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  1. Poll finds new high in confidence amid crisis

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not decide. Among 507 working respondents, 56.8 per cent said they were not worried about losing their jobs, also a high in the research, and 3.8 percentage points up from last month. Some 42.8 per ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Research lab in more hot water after shopping spree A publicly funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem-cell ... researcher as saying the lavish spending was part of a drive to use up its approximately 100 billion yen budget before the April 1 end of the fiscal year. "When I was at the institute, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UNIVERSITIES

    Top academic says Britain lags behind the US in research and innovation

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 03:25pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Britain plays catch-up in research and innovation Britain ranks among the top study destinations for students from around the world, but it has much ... Harvard and Yale universities are located, as the world's leading centres of research and innovation. There are so many collaborations between both universities in the fields Michael arthur, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Loneliness can develop into a life-threatening condition, say researchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:09am by DAVID TAN

    ... survival Loneliness is not only an unpleasant emotion; it could also kill you. In a rapidly ageing world, loneliness is an increasingly pressing issue. Researchers are finding that loneliness has ... at Harvard University and the University of California San Diego, found that loneliness is contagious. Like a bad cold, loneliness can apparently spread among groups of people. The researchers ...

  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Internet trolls are 'everyday sadists', Canadian researchers conclude

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:11pm by NYT

    ... might have concluded that they are psychologically disturbed. That would be correct, new research suggests. Trolls gleefully send out their "e-bile" using smartphone apps, online ... on the net. Most are cowards DARLA JAYE, A RADIO TALK SHOW HOST However, a recent paper by a team of Canadian researchers, who have looked into the psychological underpinnings of trolls, suggests ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Hong Kong researchers barred from doing China's military-related research

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com State-backed labs in city restricted from doing military-related research Defence work still off limits to HK scientists Despite Hong Kong's status as a key research centre for the nation, the city's scientists are still barred from many projects deemed sensitive by Beijing, mainland officials say. Collaboration between Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    HKU needs more research funding to build on recent success

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai City's spending on R&D is behind that of our competitors in the 'knowledge economy' race HKU needs more funding to build on its research success ... The university must retain and recruit high-calibre employees to improve teaching and research, and also needs more funding to enhance research capacity, which is crucial to generating high-quality ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    'Conflict of interest' questions over research cash for think tank

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Research funding raises 'conflict of interest' spectre A pan-democratic lawmaker has questioned the top government advisory body about a possible ... to grant more than HK$2.1 million in research funding over three years to the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, which Shiu used to head. Three of the contracts, for which HK$1.9 million ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    City University researchers develop life-saving ‘smart’ shirt that can detect heart problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 07:03pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Wearable 'sports top' ECG monitor designed for high-risk patients Researchers at City University have developed a next-generation “smart” shirt ... patients as an ECG would likely not function through layers of flesh. The university is currently in talks with local NGOs to test the device on the elderly. Researchers have worn the device ...

  10. News - China - TRADE

    EU-China research centre opens in Belgium

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:51am by Staff Reporter

    ... European leaders and diplomats, opened its EU-China Research Centre in Bruges, Belgium, on Tuesday The opening came a day after Xi Jinping made the first visit by a Chinese president ... and academic research,” the centre’s director, Jing Men said. The centre will undertake research, produce publications, organise conferences and promote co-operation between scholars who specialise ...




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