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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... Cabello Walking on water Through the dense steam rising from the onsen, Jupiter is clearly visible over the twinkling black waters of the Seto Inland Sea. It's not hard to see why this hotel ... The bridges themselves are magnificent structures, rising out of the placid waters and towering above the somnolent scenery. Tatara Bridge is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge. Its elegant ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Film Noir, edited by Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the cameras and the lights are angled, film noir exists in the shadows of the industry, with its explorations of the darker reaches of the soul. Little wonder that those who first tested the waters ... represent film noir, starting with 1920's haunting The Cabinet of Dr Caligari through to the street-smart and rapid-fire Drive (2011). The resources at the editors' fingertips ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    The dangers of open water swimming in triathlons and how to minimise the risks

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by DR MICHAEL TSE

    ... Dr Michael Tse life@scmp.com Open water swimming is the most dangerous of the triathlon disciplines. Dr Michael Tse offers advice to reduce the risks Splash course The arrival of summer generally marks the start of the triathlon, aquathon and open water swim racing events. Many of those new to these events have spent the winter in the comfort of a swimming pool, and have not had ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news briefs

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Portal for the blind Hong Kong Blind Union has launched an e-learning resources portal as part of the Jockey Club e-Learning For All (Elfa) service, a three-year project sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to help the visually impaired. Since last August, the project has provided a wide spectrum of e-learning services, which ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... reactors, favouring designs akin to typical nuclear plants, with solid fuel plus heavy water- which has deuterium rather than hydrogen atoms. A Norwegian project is pioneering use of thorium in a light-water reactor. But the main excitement around thorium centres on the possibility of using salt mixtures with thorium fluoride plus other chemicals, which can become molten during operation. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... shopkeeper while studying in Beijing in 1990: her request to see a hot-water thermos kept behind the counter annoyed the merchant. It is an illustration of the central thrust of this book- ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... be put to use? To do this, we have to learn what every leaf knows: how to turn sunlight, CO² and water into biomass. Making energy from CO² transforms CO² from the problem to the solution. ...

  8. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... food as it glided over water about 28 million years ago. However, it might have needed some help getting airborne, given its wings were too long to flap easily from the ground. Scientists ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Robert Miller's HK$100m gift to Asia Society highlights arts funding woes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A HK$100m donation to the Asia Society highlights the never-ending struggle small arts groups face trying to keep their heads above water The art ... such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Ballet, have resources to host fund-raising galas. But smaller organisations say they simply cannot afford to stage events of that scale. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Cashmere that cleans itself when left in daylight is developed by Hong Kong scientists

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... the process could lead to substantial savings on energy, water, washing liquids and dry cleaning chemicals, he said. The price of the treatment would only increase the cost of production by 1 or 1.5 ...




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