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Are we spending too much on science?

Last month, more than 300 leading European scientists met in Paris to discuss how to spend Euro1 billion (HK$10.92 billion).

Thursday, 10 March, 2011, 12:00am

Mega science - in the name of mega bucks

Funding for mega science projects is always controversial, even in the richest countries.

Professor Tony Chan Fan-cheong,

President, HK University of Science and Technology,

SCMP Insight page, August 25

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

A space-age plot, with Adam and Eve thrown into the mix

So scientists have managed to start up the mother of all atom smashers on the Swiss-French border this week, and thank God, we are still here! No black holes have appeared to suck in the entire world, as some people had warned. But wait a minute! We are not out of the woods.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Science heating up

On Wednesday at about 8.30am Greenwich time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) atom smasher on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, turned on the largest and most expensive scientific experiment in the history of humankind. It is also the most complex machine devised by man.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Black holes, grey goo and other matters

If the plaintiffs who have launched a lawsuit against a new multibillion-dollar particle collider at a US court in Hawaii are right, we may be in for extinction. But don't worry! Our last moment would come so fast that we wouldn't know what had hit us.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cadres spread word to private firms

'Missionaries' have been a success, party declares

More than 300,000 Communist Party members have been sent out to take up full-time positions as ideological missionaries in private businesses in an attempt to tighten party control over the booming world of commerce.

9 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Dangers from atomic power exaggerated

25 years ago Hongkong (October 11): The proposal to build an atomic power plant in Hongkong was given a boost yesterday by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr J. J. Robson, who said there were indications the dangers of pollution might have been exaggerated.

10 Oct 1999 - 12:00am