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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Disabled sailor explores sea with remotely operated vehicle

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Once a keen mariner but injured in an accident, Rob Arro observes depths with remote vehicle Disabled sailor goes back to sea with hi-tech toy A horrific boating accident five years ago left sailor Rob Arro paralysed on the left side of his body, but state-of-the-art technology has given him the chance to roam the waters once more. Arro recently ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Technology can tackle urban challenges

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

    ... By 2030, this will swell to almost 5 billion, or about 60 per cent of the estimated global population of 8 billion, with urban growth concentrated in Africa and Asia. The fastest population growth ... IT of factories in urban areas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, aiding sustainability goals. Smart grids and smart metering of electricity can improve efficiency. Better ...

  3. The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Australia's Weeping Spoon Productions blends puppetry, music and animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea. In English with Chinese surtitles. Dec 16-17, 3pm, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 ...

  4. Hi-tech vessel boosts push in deep seas

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A hi-tech oceanic research vessel was launched in Wuhan, heralding a push into deep-sea areas of the world's oceans. The Chinese Academy of Sciences ... equipment. Its maiden cruise is scheduled for the western Pacific in June, where it will explore deep-sea areas. Professor Wang Fan, a researcher with the academy's Institute of Oceanology ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Technology breakthrough will change way we see the world

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... complex structures and changes in a dynamic, high-density urban environment like Hong Kong." The increased level of detail promises to allow observers to more accurately and efficiently monitor land use, as well as air and water quality. It can provide more information about things like particles suspended in the air, salt levels of the sea, vegetation distribution ...

  6. Internet user held by police for spreading polluted sea rumour

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A man has been detained by police and fined 500 yuan (HK$593) for spreading rumours that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant had polluted the sea around ... in Japan's nuclear plant has continued to influence and pollute the sea around Shandong province'. He added: 'Please inform your family and friends to store salt and dried seaweed, ...

  7. Urban jungle

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... where time has stood still since the beginning of humanity's urban jungle. There was the Old Cataract Hotel on a beautiful bend in the Nile. This is where Agatha Christie was inspired ...

  8. China Telecom, Unicom join sea cable network

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Telecom Corp and China Unicom, two of the three network operators that dominate the mainland telecommunications industry, have joined a consortium led by Japan's NTT Communications to develop a new international undersea cable system ...

  9. Illicit dumping at sea to be tracked

    Posted Feb 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Vessels caught dumping dredged-up sediment in unauthorised locations will be tracked by a HK$1.2 million system- designed to ensure they dump their loads in designated areas in future. Ship operators will be required to install HK$100,000 ...

  10. Designers gripped by deep-sea challenge

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The robotic claw of a new ocean probe is a HK creation A robotic claw designed by Hong Kong engineers will be used for deep sea exploration by Ifremer, a leading marine institute ... in France, said: 'This system [by Dr Ng and Professor Yung] could be used on wreck exploration or for scientific purposes for deep sea exploration.' Ifremer, an oceanographic, fisheries ...




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