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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How can Hongkongers avoid being struck by lightning?

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Chan

    ... by lightning? What are the odds of being struck by lightning in Hong Kong? Records show that over the past 20 or so years there have been 44 casualties, including six deaths. That puts the odds of being struck by lightning in the city at one in three to four million- much better than in the US, which has about 300 casualties each year, of whom around 37 die. But can we further reduce the odds? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1151869/how-can-hongkongers-avoid-being-struck-lightning
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    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Scientists including a team in Shanghai are exploring the potential of a new type of nuclear reactor- and the challenges Thorium has ability to power planet … maybe In 1829, as Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius named a metallic element he had discovered after the Norse god of thunder and lightning, he surely had no inkling of its potential for unleashing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552848/scientists-including-china-study-thorium-fuelled-nuclear-power
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    Robotic vehicles set to unlock secrets of space

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Martin Williams

    ... have suggested that diamonds form in the atmospheres of Saturn and Jupiter. Their scenario involves lightning zapping methane molecules apart to form hydrogen and carbon, with the latter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1408520/robotic-vehicles-set-unlock-secrets-space
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    Scientists increasingly think life on earth originated from another planet

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... at the University of Chicago, he injected steam into a mixture of methane, ammonia and hydrogen to simulate the early atmosphere on earth. He then applied an electric discharge, mimicking lightning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1325256/scientists-increasingly-think-life-earth-originated-another

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