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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... does not resolve differences. Not permitting protests is a factor behind the escalation; that space has to be allowed in coming days, although conditions have to be firmly set ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, October 5, 2014

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... for computing pionerr Paul Allen's space start-up, Stratolaunch Systems, company officials said. Privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp is challenging Nasa's decision to award contracts worth US$6.8 billion to develop and operate space taxis to competitors Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies. The latter is owned and run by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla ...


    Billionaire Elon Musk unveils Dragon V2, destination the International Space Station

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:15pm

    ... of the cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 took place at the Southern California headquarters of Musk’s company, SpaceX. Musk calls the new spacecraft a big leap forward in technology. SpaceX is one ... companies to fill the void by 2017 and has doled out seed money to spur innovation. SpaceX – short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. – has made four cargo runs to the giant orbiting outpost ...

  4. News - China - BUSINESS

    Beijing start-up plans to offer 'low-cost' space travel in ultra-high balloon

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:48am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A private company in Beijing is hoping to build a craft to take people 40km above the earth Balloon 'could take tourists to edge of space' A private mainland company plans to offer near-space tourism for ordinary people in a high altitude balloon, according to a Beijing newspaper. Passengers would ascend to 40,000 metres ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... and successfully demonstrated it. For Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this signalled a turning point in thinking about technology. "We had ... co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. The authors argue that the impact of technology on particularly the US ...

  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Nooks for reading books are rising in popularity

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... a place just for books, not for technology," said Kamini Ezralow, founder of London-based Ezralow Design Studio. "It should be a space separated from the daily grind of the house." ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com While home offices and work areas are now common place, demand is rising for dedicated spaces in which to curl up with a good book Read on: nooks ...

  7. Business

    A Business Mind: Asif Ghafoor, founder of Spacious Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... WONG YAT HEI When Asif Ghafoor came to Hong Kong from Britain five years ago he was stunned at how outdated the technology for online property searches was in the city’s vibrant housing market. He also believed the market could be made more transparent. Having worked for more than a decade in equity technology for international banks, in 2012 Ghafoor started  Spacious.hk, a property ...

  8. News - World

    New technology will connect large swathes of land and most of the ocean depths to the internet

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Half the world and the ocean depths do not have internet access; new technology will change that Breaking free of barriers The internet may feel like it's ... to exploit oil, gas and mineral reserves. This year, Beijing plans to sink a six-person workstation to the sea bed, a potential precursor to a deep-sea space station that could be inhabited. ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... making India a stronger player in the space technology market. Launched last November, the Mars Orbiter Mission, called Mangalyaan, aims to study the planet’s surface and mineral composition, ... India launched its space programme five decades ago and developed its own rocket technology after Western powers imposed sanctions over a nuclear weapons test conducted in 1974. In 2009, its ...

  10. Ushering in a new era of spectacular lighting design

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 09:51am

    ... that has layering and depth, while assisting interior designers to create interesting spaces,” Lee says. The sky is the limit when it comes to imagination and creativity in lighting design. Because ... to collaborate closely with interior designers to optimise the visual impact.  Through skilled use of special tools and new technologies, Light Directions succeeds in striking the fine balance between ...




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