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    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to brainwave-monitoring equipment to help get to the psychological root of fireworks' enduring popularity. Bicentennial Man Pearl, 9.30pm Based on a short story by Isaac Asimov, this tale spanning two centuries follows the fortunes of Andrew (Robin Williams), a robot designed to perform menial household tasks whose flawed programming makes him obsessed with becoming human. Also starring Sam Neill ...

  2. Qrio the corporate robot lends a helping hand

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taken with fans in the coming days. Meet Qrio, Sony's latest prototype robot who will be helping to raise money for Operation Santa Claus over the next three days. Sony named the robot ... very happy to be in Hong Kong,' says the gleaming robot in perfect Cantonese, after performing a remarkably smooth dance number. Qrio (pronounced curio) is a bi-pedal 'personal ...

  3. Gamers' picks

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Not bad. The robots are quite spectacular. Overall: As a first-time player of the series, I found it hard to master the character, and needed some time to figure out how to perform different moves. ... is basically the series' arcade version. Players can pick their favourite robot and a teammate to do battle with enemies. Graphics: The graphics are okay, but there is not much variation ...


    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jane Steer

    ... decor. For details, see www.mandarinoriental.com. Pandering to the masses Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, turns 100 next month, and a year-long series of events is being planned in Britain. Among them is the premiere of a new feature film, starring Jason Isaacs and Richard Briers; a treasure hunt and picnic in Kensington Gardens, which will be turned into Neverland for the event; ...

  5. Even robots need to rest for a spell

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Pauline Bunce

    ... often becomes a lifelong spelling marathon. When students grow up without any knowledge of the alphabetic principle, they tend to become 'spelling robots', unable to see the forest ...


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

    ... The United States military is looking to the natural world for inspiration as it seeks the advantage on the modern battle front. Secret Weapons envisions a world where tiny robots that fly ...

  7. Public Art Lecture Series

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... November 20 A Private View of Public Art by Dr Desmond Hui November 27 MTR- Mass Transportation and Public Art by Wilfred Yeung December 4 Public art: Theory & Practice by Freeman Lau December 11 The Making of Art in Public Spaces by Sabrina Fung 7pm to 9pm. Rm 1502 AB, 15/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai Admission fee: $100 for each session or $360 for the entire series. Half ...

  8. Jazz Up- Series Finale

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With Japan's Tamaya Honda on drums, Australia's Steve Hunter (above) on electric bass, Sweden's Ulf Wakenius on guitar and Hong Kong's Ted Lo on piano. Today, 8pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium. $120-$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 ...

  9. Only radical rethink can rescue series

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... could, in stark contrast, prove to be the second-last race in the history of the World Racing Series as we know it. If Queen Elizabeth II had been asked to describe what the year 2003 has meant for the World Racing Series, she would have undoubtedly have recycled her famous 'annus horribilis' line. The sudden and still-unexplained abdication of the Dubai World Cup in late February ...

  10. Series of Sars drills will put HK to the test

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... will be in a state of alert over the next five weeks as a massive series of Sars simulation drills is launched. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said the aim of the drills was to put ... over the border. 'In university research in conjunction with the government carried out to test a whole series of different live animals in Hong Kong, we have not found the Sars ...




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