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  1. Father of space technology helped guide atomic weapons programme

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Scientist Qian Xuesen, known as China's father of space technology, died in Beijing yesterday, aged 98. Qian, a native of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, was widely known ... to study in the United States at the aviation department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He later studied aviation engineering at the California Institute of Technology. In 1939, he ...

  2. Brighten up your living space the simple way

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of furniture are also crucial elements. Budget, space and a list of functions should be drawn up before embarking on furnishing and redecoration, said John Shostrom, founder of JS Design Hong Kong. ... A common mistake is placing miniscule furniture in a small space. 'Not only is it uncomfortable, but doll's house-sized furniture will only make an already small space seem even ...

  3. Local inventors take thousands on technological tour of the future

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Park in Sha Tin. Most of the more than 100 exhibits at the InnoCarnival, ranging from a soil grinder designed for a space mission to a balance detector for the elderly, were made in Hong Kong. ... of its soil preparation system, a space tool designed for a historic Sino-Russian space mission, the Phobos-Grunt Mission. The mission, originally scheduled for this year, has been delayed due ...

  4. Up, up and away

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... promotes space science and technology education, announced they would foster the development of space-lift-related technologies through competitions under the 'Elevator: 2010' banner. Two ... The Spaceward Foundation estimates the start of construction of a space lift, with all the relevant technologies in place, could fall somewhere between 2020 and 2025. Once completed, it would have ...

  5. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Science & Technology

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has made startling advances in science and technology in recent years, and significant progress is expected in the coming year. Jia Hepeng, editor-in-chief ... also be a big one for space exploration and energy production, according to schedules released by the central government. ...

  6. Technology shields Beijing office complex

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of the development within a thermal, acoustic and pollution insulator as well as solar protection and ventilation between the inner space of the project and its external environment. The buildings ... in Beijing's office leasing market. The release of large volumes of new office space in recent years drove vacancy rates up to 19.17 per cent in the second quarter, according to Colliers International. ...

  7. US medical research firm praises base at technology park

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in one of five areas: integrated circuits and electronics; precision engineering; biotechnology; green technology; and information and communications technology. Apart from offering office space ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong's openness, educated workforce and strategic geographical position in Asia lured a medical technology company to the city, says its chairman and chief executive ...

  8. Space weapons scientists honoured

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this technology,' a senior researcher at a Beijing technical university told the South China Morning Post. Three other Beijing-based space scientists confirmed to the Post that the technology was behind ... to help the missile identify its target. That technology 'has been applied in four space weapons development programmes... and 20 key defence projects', the Ministry of Education said ...

  9. Nasa

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... They were trying to get ahead of each other. The US realised it had to go into space, too. In 1958, Nasa was born. Nasa stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The birth of Nasa was the start of the 'space race'. Nasa's first act was to put the first American satellite into orbit in 1958. It had a staff of about 80 people. The new agency began researching ...

  10. XJ8 combines technology with tradition

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

    ... body. The powerful yet restrained design of the Jaguar saloon marks it as an elegant, luxurious car in the tradition of previous XJ models. But alongside this were the technology and advanced ... his sudden death, but it was left to Callum to execute the final lines of the new car. The aluminium space frame construction brought about its own problems, he claimed. 'Aluminium brings ...




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