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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... and successfully demonstrated it. For Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this signalled a turning point in thinking about technology. "We had ... co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. The authors argue that the impact of technology on particularly the US ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Li Ka-shing bets on Israeli science institute to build new technology school in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... The donation offered to Technion - the Israel Institute of Technology - from charitable organisation the Li Ka Shing Foundation is the largest ever to the institute and "one of the most generous ... The statement said the new school, dubbed the Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology (TGIT), would represent "unprecedented co-operation" between Technion, Shantou University, ...

  3. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:16pm by Staff Reporter

    ... to enter into the supercavitating state more easily and to be more easily controlled, said Li Fengchen, a professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology. Li spoke by telephone for about 20 minutes ... underwater, or about 5,800km/h, according to the California Institute of Technology. But there are still many barriers to overcome, and no current technology allows vessels to get close to this top ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shue Yan, city's first self-financed university, is more popular than a government-funded one Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey ... gone up one place while Lingnan had fallen one place from last year's poll. This is the first time since the survey began 16 years ago that the private institute has been ranked higher ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can technology and the environment save us from ourselves?

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 05:07pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the idealism found in a 1970 book is still relevant in today's materialistic world Technology and the environment offer a way to achieve sustainable ... with crime and riots, but there is lawlessness and corruption in all the major institutions of our society- matched by an indifference to responsibility and its consequences, and a pervasive ...

  6. Institute aims to give HK an edge in technology

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Mukul Munish The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Astri) was founded by the government in 2000, with a mission to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness ... of industry. Astri's R&D efforts are concentrated in the development of Hong Kong's technological areas. According to Cheung Nim-kwan, chief executive of Astri, 'the institute aims ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cash-rich universities in Singapore, South Korea eclipsing Hong Kong institutions

    Posted May 12th 2014, 11:36pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... year. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology leapt from sixth to second, while HKU slipped one place to third and the Chinese University of Hong Kong rose one place to sixth. ... and S Korea usurp HK's top ranking Hong Kong universities have been eclipsed at the top of the Asian rankings by institutions from Singapore and South Korea, countries that have poured money ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Technology tenants transform Chicago district into top office market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago Rundown Chicago area is transformed from a wasteland into a trendy district thanks to demand for office space from technology firms Tech makes district top office ... transformed from a wasteland in the 1970s to a trendy spot for living, dining and entertainment that is also attracting technology tenants. Yelp, the San Francisco-based business-review website, ...

  9. News - China - ENERGY

    China plans to be world leader in nuclear power by 2020

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... demand that China make the leap from follower to leader by engineering "major technological breakthroughs" and "industrial upgrades". To take the lead, China will have to overcome some big hurdles, including conflicts of interest among large state-owned companies, technological uncertainties in new-generation power plants and public concerns about nuclear safety. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional xenophobia

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional bias I echo Stephen Vines' sentiments in his article (" Stirrers of xenophobia bring shame on Hong Kong ", August 30) regarding a wave of systematic xenophobia that seeks to remove all traces of non-Chinese Hong Kong people from civic participation. Following Vines' rebuke over institutional xenophobia, you ...




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