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    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and navigate like insects are vital to urban search and rescue and infrared receptors inspired by a heat-seeking beetle protect every fighter facing an enemy shrouded by the night. ...

  2. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funds. Also starring Halle Berry. Insect Eaters Pearl, 9.35pm In Thailand, Kanwee Viwapanich is studying entomophagy or insect eating. During his investigations, the young anthropologist talks ... into business selling cooked, ready-to-eat insects. His marketing campaign includes TV shows and bug-eating contests. ...

  3. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

  4. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alien Empire Pearl, 8.30pm Miniature lenses and cameras, endoscopes and straightscopes are used to shrink viewers down and take them on a journey into the world of insects, allowing a close-up view of their world as never seen before. Trial And Error Pearl, 9.30pm Gene therapy is a beautifully simple concept. For any disease caused by a genetic mutation you remove the defective ...


    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and exercise. They Nest Pearl, 9.30pm An island off the coast of Maine becomes infested with lethal insects that breed inside humans, eventually killing them. It is up to a visiting doctor from Boston ...


    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of power, aggression and homicidal prowess. The venom of this gargantuan insect dissolves bone and tissue and its tremendous mandibles are capable of killing up to 40 victims per minute. Join Dr ...

  7. Heavenly images

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kittens do not have to be fat to look adorable. Yang Shanshen's portrait of cats beams with life. Yang is the sole surviving member of the four heavenly lords of the Lingnan stylists. From flowers to birds, insects to fishes, fowls to beasts, all images dance with the spirit in Yang's contemporary Chinese paintings. He has also derived his own style of calligraphy, ...

  8. Sick businesswoman visited Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The patient is being treated with antibiotics. Doctors are waiting for test results to determine whether she is suffering from Japanese encephalitis, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. The insects ...

  9. The worm may turn on plastic waste problem

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the past to see how well worms and insects could break down plastic, and the results were not as promising as those achieved by Ms Chen. Other scientists in the field expressed scepticism. 'It is very common for insects to eat plastic. Proving that they have actually digested it requires very accurate chemical tests rather than physical tests,' said Liu Fuqiang, from ...

  10. Food hygiene critical in hot weather, warns health officer

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... contaminated,' Dr Chong said. 'Insects like flies and even cockroaches could crawl all over the food. There is a chance that these insects have visited unclean places.' He also warned customers ...




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