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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Paralysis reversed: Man walks again after revolutionary transplant fusing nose cells in spine

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 08:13pm by AFP

    ... as they are pathway cells that enable nearby nerve fibres to be regenerated. Pawel Tabakow, consultant neurosurgeon at Wroclaw University, led a team of surgeons in removing one of the patient's ... at University College London's Institute of Neurology, who led the British research team working on the joint project. "To me, this is more impressive than a man walking on the Moon. I believe ...

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    Ancient Scottish fish first to have sex, and sideways too, fossil find shows

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... John Long, a palaeontologist at Flinders University in South Australia who led the research. This new finding, he added, shows that "they gave us the intimate act of sexual intercourse as well". Matt Friedman, a palaeobiologist from Britain's Oxford University who was not involved in the research, described its findings as "nothing short of remarkable" and said ...

  3. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Bright idea for saving energy wins trio Nobel Prize for Physics

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:32pm by DANNY LEE, Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Danny Lee and Agencies in Stockholm Bright idea for saving energy wins Nobel Prize A visiting professor at Hong Kong's University of Science and Technology and two Japanese scientists ... century will be lit by LED lamps," the academy said. Akasaki, 85, is a professor at Meijo University and distinguished professor at Nagoya University. Amano, 54, is also a professor at Nagoya ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Hong Kong engineer's camera heads for the moon on board Chang'e-3

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:29am by Ada Lee

    ... and system engineering at Polytechnic University. It is the first time an instrument developed and produced in Hong Kong has been used in China's lunar programme since its launch in 2007. Yung ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Local professor developed camera system that will take photos for mainland lunar programme Engineer's space tool heads for the moon A Hong Kong professor ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    China is the rising star in science, say Shaw Prize winners

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... mapped 25 per cent of the sky. Hong Kong universities' falling status in the international rankings in recent years was a surprise to Peacock. He said it could be expected that the city's wealth would be translated into investment for universities. "Wealth depends on a highly educated [population]. It seems natural to me that Hong Kong should want to preserve its ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw laureate eyes an even greater prize

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... at the University of California, visited the city last week to collect the US$1 million prize alongside Kyoto University's Professor Kazutoshi Mori. The two academics, working independently, both ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    What makes us tall? Quest for height genes takes a big step up

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... study height for two main reasons," said Dr Joel Hirschhorn, a geneticist and paediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University. "For over 100 years, ... of the genetic component to normal variation in height," said geneticist Timothy Frayling of Britain's University of Exeter. "This compares to a situation in 2007 when we knew absolutely ...

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    Massive undersea scars and mountains revealed by satellite mapping

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... of gravity reflects the topography and tectonics of the sea floor," said study leader David Sandwell, a geophysicist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. University of Sydney geophysicist Dietmar Muller, another of the researchers, said about 90 per cent of the sea floor was uncharted by survey ships that used acoustic beams to map ...

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    Genes of mother's ex-partner show up in young flies. As for humans …

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... that caused the size change. "The entire ejaculate has a whole bunch of other things in it; only five per cent is the sperm itself," lead study author and University of New South Wales ...

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    Invisibility cloak for real, and you can make one for under U$100 at home

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, ... at the university in upstate New York. The so-called Rochester Cloak is not really a tangible cloak at all. Rather the device looks like equipment used by an optometrist. When an object is placed behind ...




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