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  1. Comment - Blogs - SPACE TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong dentist helps Europe's search for life on Mars again

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... and adheres to the surface," says Lutz Richter, 45, the planetary sampling expert for German space technology company Kayser-Threde. The company, which executes Ng's ideas, is under contract ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Inveterate inventor has developed multiple gadgets for planetary rovers; his latest, a space dust compactor, should see action in 2018 Dentist hoping ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Sunday Science

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 02:11pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com A look at what's on the SCMP's weekly science page This Sunday:  Martin Williams asks whether face masks and air filters truly help people breathe in polluted cities.  Paul Davies tells us how cancer can teach us about life's evolution.  European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordian says 2013 will be a bumper year for space ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by STAFF

    ... in India's space career. The country's space industry has now graduated from being a supplier of cheap launch services to a possible provider of cheap space technologies... Not since the Indira Gandhi era has government made the space establishment so central to the project of nation-building. India was insecure in a violently bipolar world in her time, technology poverty ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    India provides a new model of space exploration

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new model of space exploration The scientific skills, technological expertise and costs needed to explore space have meant only an elite club of nations can make ... and the goal of building an advanced technological base is closer. China and Japan, which have failed to reach Mars, are likely to now redouble efforts. But space research should not be about rivalry. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    United States Republicans take potshots at US-China climate deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:53am by Alex Lo

    ... Lamar Smith, Republican chairman of the House science, space and technology committee, and fellow Republicans Paul Broun and James Sensenbrenner. Smith admitted on Bloomberg TV last week he ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Virgin Galactic disaster shows risks are inevitable in space venture

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a successful trip to the edge of space. Branson signed up to the technology and a series of experiments and stringent tests have since been undertaken to ensure flights are as safe as possible. Air ... SCMP Editorial Risks inevitable in space venture The heavens have always fascinated mankind; it was the reason the world stood still, glued to television screens, on the day in 1969 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The myth of a divided Ukraine

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:56am by INNES DOIG

    ... an exceptionally well-educated workforce and vibrant economic sectors from agriculture and space technology. And it has fabulous cities. Odessa is my favourite, unfortunately the scene of sickening events ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Thank the rich for driving technology trends that will benefit us

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 01:08pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their robots have been used in space exploration, for detecting mines in war zones, and to tour the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster. But all ... rationally be demanding the cheapest tack possible, as long as it comes with a lower price tag. The rich, however, are getting richer- and it is they who seem to be driving the trends in technology ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 31st 2014, 04:43am by STAFF

    ... Liu Xiaobo is a man who has violated Chinese laws Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on a call to name the street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington after Liu   It's all around really a big leap forward in technology. It really takes things to the next level Elon Musk of SpaceX on his new craft, which could be used to transport U.S. astronauts   We have worked ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's lunar probe a missed opportunity to embrace innovation

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... ignored. It's been argued that there is no point reinventing the wheel. But under the Americans, Europeans and Soviets, space programmes have been about pushing the frontiers of science and technology. Failures are accepted as the price for developing new technologies. China's space programme has been relatively trouble-free because its many features reproduced ...




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