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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Book review: The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, by Cynthia Lowen

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:37pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Cloud that Contained the Lightning by Cynthia Lowen University of Georgia Press 4 stars Amy Russell Putting the wide world of the atomic bomb, nuclear physics, technology ... that Contained the Lightning. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), American physicist and "father of the atomic bomb", is the vehicle by which she examines these vast and multifaceted ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot'

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... John Williams 'Lightning rod' Aslan happy to engage Christians over 'Zealot' In a recent interview, Fox News host Lauren Green spoke to Reza Aslan about his new book, ... me, rather than the arguments in the book, because of my Muslim background. But I did not realise I was going to become such a lightning rod for these kinds of questions. Do you hope to reach ...

  3. 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? ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... leader. As for Studio Ghibli, its future, Clements says, may lie less in feature production, and more in managing the rights of Miyazaki and other studio creators. "Ghibli was lightning ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - TASTEMAKER

    Online literary review gets physical

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Kate Whitehead

    ... on print-on-demand, making it financially viable. There are also excerpts, essays and discussion pieces. The idea of making the content available in hard copy seems to have come as a lightning-strike moment ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    Inside the Observatory: How Hong Kong's weathermen make their predictions

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:46am by Bernice Chan

    ... in the afternoon, including where lightning might strike. "That way you can get a better idea of where the rain may fall. Swimming pools, beaches and people who do water sports use our localised ... for your area. Lightning location- indicates where lightning strikes are occurring. Storm Track- gives the predicted course of tropical cyclones. Radar images- see where rain bands are and in which ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Video game franchise proves fantasy can go ever on

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... side-quest). Earlier this month saw the international release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, proof of how far the franchise has come: the game is the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2, ... Lightning Returns strays even further from that well-trodden path. Square Enix has taken the greatest elements of the Final Fantasy series and channelled it into one game, along with such modern ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - MOBILE

    Our guide to the best mobile gadgets on the go

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:48am by Jamie Carter

    ... and just 62-mm long, ChargeKey comes in two flavours- microUSB and Apple Lightning connector. If ChargeKey is a cable killer, so is the QDOS PowerMax Dual www.qdossound.com HK$387), a USB-to-microUSB connector cable with a "hat" that converts it to a Lightning connector. It's 90cm long, making it useful for hotel rooms where power points can be far from the bedside ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The Monkees are swinging again

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:02am by LAT

    ... one of The Monkees producers was asked that question, and responded: "I don't know- we just caught lightning in a bottle." "There's something about The Monkees- ...




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