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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 01:25am by AGENCIES

    ... for tracking the spread of diseases like bird flu that also affects humans. Laboratory tests showed that the house finch, a particularly social North American species, was able to tell the difference between sick and healthy fellow birds and tended to avoid those that were unwell. This is the first time that avoidance of sick individuals, already observed in lobsters and bullfrog tadpoles, has ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Mobile app makers seek Angry Bird fame with analytics

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 02:42pm by Bloomberg

    ... to vie for the attention of fickle mobile-device users. Not every mobile application can be the next Angry Birds. To improve their chances, programmers in growing numbers are turning to Swrve ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Forget Angry Birds - invent a better mousetrap: eBay co-founder

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 04:21pm by Sean Kennedy

    ... computing power as Nasa’s 1969 moon mission. “There’s a question of whether you use computer resources to send people to the moon or do you use them to throw birds at pigs,” Thiel said. “I do think ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE MAGAZINE'S TOP 10 ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2012

    Finding the Higgs boson tops scientific achievements this year

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... data than bits now used in digital computers. The journal also highlighted a global controversy over the safety of research into bird flu, amid fears over which studies were safe and which ... a version of the bird flu virus that could be transmissible between humans. The journal also predicted next year's breakthroughs, including the most precise map yet of the afterglow of the big ...

  5. Flu prediction tool shunned

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong has no plans to link up with a real-time initiative called Google Flu Trends, which claims to predict an epidemic within days A spokeswoman for the Centre for Health Protection said the city's influenza surveillance systems were extensive and it had no plans to partner with Google's flu prediction tools. Hong Kong has one ...

  6. Angry Birds empire to expand

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Finland's Rovio Entertainment plans to soon expand the reach of its Angry Birds video-game empire across China with a multipronged initiative ... the presence of Angry Birds as a so-called 'lifestyle brand' on the mainland and Hong Kong. Angry Birds, which was first released as an application on Apple's iPhone in December 2009, ...

  7. Online market

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A group of YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College students have come up with an online network selling and buying chickens in order to prevent the spread of bird flu. The system, Easy-buy ... computers and cameras may look high but it will surely be lower than the economic loss during a bird-flu outbreak.' Easy-buy Chicken also won the most creative award. This year's EC Life ...

  8. Fear factor high despite city's reputation for safety

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the unauthorised use of their personal data. Their third-biggest security concern was the fear of a disease epidemic, such as Sars or bird flu, breaking out; 72 per cent voiced such concerns. Fear of war ...

  9. A brave new world

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of adversity, human beings are able to find innovative ways to cope with difficulties. During the times when Hong Kong was hit by Sars and the bird flu, schools were closed and teachers needed to find ...

  10. Ningbo Bird No 1 in China

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ningbo Bird has become the first Chinese mobile phone maker to beat foreign rivals for the biggest slice of the mainland market. According to a report by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), Ningbo Bird captured 15.01 per cent of the mainland's handset market in the first six months of this year, pushing Motorola, with 14.21 per cent, into second place. The Chinese ...




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