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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    A diet of worms: Chinese volunteers spend 105 days eating creepy crawlies in space experiment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:37am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... for space missions Three volunteers have chalked up another first for China's space programme. They have spent 105 days living in a sealed test laboratory in Beijing and proved that worms can be the main source of protein during long space missions. The idea of using the animals as one of the main sources of food to sustain astronauts met with resistance in the West after scientists from ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    Novel designs for canine living spaces could start a new trend for dog lovers

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:10am by James King

    ... James King life@scmp.com A handful of designers are hoping their innovative, do-it-yourself concepts for canine living spaces could start a global trend among dog lovers. James King gets ... "a hammer and some skills", it's not that difficult to make, says Van Gemert. Asia, with its compact living spaces, is a likely market. "In small homes it's more important ...

  3. Nation will benefit from the spinoffs in technology

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US$2 billion China is reported to spend annually on its space programme will have spinoff benefits for the country in new technology, industry insiders say. The biggest advances ... Zhang Ya-Qin, managing director of Microsoft China's research centre, said: 'The successful launching of the manned space shuttle requires sophisticated technological convergence ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi urges air force to work with space industry

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:22pm by Minnie Chan

    ... state-owned space and aeronautics giants developing technologies for military and civilian use, such as the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). CASC supplies most of the hardware for the manned space programmes and is responsible for other technologies such as the Long March rockets, while AVIC produces fighter ...

  5. Life sciences, car industry evolve with JSR technology

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:43pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... indispensable to modern life. The company's technology is revolutionising the detection of infectious diseases such as hepatitis in China. A joint venture in Beijing makes diagnostic reagents readily available to hospitals and clinics throughout China to satisfy increasing demand. Magnetic beads, another diagnostic reagent derived from JSR's pioneering polymer technology, analyse ...

  6. Nitta-born technologies revolutionise industries

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:57pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... to supply a broad product range incorporating frontier technologies. Its expertise extends from transmission and conveyor belts, hydraulic hose and pneumatic tubing, and air filters ... we see Asia as one strategic area to manage and invest," Nitta says. "We want to be the No 1 global partner in composite technologies of soft materials." Nitta www.nitta.co.jp ...

  7. Shima Seiki weaves technology, design into breakthrough quality knitwear

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:27am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... business." Shima Seiki offers complete textile production solutions including a full range of knitting, cutting and inkjet printing machines. The company's knitwear technology is unrivalled ... knit. Shima Seiki was also the first to apply computer graphics to the programming of flat knitting machines and texture mapping technology to the apparel industry. Equipped with specialised ...

  8. Aichi's breakthrough technologies hoist work platform standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... through vehicle digitalisation and leverages its parent firm's cutting-edge hybrid technology. Having a 31-per-cent market share for truck-mounted vehicles in China, Aichi seeks further ...

  9. Haruyama changes business wear with innovative technology

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:00pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Fusing classic and elegant style with innovative manufacturing techniques, Haruyama Trading creates an affordable luxury for today's working class with ingenious and functional business app ...

  10. Takiron's advanced plastics technologies set industry standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:45am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... plastics products include static dissipative materials and FM fire safety materials used in ultra-clean environments. Keeping pace with evolving technologies in the medical industry, its bone ... to provide our regional customers with the best of the best technology," Hyodo says. Takiron www.takiron.co.jp ...




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