Sulit

    Melalui WiFi Awam

    Kelemahan WiFi awam yang paling ketara sekali ialah ia boleh diakses oleh sesiapa sahaja. Jika mereka yang mendapatkan akses tersebut adalah dari kalangan orang yang hanya sekadar mahu menggunakan internet, ianya tidak menjadi masalah.
    Namun masalah bermula jika mereka yang tersebut adalah dari kalangan penggodam, mahupun script kiddies yang hanya mahu menguji ilmu newbie yang baru dipelajari.

    2. Gunakan Incognito Mode (Chrome) atau Private Browsing (Firefox)

    Perkara ini penting, tambahan lagi sekiranya anda menggunakan komputer selain dari milik anda sendiri, ataupun jika anda ingin meminjamkan komputer anda kepada rakan, maka incognito mode/private browsing dapat membantu untuk tidak merekodkan sebarang data peribadi mereka.
    Melainkan anda memang sengaja hendak log masuk ke akaun mereka. Itu bukan hal saya lagi. Tapi kalau ada profit jangan lupa PM tepi.

    3. Jangan Sesekali Kongsikan Nombor Telefon Anda Secara Terbuka

    Saya biasa terlihat para pengguna internet yang ‘rajin’ berkongsi nombor telefon mereka di ruangan komen sama ada di Facebook ataupun di blog-blog. Cara yang lebih selamat untuk berkongsi ialah dengan menghantar mesej peribadi (PM) ke inbox individu yang ingin anda kongsikan nombor telefon anda.
    Kita tidak tahu, ada mata-mata psiko yang sentiasa mencari jalan untuk merosakkan suasana hidup orang lain. Siapa tahu, nombor anda disalin oleh orang gila seks? Suka?

    4. Jangan Berkongsi Lokasi Percutian Anda Serta Tempohnya

    Sebaiknya jika anda ingin berkongsi tentang percutian anda, buatlah apabila anda sudahpun selesai bercuti dan pulang ke rumah. Kenapa?
    Apabila anda memberitahu juga tempoh dan tempat percutian anda, ia bererti anda memberitahu seluruh dunia tempoh anda tidak berada di rumah, dan ini memungkinkan anda dirompak orang. Rumah kosong bro, perompak mana yang tak suka?

    5. Jangan berkongsi Kata Laluan Akaun Meskipun Dengan Kekasih

    Bukan saya hendak doakan anda yang ‘bukan-bukan’, tetapi manusia boleh berubah. Seseorang yang kelihatan seperti penyayang boleh berubah serta-merta menjadi orang gila apabila ‘triggered‘ oleh sesuatu.
    Bayangkan kekasih anda (contohnya lah) secara tiba-tiba menjadi ‘isim’ dan melakukan sesuatu di luar apa yang anda fikirkan. Kata laluan Facebook anda ditukar, dan setiap post-post di Facebook selepas itu adalah sesuatu yang tidak baik untuk imej anda serta keluarga.

    Ini adalah satu contoh. Perkara pokoknya jangan sesekali berkongsi kata laluan apa jua akaun dengan sesiapapun.

    Sumber: Fix and Go

  • 3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

    Over the past few months, the Chinese government has piloted ways to incorporate drones into their response to Coronavirus.
    Image: XAG

    In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and how our children are educated. It’s also pushing public health authorities to develop new ways to deliver healthcare.

    Over the past few months, the Chinese government has been piloting ways to incorporate drones into their response to Coronavirus. These initial experiments may serve as a model for other countries looking to respond to the current health crisis. Longer term, they can provide lessons for how public and private health systems can incorporate drone technology into their planning to mitigate future pandemics.

    Here are three areas where drones have been a key tool in responding to COVID-19:

    Aerial spray and disinfection

    Drones originally designed to spray pesticides for agricultural applications were adapted in China to spray disinfecting chemicals in some public spaces and on epidemic prevention vehicles traveling between impacted areas. (Coronavirus is mainly transmitted via respiratory droplets and can also spread by touching contaminated surfaces. Disinfectant spray helps reduce these transmission mechanisms.)

    “Compared with hand spray, drone spray has many advantages in terms of efficiency, consistency,” noted Justin Gong, co-founder of agricultural drone company XAG. Depending on the application, drone spray can be fifty times more efficient than people spraying.

    To ensure the safety of aerial disinfection operations, XAG Technology, DJI Agriculture, China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association, China Agricultural University Research Centre for Medical Equipment and Application Technology and other relevant agencies jointly published a series of operational guidance and technical specifications to communicate with local authorities and make sure that all efforts were conducted in a safe and scientific manner.

    Drones were an efficient way to apply disinfectant to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Image: XAG

    Transport of samples

    Delivering medical samples by drone can significantly reduce unnecessary human contact throughout the transport cycle. It can also speed feedback for critical tests needed by patients and medical workers.

    Testing drone delivery for medical samples began last month, at a time when the virus had already killed 600 people in the country and infected 28,000. Early last February, a drone loaded with medical testing supplies took off from the People’s Hospital of Xinchang County, Zhejiang Province and flew to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention located 3 km away. As a result, a journey that would have taken 20 minutes by ground transport took only 6, cutting delivery time by more than half.

    This effort required close coordination with a variety of groups and agencies, including the Hangzhou Municipal Government, its health department (and subset healthcare facilities), drone company Antwork, and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to approve routes and ensure proper safety measures were taken. At the peak of the operation, it ran 20 more flights every day.

    “At the moment of life and death, the air transport network can significantly confine the flow of people, avoid unnecessary physical contact and prevent secondary transmission,” said Lv Yinxiang, Secretary of the Party Committee of the County People’s Hospital. “Medical samples delivered through air can shrink the delivery time…while saving precious field resources.”

    Consumer drone delivery

    Drone delivery of consumer items can ensure that people have access to food and other goods – and make it easier for citizens to keep to recommendations limiting human contact.

    Consumer delivery was challenging in parts of China even before the virus thanks to difficult landscapes – like Anxin’s series of semi-isolated islands. In that village, routine grocery deliveries typically required three modes of transport. Goods were shipped to a main pier, ferried to each island, and then distributed by foot. When counter-virus measures suspended the ferry service, driving along the peninsula’s rugged and narrow road could take more than 2 hours in a single trip to cover 100 km.

    Drones in some parts of China sped the delivery of much-needed consumer goods as residents were asked to limit travel.
    Image: JD

    Drone delivery quickly became a feasible alternative. With the support from the local government, e-commerce company JD deployed its drone team. That team quickly conducted ground surveys, designed flight corridors, requested airspace access permission and conducted final flight tests. In just a few days, several drone delivery corridors were put in place replacing hours-long drives with a 2 km flight that could be completed in just 10 minutes.

    Lessons learned

    The coronavirus outbreak in China has led to significant experimentation with many emerging technologies, including drones. While these projects and demonstrations are still in their earliest phases, we can begin to draw some lessons that can be useful to health authorities around the world.

    Data needs to be gathered and shared about the efficacy of these applications so health authorities can assess the impact on disease transmission, any cost savings, and service improvements for the overall health system. Currently this data is often considered to be proprietary by companies and sensitive by authorities, but a commitment by authorities to release this information or a trusted neutral party with access to the data could ensure other health systems are able to learn from these experiences.

    Drones need to be integrated into planned health responses. As the results from Coronavirus response efforts in China to blood delivery in Rwanda and Ghana to Dengue prevention in Fiji become clearer, we should be able to preplant how drones will be used during disease outbreaks and make appropriate investments rather than relying on ad hoc experimentation.

    “These lessons can reshape how we protect and care for people during health emergencies.”

    —Junwei Yang, Timothy Reuter, World Economic Forum

    Coordination between the public and private sector is essential. Drones are subject to strict regulation outside of consumer use and civil aviation authorities need to respond quickly to requests for health applications while preserving the safety of the airspace and those on the ground. Right now, flight requests are being approved on an exceptional basis, but in the future there should be clear regulations put in place that define how to conduct these applications.

    The civil aviation authority is working with industry, health officials and security services to put these policies into place. The CAAC unmanned aerial system office leadership stated, “Drones are playing key roles in managing the COVID-19 outbreak… It proves that lessons learnt from real world practices are critical for developing a sound regulatory framework whereby the potential of drone technology can be realized.”

    As the world continues to tackle this crisis, these lessons can reshape how we protect and care for people during health emergencies.

    Source: Aeronerve

  • Ilmuwan Penemu 4G, 5G dan 6G, Terinspirasi Al-Quran dan Hadis

    Pakar Coding dan Telekomunikasi Indonesia daripada Institusi Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Dr. Eng. Khoirul Anwar mengungkapkan hikmah luar biasa yang dia dapatkan saat mempelajari ayat-ayat Al-Quran dan Hadis dalam penelitian.

    Profesor pemilik 8 paten antarabangsa dalam bidang telekomunikasi ini mengaku mendapatkan inspirasi daripada Al-Quran dan Sunnah dalam penemuan teori-teori dasar bagi teknologi 5G dan 6G.

    “Sumber inspirasi yang mampu menghadirkan ilham ketika mencari pendekatan coding yang terbaik yang pada akhirnya membawa kepada penemuan teori-teori dasar bagi teknologi 5G dan 6G, ” kata lelaki yang berasal dari Kediri lulusan Jurusan Teknik Elektro ITB yang lulus dengan kepujian (IPK: ~4.00) pada tahun 2000 itu dalam Seminar Ilmiah Antarabangsa Mata Air 2020 anjuran Kelompok Keahlian Ilmu-Ilmu Kemanusiaan (KKIK), ITB, Sabtu (7/3).

    Peneliti berasal dari Indonesia ini telah membanggakan Indonesia dengan prestasi di peringkat antarabangsa.

    Beliau merupakan penemu dan sekaligus pemilik paten teknologi 4G berasaskan OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing).

    Penemuan ini kemudian mendapat penghargaan Best Paper untuk kategori Young Scientist di Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC) 2010 – Spring pada 16-19 Mei 2010 di Taiwan. Kini hasil penemuan yang telah dipatenkan itu digunakan oleh sebuah perusahaan elektronik yang terbesar di Jepun.

    Para ilmuwan yang lain, Dr Qoriah Serigar yang juga Pensyarah ITB mengangkat tema “Kehidupan Beragama Masyarakat Digital Sebagai Sebuah Kajian Tekno-agama”. Beliau memberikan pandangan tentang pelbagai pengaruh teknologi pada ilmu pengetahuan dan kehidupan beragama masyarakat.

    “Terutama masyarakat moden yang saat ini amat bergantung kepada teknologi digital. Oleh itu, sangat penting untuk dijangkakan kesan positif dan negatif dari teknologi agar tidak melunturkan nilai-nilai agama,” ujarnya.

    Sementara itu, Pimpinan Majalah Ilmiah Mata Air, Astri Kartini Alafta yang turut menyokong aktiviti ini dengan tema “Islamic Civilization and its Proclivity to Science: A Forgotten History of Dark Ages” mengatakan, saat dunia barat dalam kegelapan, justeru menjadi era emas bagi dunia Islam.

    “Kala dunia barat dalam abad kegelapan yang mendera pada saat itu tidaklah berlaku bagi dunia Islam, sehingga tepat bila dikatakan bahawa pada masa itu ada kegelapan bagi dunia barat, namun terang bagi dunia Timur,” kata Astri Kartini Alafta.

    Bahkan dipaparkannya perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan di barat berhutang besar kepada penterjemahan dan perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan yang dilakukan oleh dunia islam pada masa itu.

    Dr. Saleh Yucel dari Charles Sturt University dalam kesempatan ini juga membongkarkan fakta mencengangkan tentang penemu Amerika Syarikat. Dikatakannya, Columbus bukanlah orang pertama yang sampai ke benua Amerika.

    “Bukti-bukti arkeologi menunjukkan banyak sekali penemuan yang didapatkan di Amerika Syarikat dan Mexico yang menunjukkan keberadaan orang-orang Islam di benua tersebut, jauh sebelum Colombus datang,” ujarnya.

    Salih juga memberikan berbagai bukti akademik yang telah diterbitkan di Amerika sendiri. “Amerika sendiri meragukan Columbus yang pertama datang ke benua itu kerana bukti menunjukkan keberadaan peradaban Islam.”tegasnya.

    Sedangkan peneliti dari KKIK ITB, Dr. Syihabuddin menjelaskan mukjizat tersirat dan tersimpan dalam ayat-ayat Al-Quran. Salah satunya terkait dengan pendekatan linguistik dalam memahami fakta-fakta tersirat dari Surah Saba’ ayat 10-12.

    Sumber: Asian Muslim

  • Industry 4.0 And The Career Opportunities It Presents

    Industry 4.0 involves digitalising manufacturing and business processes to create Smart Factories. The objectives are to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and develop new sales opportunities. It offers opportunities for your career too.

    Importantly, we are only at the beginning of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution. In fact, when we use the term Smart Factory, we have an idea of what it is, but there is no real-life model to use as an example. This is because some of the technologies that will be in the Smart Factories of the future have yet to be developed.

    What does this all mean for your career? In simple terms, skilled individuals are required to create the technologies, business processes, implementation strategies, and support solutions that will make Industry 4.0 a tangible reality.

    In other words, Industry 4.0 offers a vast breadth of career opportunities in a range of different fields.

    The Current Landscape

    Right now, manufacturers in various sectors are exploring and implementing solutions that come under the Industry 4.0 umbrella. This includes solutions to automate a manufacturing process, for example. It also includes solutions that provide real-time data in a usable format to help with decision-making and critical business planning.

    Factories around the world are also implementing robot technology, including autonomous vehicles. The cloud is crucially important too, with old in-house IT infrastructures being replaced by more flexible, adaptable, and secure cloud solutions.

    In other words, Industry 4.0 is not something that will start at some time in the future. Instead, it is here and now. Most companies take its implementation on a stage-by-stage basis, but you can be sure they are doing one of two things: actively implementing a solution that comes under the Industry 4.0 umbrella; or, considering the next project they should give the green light to.

    This all means the time to start thinking about a future career within Industry 4.0 is now.

    Top Industry 4.0 Careers

    • Controls Systems Engineer
    • Automation Engineer
    • Validation Engineer
    • Equipment Systems Engineer
    • Data Scientist
    • Robotics Engineer
    • IT Solution Architect
    • UI and UX Designer
    • Project Manager

    How Can You Take Advantage Of Industry 4.0 Career Opportunities?

    If you are currently studying for your degree, or are about to start, you should consider engineering courses that focus on the specialties that Industry 4.0 employers need.

    In addition, continuous upskilling is critical. This applies whatever stage you are at in your career because the technologies, knowledge, and skills required to deliver, support, and develop Industry 4.0 solutions are constantly evolving.

    You then must look for opportunities with companies at the cutting edge of Industry 4.0 technology development and implementation. At SL Controls, for example, we offer Factory Automation, controls, and validation solutions as well as products that make factories practically smarter.

    For example, our product TOTALbatch automates a process that is essential to all pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as manufacturers in other industries. It not only improves accuracy and record-keeping, but also significantly improves efficiency.

    This is just one example of an Industry 4.0 technology being implemented in Ireland’s manufacturing industry today.

    The opportunities for you are countless, so the time to look at a career in Industry 4.0 is now – check out our Industry 4.0 careers now.

    Source: SL Controls

  • 10 UAV Jobs of the Future

     

    In the next three to five years (2018 to 2020), analysts expect the domestic commercial use of drones to boom across dozens of industries, from law enforcement to Hollywood moviemaking.

    The widespread commercial use of drones is predicted to inject $13.6 billion in the U.S. economy over the next three years and create 70,000 jobs in both drone manufacturing and flight operations [source: AUVSI]. Future drone pilots are already enrolling by the hundreds in UAV training programs at colleges like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and the University of North Dakota [source: Kolpak].

    You might be surprised by who’s making use of drone technology Here are 10 UAV jobs that are set to explode over the next decade.

    10) Wildlife Conservationist

    A ground crew takes data and fits a tracking collar to a wild elephant after it was darted by Kenya Wildlife Service. Drones protect elephants from armed poachers in remote parts of Kenya.

    The greatest advantage of drones is the ability to go places that are too remote or dangerous for a human being. The military exploits this advantage to run missions deep in enemy territory. Wildlife conservationists use UAVs to monitor and protect fragile species in danger zones across the planet.

    Outside the U.S., groups like the World Wildlife Fund are protecting elephants and rhinos from armed poachers in remote parts of Kenya and Nepal with a squadron of surveillance drones paid for by Google.

    9) Energy Inspector

     

     

     

     

    8) Search and Rescue

    BP is experimenting with drones equipped with thermal cameras that can detect leaks and weak spots along the trans-Alaska pipeline, for a fraction of the cost of a helicopter.

     

    Drones are also proving indispensable for inspecting the massive turbine blades of wind farms, which can be hundreds of feet above the ground. Huge solar energy operations with acres and acres of panels are also partnering with drone outfitters to detect broken panels and defective turbines using automated swarms of aerial cameras. Drones can even be used to scare off birds and other wild animals that could get injured or damage remote equipment. 

    8) Search and Rescue

    Workers operate a drone through the debris caused by the crash of EgyptAir 990 in search of a second flight recorder in 1999.

    When a Category 5 hurricane drills into a densely populated coastline, or a mudslide buries a remote village, one of the hardest tasks of search-and-rescue crews is simply getting to the site of the disaster. Drones offer an effective combination of maneuverability and high-tech imaging to locate survivors in the most extreme disaster conditions.

    A lightweight search-and-rescue drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera can fly low over a disaster site scanning the wreckage for signs of life. Rescue workers can save valuable time by focusing on known survivors instead of randomly digging through debris in the remote chance of finding life.

    7) Drone Journalist

    A journalist operates a drone outside the Pretoria High Court on in Pretoria, South Africa during the trial of Oscar Pistorius.

     

    The newsroom of the future will absolutely include a fleet of UAVs armed with high-definition cameras to capture live breaking news events and give a bird’s-eye perspective on important stories.After a 2015 cyclone ravaged the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, NBC News captured startling footage of the fresh wreckage with a drone. And when the BBC assembled a collection of feature stories honoring the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, it produced a remarkable aerial video shot by a soaring drone.

    6) Drone Farmer

    A UAV flies over a vineyard in Bordeaux, France; it is equipped with an infrared camera to determine the optimal maturity of the grapes, allowing them to be harvested at different times.

    Agriculture, surprisingly, is expected to provide some of the most fertile ground for the widespread use of UAVs [source: AeroVironment]. We’re not talking about the folksy family farm down the road. The types of farms and ranches that would most benefit from drones are massive operations covering hundreds or even thousands of acres.

    Drones will become a critical component of what’s called precision agriculture. In the past, farmers would apply the same amount of fertilizer across an entire field, even if nutrient levels fluctuated greatly from one acre of soil to the next. The same was true for pesticides: Instead of hand-inspecting plants row by row, farmers would douse the entire crop with chemicals to prevent an outbreak.

    In the near future, a drone equipped with infrared imaging cameras could detect chlorophyll levels in leaves, creating a detailed fertility map for an entire field. The next drone, armed with GPS coordinates and fertilizer, could spray the plants that need it most, cutting down on costs and potentially harmful chemical runoff.

    And when harvest time approaches, farmers could inspect the ripeness of tomatoes and pumpkins in far-flung fields without hiring teams of workers to walk the rows. You could even envision a vacuum-equipped drone that could suck up samples of insects to determine the precision application of pesticides.

    5) Police Drone Operator

    Members of a French police intervention unit take positions while a drone flies outside a building where a man is barricaded with his children and threatening their safety.

    A pair of dangerous convicts have escaped from the local prison and are believed to be hiding out in an overgrown corn field. The men might be armed, but the cops can’t be sure. They could send in a police helicopter, but its noisy approach would tip off the fugitives to lay low. Plus, most local police forces can’t afford a helicopter.

    Stowed in the trunk of the squad car and assembled in minutes, a police drone can quietly buzz over the field, capturing real-time infrared and thermal images to locate the fugitives. The cameras could also detect if the men are armed or injured, critical information for planning their capture while protecting officers’ lives.

    Drone-assisted police work is already a reality in cities and towns across America, but has run into strong resistance from privacy advocates who fear the emergence of a Big Brother-like police state. For the most part, police drones have been limited to search-and-rescue operations, or taking aerial photos of an accident or crime scene.

    4) Drone-assisted Property Management

    Dmitry Lipinsy, who owns Icedam Liquidators, uses a drone to see above a roof in Boston while Jesus Foentes uses steam to clear the ice off it.

    Browse local real estate listings online and you usually see slideshows of static photos taken from the corners of empty rooms. Now imagine a real estate listing featuring a high-definition video that takes you soaring over the rooftop down to the backyard, then in through the open back door and up the stairs to the master bedroom. Sure beats a lawn sign.

    Drones will be a huge boon to real estate and property management professionals, as soon as the FAA gives them permission to fly. The FAA is issuing permits on a case-by-case basis to businesses that employ drones to film real estate marketing videos, but the National Association of Realtors encourages its members to hold off until the UAV regulations are loosened.

    It doesn’t stop with listings. Home inspectors could use drones to survey hard-to-reach exteriors. Condominium boards in congested cities could check the condition of roofs and high-rise apartment exteriors without investing in specialized equipment and personnel. In the city of Somerville outside of Boston, the mayor recently employed drones to gauge snow levels on the roofs of public buildings like schools and hospitals to avoid a potential collapse.

    Drones could even be used for security, helping to spot trespassers or burglars in a gated community, with the information relayed to police – assuming this kind of surveillance is allowed.

    3) Aerial ISP

    An employee of MAVinci assembles a camera-quipped Sirius UAV in Germany. Hundreds of projects in Europe are underway to develop civilian UAVs.

    Internet.org has a lofty goal, providing affordable high-speed Internet access to every single person on the planet. The proposed solution is even loftier – literally. The Facebook-led initiative is building a fleet of solar-powered drones that will beam down the Internet to rural and remote communities from 65,000 feet (20 kilometers) [source: Zuckerberg].

    Two-thirds of the world is currently without high-speed Internet access [source: Zuckerberg]. For Internet.org, this represents a tremendous untapped resource of world-changing ideas waiting to be shared. The idea is to provide a source of wireless Internet connectivity that’s more cost-effective than building thousands of cell phone-style radio towers, but more powerful than a distant satellite.

    In late 2014, Airbus unveiled Zephyr, a super-lightweight drone covered in paper-thin solar cells that continuously recharges its battery-powered electric engines for potentially endless flight. Satellites typically circumvent our planet at 250 miles (402 kilometers) from Earth’s surface, but Zephyr can be stationed at a fixed point at 65,000 feet (19,812 meters) for long periods. The lower altitude means a stronger signal can be beamed to a wide swath of users [source: Grobart].

    Facebook’s Internet.org snatched up some of Zephyr’s creators to work on its own solar-powered drones, and Google recently bought Titan Aerospace – another manufacturer of high-altitude drones – to pursue its own initiative for global Internet connectivity [sources: ZuckerbergBBC].

    2) Drone Cinematographer

    A drone camera took this aerial shot of a castle in Ireland

    The first-ever Drone Film Festival was held in New York City in 2014 to celebrate the art of drone cinematography. Winning submissions included a hypnotic aerial tour of the Santa Monica Pier; a colorful music video by OK Go! featuring a Busby Berkeley-style bird’s-eye dance routine and a short film imagining what it would look like if you strapped a GoPro camera to Superman.

    Drones are fast becoming the darling of low-budget filmmakers looking to capture the kind of shots formerly reserved for Hollywood blockbusters. No need to rent budget-busting helicopters, cranes or booms for those magnificent aerial tracking shots. A $1,000 drone and the right HD camera will do quite nicely [source: Watercutter]

    1) Drone Package Delivery Services

    A quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at DHL headquarters in Berlin. The company was testing the delivery of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn.

    Amazon, the online retailing Goliath, shipped an estimated 608 million packages in 2013 [source: Bensinger and Stevens]. Most arrive by U.S. mail or a private package delivery service from Amazon’s global network of fulfillment centers, shipping everything from books to diapers to 4K ultra-HD TVs. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, your packages will arrive in two days or less, at no extra cost.

    But two days isn’t good enough for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who envisions a new way of getting Amazon products into the hands of online shoppers – via drones, of course!

    Amazon Prime Air, if ever approved by the FAA, would use autonomous drones to deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds (2 kilograms) to your doorstep in a zippy 30 minutes or less. Eighty-six percent of goods sold on Amazon weigh less than 5 pounds, so that could be a lot of drones in space [source: Misener].

    Source: Aeronerve

  • IR4.0 tambah minat pelajar sertai TVET

    KUALA LUMPUR: Revolusi Industri 4.0 (IR4.0) mampu menjadi pemangkin kepada usaha kerajaan menjadikan Pendidikan Teknikal dan Latihan Vokasional (TVET) sebagai pilihan utama pelajar untuk menyambung pengajian.

    Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Steven Sim, yakin IR4.0 akan memacu minat pelajar sekolah terhadap TVET, sekali gus meningkatkan penyertaan mereka dalam bidang itu pada masa depan.

    “Dulu mungkin susah (untuk tarik minat pelajar sertai TVET) kerana orang lihat TVET sebagai pilihan kedua kepada bidang akademik dan sijil.

    “Tapi IR4.0 tertumpu kepada pekerjaan berasaskan kemahiran dan teknikal, bukan teori dan akademik.

    “Dalam aspek ini, saya lihat IR4.0 mampu untuk memacu minat dan penyertaan dalam bidang TVET serta pendidikan berasaskan kemahiran dan teknikal,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas menyampaikan ucapan dasar pada program Meningkatkan Peluang Pekerjaan untuk Generasi Muda dalam Komanwel (I-Work) di sini, hari ini.

    Yang turut hadir, Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pendidikan Politeknik dan Kolej Komuniti Kementerian Pendidikan, Tan Sri Dr Mohammad Naim Yaakub dan Pengarah British Council Malaysia, Sarah Deverall.

    Mengulas lanjut, Sim memaklumkan, pihaknya juga sedang merangka program pensijilan jangka pendek kepada pelajar Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) untuk mempersiapkan pelajarnya berdepan cabaran IR4.0.

    “Saya sudah berbincang dengan syarikat teknologi terkemuka seperti IBM untuk mereka tawarkan kursus pensijilan jangka pendek, contohnya dalam bidang robotik atau data analitik,” katanya.

    Tegasnya, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan juga mahu semua pelajar dalam bidang TVET turut dilengkapi kemahiran penting lain seperti komunikasi, pemikiran kritis dan kepemimpinan supaya mereka memiliki prospek dalam kerjaya.

    “Jika tiada prospek dalam kerja, lambat-laun mereka akan putus asa dan jadi pemandu Grab dan Foodpanda.

    “Ini akan membazirkan sumber yang dilaburkan ke atas pelajar itu, bayangkan setahun, dua tahun pendidikan percuma diberikan kepada mereka,” katanya.

    Sumber: Berita Harian Online

  • TVET diajar semula ikut kehendak industri – PM

    PUTRAJAYA: Penawaran program pengajian Pendidikan Teknikal dan Latihan Vokasional (TVET) akan dikaji dan diajarkan semula mengikut kehendak industri bagi menyediakan graduan berdasarkan bidang tumpuan ekonomi mengikut wilayah atau lokaliti yang dikenal pasti dalam Wawasan Kemakmuran Bersama (WKB) 2030.

    Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang juga pemangku Menteri Pendidikan berkata, selari dengan Wawasan Kemakmuran Bersama, TVET dijadikan sebagai antara pemboleh daya yang dapat menyumbang ke arah pembentukan negara membangun yang makmur dan inklusif.

    Bagi tahun 2020, katanya Kementerian Pendidikan (KPM) dan semua kementerian penyedia TVET yang lain akan memberi penekanan terhadap pelaksanaan Peta Strategi Pemerkasaan TVET yang telah dihasilkan oleh Jawatankuasa Kabinet Pemerkasaan TVET.

    Ia bagi menghasilkan graduan TVET yang seimbang, holistik dan berciri keusahawanan seterusnya menjadi pekerja berkemahiran tinggi yang menyumbang terhadap produktiviti dan pertumbuhan ekonomi negara, katanya.

    “Kesemua pihak terbabit perlu memastikan wawasan TVET yang diterajui industri bagi mengurangkan permasalahan ketidaksesuaian kemahiran, kebergantungan kepada buruh asing dan akhirnya menghasilkan graduan TVET yang memenuhi keperluan industri dapat kita capai,” katanya pada majlis amanat dan aspirasi bersama warga Kementerian Pendidikan di sini, hari ini.

    Dalam pada itu, Dr Mahathir berkata bagi menyediakan murid mengharungi Revolusi Industri Keempat, KPM akan memastikan peningkatan pendidikan Sains, Teknologi, Kejuruteraan dan Matematik (STEM) dari pelbagai segi.

    Peningkatan itu termasuklah bilangan murid yang mengambil mata pelajaran STEM, kemahiran penyampaian guru, aktiviti kolaboratif bersama pihak industri dan penglibatan ibu bapa dalam memupuk minat murid untuk mengambil STEM, katanya.

    “Untuk menarik lebih ramai murid menyertai bidang STEM, mulai tahun ini, kementerian telah menyediakan lebih banyak opsyen untuk murid memilih mata pelajaran elektif di bawah pakej STEM selain sastera dan kemanusiaan,” katanya.

    Dr Mahathir berkata Pelantar Pembelajaran Digital Kementerian yang dibangunkan pada 1 Julai 2019 akan terus digiat dan dimantapkan tahun ini sebagai pemangkin pengajaran dan pembelajaran digital dalam kalangan guru dan murid melalui kebolehcapaian bahan yang lebih mudah dan meluas.

    “Kandungan kurikulum juga dirangka merangkumi elemen-elemen seperti Objek Rangkaian Internet (IoT), pengekodan, robotik dan data raya atau big data dalam mata pelajaran di sekolah rendah dan menengah untuk menarik minat murid dan memudahkan penguasaan ilmu yang hendak disampaikan,” katanya. – BERNAMA

    PERDANA Menteri merangkap pemangku Menteri Pendidikan, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad bersama anak-anak Orang Asli suku kaum Temuan dari Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Melut, Dengkil selepas menyampaikan Amanat dan Aspirasi Kementerian Pendidikan di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya (PICC). – Foto BERNAMA

     

    Sumber: Berita Harian Online

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