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    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... Wyss Yim Heat from human activity a big factor in climate change, HK records show CO2 not our only contribution to warming Temperature and rainfall are the two most basic elements in climate change. So what can we learn from a study of local temperature r ...

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    Forget Mars, and focus on the wonder of life on our planet

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... Andrew Simms The idea of relocating to other worlds is a fantasy, distracting us from the tragedy of destroying the one place we know is alive Forget Mars, and focus on wonder of life on our planet If they found on Mars a single blade of grass there would be ecstasy at mission control, unleashing visions of humanity spreading out across the cosmos. But does the obsession ...

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    How the quest for blue LEDs put white in a new light

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:02am by Martin Williams

    ... becoming something of a holy grail of the electronics world. Most work focused on using zinc selenide, partly as gallium nitride was too hard to work with, as it was tough to make crystals ...

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    Don't forget climate change as Hong Kong sizzles amid political tension

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Climate change, which will affect us far more than any election, should not be forgotten amid city's political tension As Hong Kong sizzles, the world keeps warming Even as tumultuous events in Hong Kong occupy media attention in rece ...

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    At home, work and play, the robots are coming

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams The field of technology is gathering pace and artificial intelligence has now reached the boardroom and the border sentry posts Weird and a bit scary, the robots are coming In May, Hong Kong became the base for Hanson Robotics, a company f ...

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    Paradigm shift in who decides what makes the news- editors or tech bosses?

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... Emily Bell The tsars of Silicon Valley have to be held accountable if they are the ones who ultimately win control of the headlines Paradigm shift in who decides what makes the news Several years ago, Vint Cerf, Google's "evangelist in chief&quo ...

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    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson Toxic heavy metals in the air have huge effect on our bodies and characters, even years after we leave highly polluted environments Could bad air be leading to survival of the stupidest? Everyone knows that in Hong Kong we don't brea ...

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    Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Epigenetics suggests that our own life experiences or behaviour can affect the genes we pass on to our offspring Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research Until very recently, it seemed the overall picture of genetics ...

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    Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe- a quest for nature of reality

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by NICK SALLNOW-SMITH

    ... Nick Sallnow-Smith Philisophical quest by physicist into the ultimate nature of reality comes up with answers that may not add up for everyone Mathematical look at life, multiverses and everything There are two ways in which a book can affect you. Either ...

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    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams It's shameful that research into building an incinerator in Hong Kong does not properly address the hazards it may bring Bad science in rubbish plan may lay city to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's wast ...




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