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    Rapid technology change set to bring benefits and dislocations

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson There will be an ever greater digital bounty, but robots may well replace workers and the gap between rich and poor will widen Rapid technology change to bring benefits, ... think technological innovation has plateaued and that we cannot expect new innovation to provide the kind of growth that technologies such as electricity did in the 20th century. We may ...

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    Robotic vehicles set to unlock secrets of space

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Martin Williams

    ... of space At the end of last month came news that Nasa has ideas for a novel robotic space vehicle. Dubbed a "super ball bot" by the US space agency, this would be roughly spherical, built ... and packed together for a single mission. It seems a weird concept for space exploration, but our solar system is a weird place, as recent discoveries have shown. Several of these discoveries involve ...

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    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Conflict over profits and poverty sees many missing out on breakthroughs A compromise on pricing is the best medicine An announcement of a cure for a disease that affects millions across the globe is naturally greeted with r ...

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    Was our imperfect world created by a clever but bumbling lab scientist?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:39am by Alex Lo

    ... a Russian-American physicist who until last week was mostly unknown outside of the cognoscenti of modern cosmology. Not any more. Linde, along with Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe called the big bang and which were long predicted by Guth and Linde. The discovery ...

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    Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams When it comes to healthy eating, its best to look to the experts, not celebrities such as extreme dieter Peaches Geldof Typical modern diets serve up recipe for disaster If only you and I were dogs or rabbits- how much easier this column m ...

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    Plagiarists face many pitfalls in the electronic age

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by GUARDIAN

    ... Graves' I, Claudius and quietly stuck them into The Manchurian Candidate, he did it the good old-fashioned way. Today, technology covertly assists us: ctrl+C to copy images, prose, code, video ...

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    Brain power still the genesis of scientific breakthroughs

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by Tom Yam

    ... Tom Yam Despite the advent of super-computers and space missions, it's the human mind that still create the theories at the heart of science Brain power still the genesis ... no longer make fundamental breakthroughs in science without the aid of supercomputers, space missions and enormous expenditure? Through much of human history, from the Babylonians 4,000 years ago ...

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    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... that Hong Kong can readily meet housing demand without touching the country parks. They also appear to view the country parks as being like empty spaces, with land that can be improved by pouring ... that a walk in a green space "is likely to have a restorative effect and help with attention fatigue and stress recovery". So perhaps when people advise developing country parks, we should ...

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    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Officials are aware of the problem but proposals such as turning coal into synthetic natural gas do not help the cause China's challenge to clean up its filthy environment I first came to China in 1985 to study bird migration at Beida ...

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    There's plenty still for us all to discover, despite John Horgan's thesis

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 04:59am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... aliens remains completely speculative. Our big radio telescopes have heard not a peep so far. Maybe the Voyager spacecraft will bump into something out there in interstellar space (but don't ...




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