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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    University of Hong Kong scientists may have found key to longevity

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com HKU scientists may have found key to longevity If you hope to live a longer, healthier life, scientists at the University of Hong Kong may have unlocked clues to help you do just that. Scientists studying Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, have found that by over-expressing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Hong Kong team second in Jupiter's moons race

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... by NASA and ESA; the students from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology were collaborating with five researchers from the ESA in the competition; the spaceship trajectory should ... Chit-hong, at the university's Centre for Space Science Research, who led student team. The centre's director, Professor Chan Kwing-lam, said the government had not done enough to support ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    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 ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    How I found Richard III underneath a Leicester car park: archaeologist to address Hong Kong Science Museum

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Christy Choi

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, who will speak about the biology of superheroes, Nathalie Pettorelli, an expert on climate change, and Marcus du Sautoy, who will speak on how maths can predict the future. ... it was the perfect window of opportunity," said King, who is a lecturer in genetics and archaeology at the University of Leicester. It was a group effort on the part of historians, molecular ...




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