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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... This science fiction is, however, becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in Star Trek are beginning to materialise, and ours may be better than Starfleet's. Best of all, we ... these health sensors possible are miniaturised mechanical and microelectromechanical elements made using microfabrication technology. Similar advances in microfluidics and nanofluidics are enabling ...

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    'You turn me on' takes on new meaning as we teach technology to think

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The way things are going, Samantha, star of the Spike Jonze movie Her, mightn't be just a disembodied voice in the future 'You turn me on' takes on a whole new meaning Some of the best recent sci-fi movies are not a ...

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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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    Coming to grips with the pros and cons of shyness

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:47am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Sian Prior Trait can induce social anxiety ranging from mildly distressing to severely debilitating, but it also has positive character attributes Coming to grips with the pros and cons of shyness Shy people have quite a bit to contend with- not least the ...

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    Forget Mars, and focus on the wonder of life on our planet

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... there"? Perhaps the greatest gift of space exploration is enabling us to see ourselves as an island planet, where the greatest wonder is the world around us, the relationships between living ...

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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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    Preparing for the return of El Nino

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by Martin Williams

    ... of the way the Pacific looked in the spring of 1997," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at US space agency Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "That turned out to be the precursor ...

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    Why Hong Kong should be China's green-energy leader, and what we can do

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... sunshine, Hong Kong should be leading the way on solar energy. Our city is small, densely populated and energy intensive. Most of us live in high-rise apartments so we do not have enough space ...

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    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... the bet in each decade since, and his astonishingly rosy-tinted view of the future was reflected in an assertion made in 1994, when he wrote that we have "the technology to feed, clothe ...

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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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