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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University unveils self-assembling ‘Transformer’ robots

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:55pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Harvard University scientists have built the world's first working "Transformer" robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami. The alien robots featured in the Transformers movies have the ability to conceal their nature by taking the form of cars and trucks. The scientists' robot has yet to reach that level of technical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569428/harvard-university-unveils-self-assembling-transformer-robots
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Are smartphones a blessing or a curse? Scientific jury's still out

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:21am by GUARDIAN

    ... are on call any time, any place. It can then be hard for them to detach and relax, says Arnold Bakker, a professor of work and organisational psychology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 2012, ... Psychology. Michigan State University researchers surveyed US workers and found that those who checked their smartphones for work reasons after 9pm were more tired and less engaged the next day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1602148/are-smartphones-blessing-or-curse-scientific-jurys-still-out
  3. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Enduring appeal of immortality: Cryonics shows signs of life in China

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of cremation in many places. Traditional Chinese culture rules that the body must be intact to prepare for the afterlife. Professor Huang Wei, a historian at Sichuan University in Chengdu, said: ... in the future, it would be a bonus," he said. Xu Shaozhou, a sociology professor at Wuhan University who has studied burial traditions in China, said that if the government did not relax the forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1602630/enduring-appeal-immortality-cryonics-shows-signs-life-china
  4. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Mainland Chinese technology firms lure back homegrown talent

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:50am by Sophie Yu

    ... that developed the company's driverless car technology. Baidu also recruited Xu Wei, a former senior scientist at Facebook, and Zhang Tong, a statistics professor at the State University of New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1607190/mainland-chinese-technology-firms-lure-back-homegrown-talent
  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong-based university to come up with maps 'better than Google's'

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:17pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers say their algorithm allows them to go one better than Google and Apple University puts its 3-D technology on the map A more complete picture of Hong Kong- including all the off-street nooks and crannies- will soon be available online in 3-D, via mapping developed by the University of Science and Technology. Researchers are using aerial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517838/local-university-come-maps-better-googles
  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by JUNE SUN

    ... generation of young people coming back from university in the UK and the US, and they like disruption and technology," says Simon Squibb, founder of Nest, Hong Kong's first ever business ... in Hong Kong. Universities in Hong Kong have started addressing this issue. Earlier this year, for example, the Chinese University partnered with Google to launch Empowering Young Entrepreneurs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1597614/when-geeks-are-given-wings-fly
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Walking while texting a modern health hazard

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by WASHPOST

    ... behaviour", such as ignoring traffic signals or failing to look both ways. A 2013 Ohio State University study found that the number of injuries treated in 100 emergency rooms nationwide related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597490/walking-while-texting-modern-health-hazard
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hua Capital hires Bank of America for OmniVision deal

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Bloomberg

    ... of China's push to acquire chip industry capabilities. Last year, a Beijing-based university led the acquisition of Spreadtrum Communications, a designer of chips used to connect smartphones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1595559/hua-capital-hires-bank-america-omnivision-deal
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Cheetah-bot' aims to give Usain Bolt a run for his money one day

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:53pm by NYT

    ... The robot has now been filmed sprinting like a champion across grassy fields on the MIT university campus. When tested on an indoor track, the cheetah-bot- or robo-cheetah- could run at 16km/h, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594751/cheetah-bot-aims-give-usain-bolt-run-his-money-one-day
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Yahoo founder Jerry Yang plays a key role in Alibaba's listing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... extensive network." Yang, the one-time hotshot entrepreneur who co-founded Yahoo while at Stanford University with David Filo in 1994, is now putting his deep ties to China's largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1590503/yahoo-founder-jerry-yang-plays-key-role-alibabas-listing

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