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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong-based university to come up with maps 'better than Google's'

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:17pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers say their algorithm allows them to go one better than Google and Apple University puts its 3-D technology on the map A more complete picture of Hong Kong- including all the off-street nooks and crannies- will soon be available online in 3-D, via mapping developed by the University of Science and Technology. Researchers are using aerial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517838/local-university-come-maps-better-googles
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... This science fiction is, however, becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in Star Trek are beginning to materialise, and ours may be better than Starfleet's. Best of all, we ... Vivek Wadhwa Many of the gadgets Kirk and his crew used are here or on the horizon, although the transporter may not be to everyone's taste Star Trek tech isn't science fiction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1547481/not-quite-beam-me-star-trek-technologys-moved-beyond-science
  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

    ... 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 market. The company has been dealing with researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Daoud's former employer, about similar technology for its clothing, but has yet to adopt it. ...

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

    Short Science, May 11, 2014

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by AGENCIES

    ... soil-sampling equipment developed by Hong Kong dentist and independent researcher Dr Ng Tze-chuen and engineers from the Polytechnic University. Reuters   Spider genome may generate spin-offs Scientists ... at Denmark's Aarhus University unravelled the DNA sequence of the tarantula and the African social velvet spider, each representing the two main groups of spiders. Researchers hope to replicate spider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1509206/short-science-may-11-2014
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 6, 2014

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by AGENCIES

    ... Just over 200 people, including students and non-students and ranging in age from 18 to 77, participated in a series of experiments by researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard University. They were asked to sit alone in an unadorned room with no stimulus. About half found the experience was unpleasant. When asked to sit alone with only a device that could issue a mild ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1547482/short-science-july-6-2014
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities offer courses tailored to the schedules of athletes

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by CHRIS LAU

    ... universities some 20 to 30 years ago. But now we have eight universities. Why can't we work on enhancing the diversity?" asks Cheung. Hong Kong has seen an increasing number of top athletes, ... admitted to the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Polytechnic University alone, an increase from 33 last year and 11 in 2011. The Hong Kong Sport Institute where the athletes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1374568/hong-kong-universities-offer-courses-tailored-schedules
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Good marks for Hong Kong in World University Rankings, but history is a fail

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Why history could become a thing of the past Hong Kong institutions fared reasonably well in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, being represented in the top 200 in almost all 30 subjects. History, and agriculture and forestry, were the two subjects for which no local institutions made it into the top 200. The University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1234650/good-marks-hong-kong-world-university-rankings-history
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Robot expert planning to turn Hong Kong into android city

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:21am by Bernice Chan

    ... of his talk at TEDx Hong Kong on May 31, will encourage related enterprises to move into the Science Park in Sha Tin. At Hanson Robotics, the team believes the immediate future for the business ... such as Matthias Scheutz, a professor of computer science at Tufts University in Massachusetts, take a more measured view. While acknowledging that robot technology is advancing quickly, Scheutz says we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1513567/robotics-guru-david-hanson-hopes-turn-city-hive-android
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Meet the snake-savers: How two men have spent decades rescuing reptiles in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:14am by Charley Lanyon

    ... in biological sciences at Hong Kong University. Take the king cobra, for example. In the region, it is endangered because people eat it and hunters have decimated snake populations in southern China ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Snakes are surprising survivors in built-up Hong Kong but residents need not be afraid, experts say Nest of vipers Last summer Carmel Huber, director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1541793/snakes-are-surprising-conservation-success-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art Basel Hong Kong showed film and fine art coming together

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Art Basel in Hong Kong showed that the boundaries of film and fine art are blurring. And it's a trend we can expect to see more of, writes Mathew Scott Out of the box Ran ... who use film as part of their creative efforts are finding a wider audience for their work. This was highlighted at this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong, which hosted a film section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1543606/art-basel-hong-kong-showed-film-and-fine-art-coming-together

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