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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am

London's escalating love affair with giddying views will reach a new height this year. Starting in November, up to 6,000 workers will move their swivel chairs and espresso machines into the...

22 Aug 2014 - 1:44am

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm

Actor who hanged himself had the traits: white, middle-aged male in late stages of career, a depressed substance abuser who sought treatment.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Scarlett Johansson's character of Lucy, in the eponymous hit film now showing in Hong Kong cinemas, has such a highly functioning brain that she develops telepathy and telekinesis.

17 Aug 2014 - 2:52am

With a bend of the knees and a hiss of compressed air being pumped into his "muscles", Hiroshi Kobayashi lifts two 10kg sacks of rice with as much ease as if they were regular-size bags of sugar...

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Running more than 6km a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study that examined how much exercise is too much.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am


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In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other...

10 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

For years, high school students have received identical textbooks. Even as students have different learning styles and abilities, they are force-fed the same materials. A non-profit organisation...

10 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

The forerunner of dinosaurs like three-horned triceratops was a bird-hipped creature the size of a turkey that lived in herds in South America and liked to munch on ferns.

10 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep disorder narcolepsy have retracted a study after saying they cannot...

10 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

Two years after completing the first one-person voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, Hollywood director James Cameron's 3D underwater plunge is set to splash into theatres.

10 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

Language learning app Duolingo has been gaining popularity in both mainland China and Hong Kong amongst Chinese-speakers looking to improve their English.

9 Aug 2014 - 5:36pm

A device that can reduce air conditioning energy consumption by up to 30 per cent, potentially saving HK$200 a month for a typical household, Ambi Climate is the product of a Hong Kong startup.

8 Aug 2014 - 3:00pm

Beijing's clampdown on the use of foreign information technology in the nation's public sector may have exposed new levels of distrust.

7 Aug 2014 - 9:27am

Anyone who rides around Hong Kong on two wheels knows only too well how dangerous it can be, with erratic drivers and double-decker buses hardly providing the ideal environment.

8 Aug 2014 - 9:01am

Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud name that means aspiration and a strong family line that traces to Namibia and South Africa. Her rich genes make her one of the most important...

3 Aug 2014 - 4:22am

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has rewritten a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record...

3 Aug 2014 - 4:22am

If someone were to create an award for "mother of the year" in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mum from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong...

3 Aug 2014 - 4:22am

Companies will soon be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial.

3 Aug 2014 - 4:22am

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe.

3 Aug 2014 - 4:22am

A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometres across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans...

3 Aug 2014 - 6:53am

Standard mobile devices are fine for urban dwellers, but when you get beyond the suburbs, into the great outdoors, a new class of gadget - or at least some careful protection - is required.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:10am

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29pm

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease...

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

At first glance, the black-coloured wild soybeans in Professor Lam Hon-ming's hand don't seem particularly special. Yet they contain a gene that can potentially benefit the agricultural industry...

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am

The blast force from the missile that slammed into a Malaysian plane over Ukraine, combined with the plane's dramatic deceleration, probably instantly rendered everyone on board unconscious or...

27 Jul 2014 - 3:47am


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