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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, December 29, 2013

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:25am by AFP, Staff Reporter, Reuters

    ... A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's icesheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists report. ...

  2. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Wood American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin Knopf $273 At a closed US Senate hearing in 1946, J. Robert Oppenheimer was asked 'whether three or four men couldn't smuggle unit ...

  3. A passion for science

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... knowledge of sensory processing and showed that visual development will not occur past a certain point in childhood. Their discoveries in turn were applied to theories on cognitive science developed ... with Liu Yanhua, who is also a vice-minister of science and technology. He has also chaired the advisory board of the Beijing-based National Institute of Biological Science since 2003. Wiesel said ...

  4. Scholar proves that you can have fun with science

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... science. They write interesting scientific stories with which to entertain themselves and the public. Their website, songshuhui.net, receives more than 80,000 visits a day. You are a popular ... call ourselves songshu (squirrel), because our job is to help ordinary readers get the nut of science subjects out of the shell of mathematical equations and academic jargon. I was really hurt, ...

  5. Course uses science to boost runners' fitness

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng If you are one of the 60,000 people who will compete in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, you may be wondering how to go about building up your endurance. In order to help prepare for the February 28 race, the Amateur Athletic Association and Polytechnic University's department of rehabilitation sciences will be holding marathon clinics, as they did ...

  6. Science park is attracting plenty of tenants, but not a great deal of R&D

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many people perceive a link between development of high-tech industries in this city and the setting up of the Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin. The government tells us that many multinational companies have established operations there devoted to research and development. Now the administration is assessing the feasibility of phase three of the science park. However, claims ...

  7. News - China - MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists create robot arm powered by thought that can play rock, paper scissors

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporter, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and translates it into actions. WATCH: US scientists enable a paralysed man to move his hand through a robotic device In June this year, US scientists from the University of Ohio and the science ...

  8. Warning on science

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent of secondary school students who came top in science subjects had no interest in pursuing a related career and almost 45 per cent did not want to continue studying science, an OECD ... top levels of science proficiency. In Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, by contrast, fewer than one in 20 students made top grades. Countries with more top-level science ...

  9. Science and technology boost

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work to build the infrastructure for science and technology development. 'But we want to further enhance our existing infrastructure, activities and policies,' he said. ... Science Park, Cyberport, the Hong Kong Applied Science and Research Institute, and five industry-focused R&D centres. Mr Chan said the five centres had so far conducted about 310 projects ...

  10. Science came first but democracy must follow

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the development of science and democracy. For decades afterwards, the movement continued to inspire political debate and protests, most recently the student-led June 4 pro-democracy movement in 1989. ... The slogans of the May 4 Movement calling for the development of science and democracy remain relevant today. While China has made much progress in advancing science, it is still an authoritarian ...




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