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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists try captive approach to fighting invasive lionfish

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... and Caribbean Sea. Native sharks and groupers typically avoid healthy lionfish, a native to the Indian and Pacific oceans that was likely introduced through the pet trade. But when a University ... of the researchers and the director of the University of Florida's School of Natural Resources and Environment. He said the study suggested that sharks and groupers "have the capacity to learn ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Preglacial tundra found under Greenland ice

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... warming episodes, according to the lead researcher, University of Vermont geologist Paul Bierman. Rather than scraping and sculpting the landscape, the ice sheet has been frozen to the ground, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cranky spouse? Feed them carbs to raise blood sugar, say scientists in Hangry (hungry + angry) study

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:12am by NYT

    ... is linked to nutrition. "Self-control requires energy, and that energy is provided in part by glucose," wrote lead study author Brad Bushman, a professor at Ohio State University ...

  8. News - China Insider - SCIENCE

    Juno- China's HK$2 billion ambition to catch the 'phantom particle'

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Construction of the HK$2 billion project, about 150 kilometres northwest of Hong Kong, is set to begin by the end of the year, said Wang Yifang, a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) physicist who heads ... that] would be a big deal.” China entered neutrino physics in a joint experiment with international and Hong Kong scientists at Daya Bay, Shenzhen, in 2003. The project led to first results ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... bees. A lot of it seems very encouraging," Tom Breeze, a specialist in bees at the University of Reading in Britain, said. Breeze was not involved in the study, which was made public ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Fund research or fall behind, Shaw Prize winners warn Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... That's according to three leading Shaw Prize laureates in Hong Kong this week. The warning from medical researchers Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young comes in the wake of a World Economic Forum (WEF) report earlier this month that said Hong Kong needed to raise its performance levels in innovation and higher education if it wants to boost its global competitiveness. ...




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