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  1. Spaced out

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... support. In some international scientific circles, TC is well known, or at least notorious. Nasa thinks he is a pest or a crank and will not touch him. It seems its people would be much more ... the co-winner of the 1957 physics Nobel Prize, and Farouk El-Baz, a top Nasa scientist and science adviser to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. So you know what I mean when I say I still can't make ...

  2. Drawing upon life in space

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Hong Kong students shone at the 2010 Space Settlement Design Contest- Reach for the Stars, organised by the Nasa Ames Research Centre. Four Hong Kong students- Candy Hui ... to express what school life will be like in the future. Students... will be able to travel to different planets to learn,' she said. The 12 professional judges from Nasa Ames praised Candy ...

  3. Let private firms take over

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College I t seems incredible that the US space agency Nasa landed men on the moon 40 years ago, when the most advanced computers had a memory of only ... 1969, Nasa was under enormous pressure to complete its mission. President John F. Kennedy had promised in 1961 that America would land a man on the moon before the end of the decade, and Nasa ...

  4. Glacier loses ice sheet

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Petermann glacier on the far northern tip of Greenland, above the Arctic Circle. The chunk of ice is about 30km long and 10km wide. Canadian experts discovered the new ice island using Nasa ... as warmer sea water melts it from underneath. The Nasa images showed the glacier had lost about one-quarter of its floating ice shelf. The World Glacier Monitoring Service conducted a survey five ...

  5. Getting to the sole of a comfy business

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... was derived from materials created by Nasa for spacesuits. It certainly needs a touch of rocket science to produce these comfy loafers. ...

  6. Cave found on Mars

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Nasa's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). That camera is powerful enough to actually see inside the hole- and find out what the students really have found. ...

  7. Time and space

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reasoning was that 'we've been there before... there is a lot more space to explore.' Nasa, he argues, should focus on even more adventurous missions, such as landing on asteroids ... as that of 'a dog barking louder as he backs away from a fight.' Nasa currently takes up less than 1 per cent of the federal budget; during the 1960s and the cold war, it was up to 5 per cent. Less ...

  8. Events

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January 24: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Global economic dynamic'. Hong Kong Securities Institute. Wednesday, January 26: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Nasa team ...

  9. Events

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January 24: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Global economic dynamic'. Hong Kong Securities Institute. Wednesday, January 26: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Nasa team ...

  10. Quality of life in the spotlight

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Cheng

    ... In this issue we show you how to improve the air quality of your home by placing specific plants that absorb toxic gases. The idea is based on a concept developed by Nasa when the United States space ...




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