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  1. Let private firms take over

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College I t seems incredible that the US space agency Nasa landed men on the moon 40 years ago, when the most advanced computers had a memory of only a few kilobytes, mobile phones had not even been dreamt of, and cameras still used film. So it seems curious that, with our current technology, manpower and resources, we haven't bothered ...

  2. Time and space

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... commitment to Nasa and future space missions means potentially compromising its commanding technological lead. The decommissioning of its space shuttles would have left Americans dependent ... perspective on why China's space programme is necessary for the country's technological advance. 'There are the science and the engineering in any space programme,' he said. ...

  3. Villagers search for deadly rocket debris

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the department of environmental science and engineering at Tsinghua University, said UDMH did not break down easily. He said his team had cautioned space authorities a few years ago about UDMH's ... debris has been one of the biggest headaches surrounding the mainland's space programme, according to Professor Jiao Weixin, a space scientist at Peking University. Space scientists still ...

  4. Out of this world

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... South African technology entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth made the trip, followed by American entrepreneur and scientist Gregory Olsen in 2005. The fourth private space explorer, Anousheh Ansari, ... Maggie Chen 'SPACE: THE final frontier,' the iconic opening words to the 1960s television series Star Trek, were uttered at a time when space travel was confined to the realms ...

  5. No excuses when technology fails

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While the cost savings of serviced offices are known, their potential downside cannot be ignored. For example, when workplace technology goes haywire, will the staff on hand know what to do, calmly, professionally and quickly? The experience of John (not his real name), who owns an investment banking and technology recruitment company, is startling. Two years ago, he started ...

  6. Mid-space missile test marks milestone for defence strategy

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China's mid-space missile interception test may seem less fancy than when it knocked out an ageing satellite with a missile three years ago, but its practical implication and technological achievements are far greater. The success shows China is gradually closing the military gap with the United States, thanks in part to the People's Liberation Army's ability ...

  7. Technology park has stringent admission criteria for tenants

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Tenants proof of the kind of 'science' done at Science Park', July 22) regarding the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, which requires clarification. The corporation is fully dedicated to providing infrastructure and services that enable Hong Kong to become a technology hub for electronics, information ...

  8. Technology boosts sales force

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Technology can be one of the most powerful resources in the retail industry, helping to streamline operations, track merchandise, monitor and evaluate the purchase history, and engage customers. 'Sometimes considered low-tech, the retail sector has one of the highest expenditures on technology. Technology is often overlooked, but in reality it is one of the most important ...

  9. Could aliens be trying to get in touch with us?

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and the probability of alien life is very high. 'Hawking's theory suggests that if we make contact with aliens, who are technologically more advanced than we are, it could be disastrous for us. ...

  10. LED technology takes root across the globe

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... properties. 'We are unique in the global LED space in that we want to enable [China to master its own LED technology]. We think fighting it, which most of the traditional LED companies do, ... diode (LED) technology. LED lighting, which is more efficient and becoming steadily cheaper to buy and operate, promises to cut the power bills of big advertisers, which could encourage them ...




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