Profile Dody Hidayat

Dody Hidayat

Dody Hidayat manages multiple sections in Majalah Tempo: science and technology, environment, digital, and religion.

He joined Tempo in 2001 and helped compose the ‘science and technology encyclopedia’ and the ‘popular knowledge encyclopedia.’





  • New Strain of Swine Flu
    Euro

    New Strain of Swine Flu

    Discovery of a new strain of H1N1 swine flu in China rises concern that the 2009 pandemic could reemerge. The new virus may become very dangerous if it manages to transmit itself between humans and acquire highly pathogenic genes.

  • Two Roads to Corona Vaccine
    Euro

    Two Roads to Corona Vaccine

    Indonesia is taking two ways to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Bio Farma and Kalbe Farma are collaborating with vaccine makers from China and South Korea. The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology is leading an independent vaccine development.

  • Fictitious Orders For Activists
    Kolom

    Fictitious Orders For Activists

    Perpetrators of cyberterrorism against activists are exploiting weaknesses in online motorcycle taxi apps. These apps failed to detect repeated fake orders.

  • indonesian CoronaVirus
    Euro

    indonesian CoronaVirus

    Indonesia finished whole-genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating in the country. Virus samples from Indonesian patients indicate they are part of the dominant group globally.

  • Gone with the Flood

    Gone with the Flood

    An ITB researcher estimates that more than 100 coastal regencies and municipalities could disappear under the sea flood. Climate Central predicts 23 million residents in coastal regions of Indonesia would be affected by tidal flood due to rising sea level by 2050.

  • For Bird in Cage Contests

    For Bird in Cage Contests

    The environment and forestry ministry took five species of birds difficult to find in nature off the protected list. More consideration was given to birdbreeders than LIPI’s recommendation.

  • Conflict Mediators of Place of Worship
    Galeri

    Conflict Mediators of Place of Worship

    Pramadina Religion and Democracy Studies Center recommends the Religious Harmony Forum to focus not on issuing recommendation for establishment of place of worship, but rather facilitating interfaith dialogues.

  • Slow Growing Green Open Space

    Slow Growing Green Open Space

    City administrations are having difficulties meeting the green open space requirement of 30 percent of overall city area. Jakarta sets an annual growth of 23 hectares of open space, far below the ideal amount of 650 hectares.

  • Keeping Watch Without an Old Friend
    Kolom

    Keeping Watch Without an Old Friend

    WWF’s work to save the Javan rhinoceros since 1962 came to an end when the environment and forestry ministry terminated its partnership with the organization. Now WWF can no longer work at the national park.

  • The Fallout
    Kolom

    The Fallout

    Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya ended her ministry’s partnership with WWF Indonesia, impacting conservation work in 30 areas. Besides an unclear reason behind the decision, conflict among environmental activists seem to color the termination.

  • Contaminated Eggs
    Arsitektur

    Contaminated Eggs

    A research found a concentration of dioxin in chicken eggs in Tropodo, East Java, which was 80 times above the healthy standard and the second highest recorded in Asia. More tests are needed to determine if the food chain has been contaminated.

  • The 12th Tarsier of Togean
    Euro

    The 12th Tarsier of Togean

    It took more than a quarter century to ascertain that the tarsier found on the Togean islands is a completely new species. It was named Tarsius niemitzi in honor of ‘the father of tarsier biology’.

  • Detecting Fires with Hotspots
    Kolom

    Detecting Fires with Hotspots

    The detection of forest fires still relies on satellite imagery of hotspots. Drones may help.

  • Re-Greening Former Gold Mine
    Seni

    Re-Greening Former Gold Mine

    Several bamboo varieties are used to revive a plot of land in critical condition, formerly the site of illegal goldmining, in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra. Besides being good for re-greening, bamboo absorbs mercury.

  • Interpretations of Extra-Marital Sex
    Galeri

    Interpretations of Extra-Marital Sex

    A State Islamic University of Yogyakarta student in his dissertation concluded, extra-marital sexual relations do not violate Islamic law. In the end he had to revise his position for being too controversial.

  • Re-greening Former Gold Mine
    Seni

    Re-greening Former Gold Mine

    Several bamboo varieties are used to revive a plot of land in critical condition, formerly the site of illegal goldmining, in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra. Besides being good for re-greening, bamboo absorbs mercury.

  • Pitching In With the Cleanup
    Arsitektur

    Pitching In With the Cleanup

    Pertamina employed fishermen to clean up oil spilling from the YYA-1 well to the waters and beaches of Karawang, West Java. The oil spill has reached the Thousand Islands.

  • The Giant Bees
    Seni

    The Giant Bees

    The world’s largest bee species, previously thought as extinct, is apparently still found in Halmahera, North Maluku. The endangered species is hunted by collectors.

  • Mangroves are Gone as Salt Expands
    Arsitektur

    Mangroves are Gone as Salt Expands

    The customary community of Wewiku in Malaka, East Nusa Tenggara, rejects the development of industrial salt fields for being considered destructive to coastal areas. Mangrove and gebang area are now gone.

  • Magma Pockets in the Sunda Strait
    Kolom

    Magma Pockets in the Sunda Strait

    Anak Krakatau is on level three alert as it’s still erupting, its behavior unpredictable and erratic. There is still potential for a tsunami.

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