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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS TOM YAM

    Technology can unearth mysteries of Henry Tang's 'underground palace'

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... searching for subterranean structures is a time-honoured pursuit- by tomb robbers raiding the burial chambers of pharaohs in Egypt and emperors in China, intelligence agencies trying to detect secret nuclear facilities in Iran and the archaeologists looking for the ruins of ancient cities. The techniques have evolved from long poles and pickaxes to state-of-the-art equipment ...

  2. Ancient abacus still has place

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with most schools no longer using them. Ng Pak-ming, president of Hong Kong's Association of Professional Abacus Education, laments the disappearance of the ancient calculator in modern life. ... some nations have recognised the benefits of the abacus, it has given way to more practical academic subjects. Perhaps cutting-edge neuroscience may help revive the ancient computational ...

  3. 'When revolution came to Egypt the internet could go only so far'

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Effat El-Shooky thinks the internet is a great tool for spreading knowledge but disputes the accuracy of referring to Egypt's so-called jasmine revolution as an 'internet revolution'. An adviser to Egypt's minister of communication and information technology, El-Shooky was a delegate at the World Summit Award conference in Hong Kong. She said ...

  4. Computer to tap skills of ancient artists

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A Chinese University professor's attempts to replicate calligraphy and paintings are finally bearing fruit after seven years, with the help of computer science. Backed by HK$500,000 in university funding, the professor, Yam Yeung, hopes to be able to copy exactly the skills of ancient calligraphers and painters. Professor Yam said his project would use a tailor-made ...

  5. Complex computer network gives skyscraper a massive lift

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman Schindler Lifts project manager Paul Easton says the computer network for the International Commerce Centre is just as challenging as the mechanical equipment. 'We have 400 intricately networked computers and a barely calculable distan ...

  6. Ancient Vernacular Music: Dongjing Music of Mengyang, Honghzhou, Yunnan

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dongjing music was originally Taoist. Performed by the Mengyang Ancient Music Ensemble of Honghe, Yunnan. Today, 8pm, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre; tomorrow, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre. $90, $150 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 ...

  7. Tweeting to topple regimes

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt proved the power of social media. From being a tool to organise the protests to being used by the post-revolution governments, social media ... Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution' sent shock waves through neighbouring Egypt, where protesters also made good use of social networking tools. After massive protests, Hosni Mubarak was forced ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hirohito Totsune lights up the ICC

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... in the night sky.) When asked about inspiration for the ICC project, he hands over three books with all the care one would reserve for handling the Dead Sea Scrolls or carvings of ancient Egyptian ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Internet turns 21, but needs to grow up

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... in Cairo's Tahrir Square during last year's Arab spring uprising against Egypt's Mubarak government. With 300 million Weibo users in China, 500 million on Twitter and an astonishing one ...

  10. Facebook coy on mainland plans

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... used to oversee Facebook's operations in the Middle East, said the use of social media during the protests in Egypt was part of a bigger network. 'Facebook is one of those ... groups and 14,000 pages were reportedly set up on Facebook in Egypt, which has 21 million users. The Egyptian government blocked access to the internet during the protests but Johnson played down ...




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