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  1. Sneak attack

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... desperately for the next great medical threat. Such fears have been stoked by the Sars outbreak of 2003 and dire predictions of avian flu. Yet while these threats can't sensibly be ignored, ...

  2. Da Vinci and his amazing machines

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... that big birds like eagles fly by gliding on the air,' says Niccolai. 'Therefore, the Flying Machine was designed based on this concept. But the materials available in those days were too ...

  3. An etch to catch

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... in 1734 by the city's mayor, Louis Bretez, the map's importance stems from its birds-eye view of the city- before even hot-air balloons were invented. 'The map is three centuries ...

  4. Clearing the docks

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... and office building, giving a bird's-eye view of all that is going on. Staff in the control tower can finalise ship-loading plans on-screen, oversee activities in the yard and monitor CCTV ...

  5. Arts

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... photographs and paintings capture their experiences in Hong Kong. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends Aug 31 Under The Bird's Nest ...

  6. Taking care of rural business

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... villagers a $500 gold figurine of a chicken for every live bird they handed over, in a ban on backyard poultry. Mr Lau said that while the offer might have been belated, it was still a welcome sign ...

  7. Long march awaits army of wealth managers

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... early-bird entrants in the market are studies suggesting that China accounted for US$910billion in assets under management (aum) among the affluent (minimum US$100,000 in net worth) in 2004, of which ...

  8. Drug lords line up for Asian invasion

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... why China seems destined to become a major player in the global drug trade. Ephedrine, an ingredient in many cold and flu remedies, is also an essential component in the making ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Fat Bird Theatre's FBI Shennong Project, dancer Guo Rui's Wrapped in Red Silk and hip-hop company Speed Crew's Siberian Night. A City Festival event. Sat-Jan 11, noon-4pm, ...

  10. Melbourne

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... (www.melbournedeck.com.au). 10 Meals on wheels? The menu at Taxi, in the city hub of Federation Square, ranges from hickory-smoked trout to quail ballontine (a boned, stuffed leg of poultry or game bird) and rare ...




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