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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have found bacteria that feeds off human waste and eliminates odour, creating a possible solution to a persistent problem A natural bioweapon for smelly toilets Mainland scientists have developed a "bioweapon" that can wipe out the notorious bad smell in public toilets. Up to 75 per cent of the odour can be removed, with the rest ...

  2. News - China - SECURITY

    Post-Snowden China looks to 'hack-proof' quantum communications

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:07am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The holy grail of data encryption should, in theory, be safe from prying eyes China looks to quantum signals to elude hackers Ten months after Edward ... amounts of data are transmitted, convinced Chinese leaders that developing the next generation of internet infrastructure was a policy priority. Shortly after the Snowden incident, mainland ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Cashmere that cleans itself when left in daylight is developed by Hong Kong scientists

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com CityU team's cashmere uses sun to clean itself A team at City University has developed a self-cleaning cashmere that uses energy from the sun. ... were gone," said Walid Daoud, assistant professor in City University's school of energy and environment and the lead researcher on the project. Daoud and other researchers have ...

  4. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China's world-beating supercomputer fails to impress some potential clients

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by Mimi Lau

    ... years or even a decade to write the necessary code, he added. Tinahe-2 was developed by the National University of Defence Technology at a cost of 2.5 billion yuan, and began trial operations in April. It has so far served 120 clients at 34 per cent of its capacity. Chen Dongmin, a professor at the Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Peking University, also voiced concerns ...

  5. Lifestyle

    Beijing's Dashilar neighbourhood gets a sensitive makeover

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... in the 'hood Half a kilometre from Tiananmen Square, an unexpected aroma wafts through the Beijing hutongs- fresh-roasted coffee. The source of that smell is just as surprising. Housed in a two-storey ... flooring and vintage light fixtures. Dashilar is a place where you can see this romance of decay but also the potential ARIC CHEN This might sound like the preamble to a familiar story ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    It's our right, say New Territories leaders fighting to keep small-house policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Elaine Yau

    ... residents (so-called ding), tenants, and property developers. And the film doesn't shy from the fact it's loosely based on real events, with several characters resembling New Territories ... billion in compensation for development. Hau dismisses farmers who refuse to vacate the land as unscrupulous squatters. When indigenous villagers went abroad to make a living, they rented out ...

  7. Magazines - Style - MUSE

    Masha Ma talks about future of fashion in China

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:47pm by Vivian Chen

    ... talking to customers, but inviting them into the work environment doesn't make much sense to me," Ma says. "If I see two clients a day, half of my day is gone. If I see 20 clients ... is that without the solid infrastructure of a fashion industry in China, it's nothing more than a splendid mirage, Ma says. " The problem is 'Made in China'," she says. ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... development which strikes a balance between conservation and economic growth ERIC KWOK PING, ECO-ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION The nearby plaza, connected by a footbridge to  Tung ... Yin-ying would welcome plans to further develop the township, created to accommodate people working at  Chek Lap Kok airport in north Lantau. But that’s not the case. Lam, a packing worker who ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Coming to grips with the pros and cons of shyness

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:47am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... in the workplace. In the memoir I label this persona "Professional Sian" and analyse how she has managed to perform the roles of environment campaigner, choral conductor, opera singer, ... by the interaction between the gut's nervous system and the brain. My own digestive system has reacted to decades of nervous stress by developing a broad range of food intolerances. While the symptoms ...

  10. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... is the perfect place because of its deep water port and proximity to 12 countries. However, the cruise industry is supply-led- infrastructure must be in place before cruise liners will make bookings- ... bookings to be about double that of 2014, as with the number of passengers passing through. Liu Zinan, Royal Caribbean Cruises managing director for China and Asia, acknowledged the terminal had ...




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