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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Shaw Prize astronomers listen in on the symphony of stars

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:21am by Kate Whitehead

    ... million prize money back into their research. And while they are grateful for the money- and the recognition- Peacock said it was a fraction of the costs of their future work. "The next ... Kate Whitehead Astronomers win Shaw Prize for their work on a survey of the galaxies, based on sound waves that were once set in motion by the big bang Listening in on the symphony ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How the quest for blue LEDs put white in a new light

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:02am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Work of this year's Physics Nobel Prize winners led way to smartphone screens, modern TVs and computer monitors How quest for blue LEDs put white in a new light While last year's Nobel Prize in Physics was for an esoteric advance in knowledge- theoretical work on sub-atomic particles, notably predicting the existence of the Higgs boson- this year's ...

  3. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Trio who helped bring microscopes into a new dimension are awarded Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Urbana, Louisiana Nobel Prize for trio who focused on microscopes Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize ... and Technology, had been touted as a leading contender for the prize for inventing the organic light-emitting diode, found in televisions and smartphones. Although he missed out this year, Dr William ...

  4. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Bright idea for saving energy wins trio Nobel Prize for Physics

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:32pm by DANNY LEE, Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Danny Lee and Agencies in Stockholm Bright idea for saving energy wins Nobel Prize A visiting professor at Hong Kong's University of Science and Technology and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics yesterday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source. Japanese-born US citizen Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Playwright wins Pulitzer with ponderings on identity

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and playwright whose debut play Disgraced has just won the Pulitzer prize for drama, is one of them. Twenty minutes into the interview, I'm asking whether he believes in God, and whether ... is living the dream on New York's moneyed Upper East Side, but is about to suffer a fall as he tries to come to terms with his multiple identity: American versus Asian, Muslim versus ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Ig Nobel Prizes handed out for the year's most unintentionally funny scientific discoveries The physics of the banana skin slip, and other triumphs Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Bookies rate the Man Booker's six shortlisted novels

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd looks at the bookies' odds for the six novels on the Man Booker shortlist and puts his money down In for a penny,in for a pound This year welcomed an all-new Technicolor (as opposed to Technicolour) Man Booker Prize: for the first time, American novelists Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Richard Powers and Siri Hustvedt rubbed book spines with writers from ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE

    Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, was said to have exchanged the handwritten manuscript of a best-selling novel for 10 cartons of his favourite brand of cigarette. In the West, smoking has ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 2008. He's known for his sparse narrative style and the ease with which he merges Spanish into his English text. ... The Harmony Silk Factory (2005), Map of the Invisible World (2009) and Five Star Billionaire (2013). This most recent book as well as The Harmony Silk Factory, which was nominated for the Booker prize ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Ashkenazy draws performance from the heart by Hong Kong Philharmonic

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Oliver Chou

    ... institution ensured the occasion was a special one. No money could buy this deeply heart-felt reading of some soul-searching music by renowned conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, who flew in from his Swiss ...




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