Bid to reclaim diamond from Queen
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan will today hear a petition to ask Queen Elizabeth II to return a diamond that adorns a crown which forms part of Britain's crown jewels. The Koh-i-Noor diamond was forcibly taken from Punjab province by the British more than 150 years ago, says lawyer and painter Iqbal Geoffrey. India has also claimed the diamond, now on display at the Tower of London.
Smart chip with immense potential
Nanyang Technological University scientists are unveiling a smart chip today that 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 their artificial limbs.
Malaysia factory output data out today
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.