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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 09:44am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Rooftop setup releases heat at infrared wavelengths into space and experts believe it could slash energy used to cool commercial buildings Mirrors could be used to cool buildings and replace air conditioning A hi-tech rooftop mirror that reflects heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Italian firms overcome technical challenges so astronauts on ISS can get their caffeine fix Espresso in space really is rocket science Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed- a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). The device was made by two Turin-based companies, ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Draft regulation seeks first nationwide ban on smoking at indoor public spaces

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring an international commitment to reduce tobacco use. The Ordinance on Restricting Smoking in Public Spaces, released for public consultation yesterday by the State Council, bans smoking at all indoor, and some outdoor, public spaces. Yang Gonghuan, ...

  4. News - China

    China eases restrictions on number of internet cafes but adds space requirements

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Mandy Zhou

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Demand continues to grow for them in non-urban areas China has eased restrictions on the number of internet cafes legally allowed, their location and how many computers they may have but is now requiring they have a business area of at least 20 square metres and an over-two-square-metre space for each computer, Xinhua, the state news agency, reported. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT REPORT

    Open spaces in private developments criticised for 'poor access and being badly maintained'

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:49pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai cheung.chifai@scmp.com Private developments ‘not living up to requirements’ they maintain open areas for general use Closed to the public Some public open spaces in private ... the low patronage at some of the sites might be linked to a poorly enforced policy requiring private developments under certain lease conditions to build and run the spaces ...


    Space to be the next frontier for China's air force

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The PLA's airborne wing has been told to regroup and push new aeronautical limits but one big technological challenge bars the way Space the next ... are building blocks for China's aim to push the next frontier- space. In June, President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of the PLA Central Military Commission (CMC), told the air force ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Darmstadt, Germany European Space Agency scientists behind the project overjoyed after touchdown caps a 6.4 billion-kilometre journey begun a decade ago Probe makes historic landing on comet Scientists have successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet in a historic first for space exploration, the European Space Agency said yesterday. The lander, named ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tech giant leases historic San Francisco site to develop robots, planes and space exploration Google in US$1b deal for Nasa airfield Google has leased a Nasa airfield in San Francisco, which includes three hangars capable of housing robotics research and space-exploration vehicles. The 60-year, US$1.16 billion lease of Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco ...

  9. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Camp Canaveral and Washington A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies – including offbeat cargo ... on Saturday due to rain. “And Dragon is flying free, on its way to the International Space Station,” Nasa commentator George Diller said. It should reach the space station’s six-man crew on Tuesday, ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Contracts awarded to Boeing and newcomer SpaceX to launch astronauts into space and end dependence on Russia for space station flights Nasa launches US$6.8b spacecraft programme The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as Nasa awarded up to US$6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based ...




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