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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts ... University. The heliosphere is the vast region of space that is dominated by the sun and the solar wind it produces. Interstellar gas and dust that spreads throughout the Milky Way surrounds ...

  2. Co-operate to keep the peace in space

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it has breathed life into Nasa. Hitherto the US space agency has been most identified with the manned space programme, now in limbo following retirement of the space shuttles. It had a huge stake ... to determine whether conditions that would support life existed. Meanwhile, China is catching up fast in space. Three new rockets in development include a Long March 5 with the capacity to launch ...

  3. Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton Interest in space exploration has been waning in the US, and Space Chronicles is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's attempt to rectify the situation. This potpourri of essays, reminiscences and interviews sets out the reasons why the country should accelerate its space ...

  4. reaching for the stars

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... As told to Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls ... of terrible things to come. Our first real job with the European Space Agency was not with the Mars Express mission, our ultimate goal, but with several proposed research exercises to simulate space ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Space treasures go on display

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this summer. The 'China Aerospace Technology Exhibition' will feature 31 exhibits borrowed from Beijing's China Space Museum, including equipment that has been used in space. The highlight of the exhibition will be the eight-metre-long escape tower from the rocket that carried China's first man in space, Yang Liwei. Other exhibits in the spotlight are a model ...

  7. Let private firms take over

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College I t seems incredible that the US space agency Nasa landed men on the moon 40 years ago, when the most advanced computers had a memory of only ... the latest proposed space programme, Constellation, off the Federal Budget. But, negative as it may seem, this may actually have put the US back on the right track to being the world leader in human ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ...   Space weather centre launched in Brussels Europe has launched its first space weather co-ordination centre in Brussels to raise the alarm for satellite-sizzling solar storms that threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth. Space weather is caused mainly by storms and eruptions in our volatile sun sending potentially dangerous radiation towards Earth. ...

  9. A dentist in space

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... samples. Ng's sampling tools will be attached to a rover of the European Space Agency that will explore the moon's surface. They will scoop up soil samples to see if there is enough water on the moon to make it viable for a human base there. The 59-year-old Hong Kong designer says he has spent three decades making tools for space exploration. He designed a drill and corer ...

  10. Personal space invaders

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jamie Carter lifestyle@scmp.com The phrase 'game changer' is an overused one even for the hyperbolic world of technology, but ironically, it can justifiably be applied to the world of gaming. We're still in an era dominated by stand-alone c ...




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