Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Feb 11, 2016

The chip could even lead to brain implants that allow disabled patients to control artificial limbs.
The chip could even lead to brain implants that allow disabled patients to control artificial limbs.PHOTO: EPA

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Feb 11, and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am. 

NTU unveils smart chip for next-gen sensors and brain implants

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists are unveiling a smart chip today which could make its way into electronic consumer devices such as remote sensors and the Internet of Things. It could even lead to brain implants that are highly accurate, energy efficient and wireless, allowing disabled patients to control artificial limbs. - SAMANTHA BOH

Court to hear bid to reclaim jewel


The Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, with the Koh-i-noor diamond. PHOTO: CROWN COPYRIGHT

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan will today (Feb 11) hear a petition to ask Queen Elizabeth II to return a diamond on a crown that forms part of Britain’s crown jewels. The Koh-i-Noor (meaning "Mountain of light" in Persian) diamond was forcibly taken from Punjab province by the British more than 150 years ago, says Anglo-Pakistani lawyer and painter Iqbal Geoffrey, 76. India has also claimed the diamond, which was last worn in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the coronation of her daughter and is currently on display in the Tower of London.

Malaysia factory output data out today 


A worker conducts a quality check on rubber-gloves at the Top Glove Corp. rubber-glove factory in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Malaysia will release today data for its industrial production for December, which is expected to have grown 0.8 per cent from a year earlier, analysts say, its weakest pace since July 2014. Factory output growth in November slipped to 1.8 per cent year-on-year on falling global demand and declines in mining production.