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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Swiss pilots will cover a staggering 35,000km in a daring attempt to become the first to fly around the world without carrying fuel. The only aircraft able to fly day and night without ... construction and testing to arrive at the launch of Solar Impulse 2- the most revolutionary aircraft of our time," they say in a statement. Not surprisingly, Solar Impulse 2 is little more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1536228/pilots-aim-first-solar-powered-aircraft-circumnavigation-globe
  2. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: Non-fiction, by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... are doing with computers today, aircraft designers did decades ago. But flight automation, like advances elsewhere that have diminished manual skills, has plusses and minuses. Of the latter, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1618391/e-audiobook-reviews-non-fiction-charmaine-chan
  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    IBM launches cognitive tool for business clients

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... IBM's data analytics to predict aircraft engine trouble. Watson Analytics clients can upload their business' data and ask the tool personalised questions like, "Who are my most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1595011/ibm-launches-cognitive-tool-business-clients
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Taipei Biennial sounds a warning about our treatment of the world

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Frazier

    ... an aircraft engine and convert it to granules of dust, which sit in a sort of puddle in the middle of one gallery; the piece is called Untitled. For Puddle, Dutch artist Marlie Mul created fake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596022/taipei-biennial-sounds-warning-about-our-treatment-world
  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... Yet the remote-controlled aircraft was not being flown by some secretive government agency, or high-budget movie producer. It was simply a man indulging a hobby. Such a scene has become increasingly common as cheaper and more innovative technology makes remote-controlled aircraft affordable to the general public. And it's particularly common in Hong Kong, where amateurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by its potential," he said. Water produces more friction, or drag, on an object than air, which means conventional submarines cannot travel as fast as an aircraft. However, during the cold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Overblown Triennale in need of a unifying theme

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by David Frazier

    ... aircraft splashing into the ocean by fellow American Dihn Q. Le. For an installation by a group called the Temporary Foundation, a Japanese hip hop artist will rap the Japanese constitution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1579178/overblown-triennale-need-unifying-theme
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Dedicated e-readers are being superseded by tablets and big-screen phones

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:34pm by Jamie Carter

    ... says. The death of the e-reader is a shame, particularly for avid readers and travellers for whom the device has always been better suited to long stints in aircraft, airports, buses and trains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1573500/dedicated-e-readers-are-being-superseded-tablets-and-big-screen
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - Drones

    Everyday drones will soon take to the skies for alls sorts of reasons

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal As technology advances, the autonomous aircraft will become more common in our daily lives, be they delivering pizzas or inspecting dams Everyday drones will soon take to the skies Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk besides you- it's airborne. Developed by a French start-up called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556647/everyday-drones-will-soon-take-skies-alls-sorts-reasons
  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The researchers tested the ability of two bacteria, MRSA and E.coli O157:H7, to survive on surfaces in aircraft. MRSA lasted longest (168 hours) on material from the seat-back pocket, while E. coli ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1518799/lab-report

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