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  1. Theme holiday packages find favour

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Holiday packages with specialised themes are gaining ground, with well-heeled travellers increasingly valuing unusual holiday experiences that involve learning a new skill or activity. Luxury hotel group Fairmont in March launched the 'Apprentice-Tri ...

  2. China, India build links through high-speed cable

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Despite their often-strained ties, China and India are jointly creating a new kind of Silk Road- one built with high-speed, fibre-optic communications systems- through a narrow Himalayan mountain pass that connects the two countries. Tata Commu ...

  3. Roberto's found his Nemo- and he's got the pictures to prove it

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap The coral world of the Red Sea arrived in Hong Kong last Friday- via Italian underwater photographer Roberto Rinaldi. Rinaldi was in town for an exhibition of previously unpublished black and white photographs from his work with diving pioneer J ...

  4. 'There was always a chance he wouldn't come back'

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The wife of a Cathay Pacific pilot who died on a mercy mission in one of the world's deepest underwater caves said she had long faced the possibility of her husband's death. 'There was always a chance he wouldn't come back ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Massive undersea scars and mountains revealed by satellite mapping

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... of gravity reflects the topography and tectonics of the sea floor," said study leader David Sandwell, a geophysicist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mystery of zigzagging stones in Death Valley National Park solved

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Death Valley, United States Mystery of Death Valley's zigzagging stones solved For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks, weighing up to hundreds of kilograms, zigzag across an area of California's Death Valley National Park, leaving trails. Now, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California have ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... The "uplift" effect equals some 15mm in California's mountains and about 4mm across the west. The study was conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Former military officers jailed for recruiting spies for Beijing

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... by mainland officials in a bid to recruit them to spy for Beijing. This included a former commander in charge of political warfare at the navy's meteorology and oceanography office, who agreed ...

  9. Aquanauts take one giant step for China

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The second dive to 5,000 metres will begin at 1.30am, July 26. China Central Television will have a live broadcast. Please don't watch. Ye Cong, captain of deep-ocean submersible the Sea Dragon, sent this e-mail to ...

  10. Into the Forbidden Zone

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Into the Forbidden Zone by William T. Vollmann Byliner Original (e-book) Two weeks after the recent earthquake/tsunami disasters in Japan, William Vollmann bought a radiation- measuring device through his dentist in California and took off ...




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