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  1. The 10 Most Beautiful Experiments

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The 10 Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson Knopf, HK$184 Science has become so detailed and complex it is usually the preserve of of researchers aided by enormous computing power. This elegant book, written by award-winning science journalist George Johnson, celebrates the time when an inquiring mind, some homemade- and often ingenious- machinery ...

  2. Science & Technology 2008

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Mars Lander In July, Nasa's Phoenix Mars Lander detected water on the surface of Mars, proving scientists' speculations correct. The spacecraft was launched in August last year and landed on Mars in May this year. Over t ...

  3. Science grades fall linked to reforms

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A greater emphasis on liberal studies may have led to a drop in the performance of local secondary pupils in science, with an international survey finding students are doing worse in the field than five years ago. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study tested 424,000 students worldwide last year on their mathematics and science performance. Hong Kong secondary ...

  4. Get real on science, say world experts

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... An accord reached in HK this week aims to win back students' interest in vital subjects, Liz Gooch reports For generations of students, science lessons have meant memorising formulae ... The delegates, from France, the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and the mainland, produced the Hong Kong Accord for Global Science Education, a document which lays out guiding principles designed to help ...

  5. For too many, science is an intellectual black hole

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

    ... an increasingly sceptical public. Modern science and its many triumphs inspire unrealistic hopes and fears. Its language is mathematics, which is complex and difficult to understand, and many busy ... of science. ...

  6. Appliance of science

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... are expected until next year when they meet in Copenhagen, but it would be useful if they acknowledged the need to examine emerging science. Up until very recently, it was thought that greenhouse gases ... Greenhouse gas levels need to be coming down before 2030 if we are going to have a world we recognise. The new science comes from studying the Earth's climate history. We may be about to step ...

  7. Camp competition yields 'Iron Man' of science

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Sixty Form Six science students gathered at the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently to find out who would be this year's 'Iron Man'. The '10th Iron Man of Science' competition was organised by CUHK's Faculty of Science last week. The competition included a two-day camp. Participants were tested with quizzes, physical challenges, and hands-on ...

  8. Polymath author who brought science to life

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

    ... Science fiction writers are inevitably children of their times. Many consider the genre's mission is to foresee the future, but often its greatest practitioners reflect the fears, ... mesmerised a generation of readers and movie-goers around the world with works built on high-concept science and cutting-edge technology. He managed to make otherwise nerdy subjects exciting ...

  9. Arts, science streaming to end with new exam

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secondary diploma to offer up to 8 varied subjects The much-criticised segregation of students into arts and science streams will be a thing of the past with the introduction of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination in 2012, the examinations authority said this week. Students will be able to take a maximum of eight subjects across a range of disciplines. ...

  10. Overhaul science teaching: experts

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch 'Integrated approach better than plain facts' Scientists and educators from around the world this week called for a major rethink in the way science is taught as they unveiled a global approach that aims to boost students' science literacy. The Hong Kong Accord for Global Science Education was announced on Thursday following a two-day conference ...




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