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  1. 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. ...

  2. Japan's space programme faces toughest test

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of rapid economic and technological development, the North American Space Agency (Nasa), wanted Japan's participation in its shuttle programme. Japanese scientists politely declined, believing ... agreed with then US president Ronald Reagan to play a key role in the space station, promising to build three modules and assist with technological development and training. Tokyo-based ...

  3. Mission space walk

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... technological muscle ahead of National Day. Yang Liwei, the astronaut who went to space on China's first manned mission in 2003, became a national hero and the same will probably be true ... The Shenzhou VII will lift off tonight in a historic journey to accomplish China first walk in space, writes Rebecca Tsui Shenzhou VII is scheduled to lift off tonight in a mission that, ...

  4. Are the warning signs in space, expert asks

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and fails to predict the next earthquake, people would ask: 'There is a quake probe in space. Did it see this quake coming?'' A China Academy of Space Technology satellite expert said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology was considering its own satellite, despite the CEA's opposition. 'The cowardice of the CEA is evident. We space scientists believe ...

  5. China's first spacewalk set for later this month

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The opening ceremony of the Olympics on August 8 also celebrated the nation's achievements and ambitions in space. The government has made developing science and technology a key policy. Besides its space programme, the nation is also trying to develop its own technology for civil aircraft and high-speed trains to reduce reliance on other countries. ...

  6. Are we spending too much on science?

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... projects on their agenda. They were: the International X-ray Observatory to explore what happens near black holes; the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna to study gravitational waves; ... generally agree that science can help us understand more about our world. This leads to improved technology and living standards and helps us solve practical problems, they say. So it is interesting ...

  7. CityU 4G project sure to be a crowd pleaser

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... their party mood. That will change if City University engineers succeed in developing a set of 4G technologies that bring revolutionary changes to data transmission and wireless communications. ... fourth-biggest university as research funding is usually dominated by research-oriented institutions such as the University of Science and Technology. Chair Professor Chan Chi-hou, the project ...

  8. Race for a place to call home- for now

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... square metres of space on average, and while that is hardly roomy, the compound will have public facilities such as schools, playgrounds, hospitals and even libraries. 'You will not feel ...

  9. Tornado chasers select ThinkPads

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Mainland technology giant Lenovo Group has delivered its computers into the hands of storm chasers in the largest and most ambitious tornado field research project of its kind. ... at their disposal to help them get close to the eye of a storm. 'To pull off a project of this scale, we need rugged and reliable personal computer technology to collect, house and analyse every bit ...

  10. Police turn to technology in sex-worker murders

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

    ... Joshua But Police will use computer analysis on all their leads in the hunt for the killer or killers of three prostitutes last month, a senior police said. The latest murder- of a 38-year-old Thai woman in a To Kwa Wan flat on Saturday- has sparked fear ...




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