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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... bridges of Suzhou, which include a copy of London's Tower Bridge, don't count) but that may be about to change now that architecture has a hand in infrastructure development. Dutch firm ... Van de Water says, because the local government considers bridges a significant part of the future development of the district. In China, this is a rare example of a bridge playing a role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558276/chinas-dragon-king-bridge-connects-two-architectural-concepts
  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... interest from agents, I took three months' leave to get the second half of the book done. Suddenly I was on my own, having been in this incredibly collegiate environment. Days went by when ... James Kidd Debut spy thriller draws on Chinese whispers Adam Brookes reported for the BBC from China, Indonesia and the United States for many years, and drew on his life as a foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556104/journalist-turns-china-experience-thriller
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overseas universities are happy with HKDSE, but getting a place is still competitive

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... to universities," says Chen. It is questionable if such a goal is being achieved. There are admirable intentions behind the reform, but in the context of a competitive environment, and a culture which ... tour to Australia, chairman of the authority Rock Chen Chung-nin met Hong Kong students studying for degrees there. The students told him that the curriculum leading to the HKDSE had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1551981/overseas-universities-are-happy-hkdse-getting-place-still
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531161/post-snowden-china-looks-hack-proof-quantum-communications
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... is radioactive, its naturally occurring isotope is stable, with a half-life of 14 billion years. This means that if you have a kilogram of it today, then although some will "decay" to other elements plus energy, after 14 billion years there would still be half a kilogram remaining. So thorium is in itself no use as nuclear fuel. But, add a neutron to a thorium atom, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552848/scientists-including-china-study-thorium-fuelled-nuclear-power
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547667/hong-kong-city-university-scientists-develop-self-cleaning-cashmere
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Rare fossils in China show brain structures of prehistoric predators

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

    ... Reuters in Washington Strange creatures' nerve structures captured for first time in fossils in China Inside the brains of prehistoric predators Researchers on Wednesday described fossilised remains unearthed in China showing in fine detail the brain structures of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators more than half a billion years ago. The fossils show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556644/rare-fossils-china-show-brain-structures-prehistoric-predators
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    App developer learns a few things from his seven-year-old daughter

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Clara Chow

    ... that software developer Erwan Mace has worked with, the toughest customer might just be his own daughter. Last year, Mace and his seven-year-old, Lia, started working together on an app to help parents ... of eight and later went on to work at French telecommunications company Alcatel, at music startup Soundbuzz as chief technology officer and at Google driving developer relations in Southeast Asia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556989/app-developer-learns-few-things-his-seven-year-old
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543226/chinas-world-beating-supercomputer-fails-impress-some-potential-clients

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