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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 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Cracking good eggs top in science contest

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A team of secondary students from Sha Tin won an annual science project competition with their invention of a handy egg opener. The 'all-rounded egg opener' won five students from Immaculate Heart of Mary College the prize in the senior division of this year's Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition. Slightly larger than an egg, the tool impressed ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Clarke's dreams of science guided us to new worlds

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has become synonymous with science fiction around the world. Before his death, he arranged to send DNA extracted from his hair into space in the hope that advanced aliens might retrieve it and find it worthwhile to reproduce him. This act might have been superfluous; we already have the science, and are fast-perfecting cloning technology, to do it. It was Clarke who famously said any ...




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