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  1. What HK minds can achieve with support

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... capacity of lithium batteries commonly used in personal computers. Other trials under way include building transistors out of carbon nano-tubes and developing wrinkle-free nano-textiles. ... Liz Heron As computers become more powerful, their micro-electronic circuits are becoming ever tinier and more sophisticated. Experts predict that technology for shrinking electricity ...

  2. Sustainability at core of business strategy

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... in an environmentally friendly fashion,' she said. 'For example, we request that our vendors of personal computers should have guidelines for the recycling of the packaging materials and proper disposal of the parts of discarded personal computers.' HSBC supports many environmental partnership programmes launched by non-governmental organisations worldwide. 'We have worked ...

  3. How can we encourage Hong Kong to recycle more?

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bookstores or donating them to libraries. Giving away discarded personal computers to charity will not only help to recycle materials but also reduce the dumping of electronic waste, which could ...

  4. No end in sight to solar industry's woes

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... industry, which supplies the main memory in personal computers. The DRAM industry went through sustained periods of low profitability or losses as producers either competed by cutting prices ...

  5. Catch the rays

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the sun.' When the story was published, the notion of sunbeam-powered spacecraft-propulsion must have seemed as implausible as, well, a global network of personal computers. Solar sails have ...

  6. HP leads 'green revolution' with waste recycling pledge

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the industry,' he said, adding its Asian operations processed between about 100 and 150 tonnes of electronic waste each month. Rival personal computer maker Dell has also been active in the recovery ... Bien Perez Hewlett-Packard sees a doubling in the amount of electronic waste collected for recycling in Asia this year, as a green revolution in the computer industry gathers pace. ...

  7. Nation's hi-tech expertise will target those who need it: minister

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dr Wan said. The benefit of the ambitious national research programmes has already reached some less developed areas on the mainland. In April more than 1,000 personal computers were sent ... have access to mainland-brand computer chips, cancer-killing drugs, hydrogen-powered vehicles, bullet trains and spaceships. An immediate question is: Who will benefit most from lower-priced ...

  8. PC PCs

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Computers are becoming more environmentally friendly as the world grows climate-change conscious. But is Asia ready to minimise its carbon mouse click, asks Bien Perez. Trying to find an environmentally friendly personal computer in Hong Kong is a frustrating task. Inquiries about green PCs at local retailers are likely to be met with blank stares, evasive mutterings or disdain. ...

  9. Greens fear Windows upgrade will spur waste

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Raymond Ma

    ... But each person will need a computer with at least a Pentium 4 or an equivalent processor to run the software. Microsoft's Hong Kong office said its research in the city showed the launch ... Raymond Ma and Liz Heron Computer dumping expected as new operating system arrives Environmentalists have voiced concerns that the Hong Kong launch of a new version of the Microsoft ...

  10. Prepare for switch-off 60 minutes to save planet

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for only two minutes or so, and then let my hair dry naturally. It won't make a big difference to the world, but it will serve as a personal reminder for me to treasure the things that I have. ... day, mainly television and computer screens. Not only do they consume a huge amount of energy, they can prevent good family communication. On this Earth Hour night, I will switch off all ...




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