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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... book," said Richard Baraniuk, founder of OpenStax, which received a US$9 million grant to develop a prototype textbook for biology and physics. "Because I understand things in a different ... explores." OpenStax will spend two years developing the personalised, interactive books and then test them on students in and around Houston, Texas. The idea is to make learning easier, so students ...

  2. 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. ...

  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. ... is not on the list of materials restricted by the US, according to Tommy Siu Yuk-yinn, senior research and development manager with TAL, a major clothing manufacturer in Hong Kong that supplies the US ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Three Chinese fashion graduates aim to develop their own style in New York

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by NOOR BRARA

    ... Noor Brara life@scmp.com Three Parsons graduates are developing their own aesthetic. And New York is the place to do it, they tell Noor Brara Forward march May and June are an interesting ... in Shanghai studying calligraphy, Wu moved to New York when he was 16 and began to take fine arts classes at school. He developed a particular fondness for the Russian Constructivists, and found ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Chinese scientists develop microscopic industrial gems they say are harder and more stable, but critics question the testing methods Tougher synthetic diamonds created Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they are also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Falling microprocessor prices have scientists racing to develop ingestible ways to allow instant checks on welfare of the human body 'Smart pills' to save ... and wireless guidance systems are being developed to diagnose diseases, administer drugs and even perform surgery. But while the technology may be within reach, the idea of putting little machines ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKUST programme aims to equip students with real-world skills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... a holistic personal development," he says. This is sometimes life-changing, as it was for students who joined the international ABU Robocon 2014 competition. They won the local round, and went on to participate in the finals this month in Pune, India. "After you join the competition, you become another person. You get all the technical skills, soft skills and develop a passion," says ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    New school year resolutions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Anjali Hazari

    ... that students undergo are crucial in defining their social interactions with the world. School is where students learn to develop independent and interpersonal relationships, and it is also where they learn to develop their own identities in relation to others. Students continue to navigate social relationships as they enter cyberspace. In this Facebook and Instagram era, approval ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    How eye checks can detect disease

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:14pm by DARREN WEE

    ... or short-sightedness, and a family history of glaucoma are at higher risk of developing the disease, and recommends they visit an ophthalmologist once a year. Mobile phones and hand-held game consoles further affect the quality of vision Dr Carly Lam, Polytechnic University Myopia usually develops in early childhood, and has taken on epidemic proportions in the city. A 2012 study found that 70 per ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    London's love for skyscrapers reaches new heights

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by GUARDIAN

    ... explains, is that the latter was designed for a client while Leadenhall was designed for British Land, a speculative developer. Hence its sleeker, less aesthetically challenging profile. Since ... against this kind of architecture." As a result, he says, an "international corporate style" had emerged as developers tried to reduce the risk of schemes being rejected ...




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