Electromagnetic Radiation

Mobile phone antennae removed from university over cancer risk fears

Workmen remove antennae from UST rooftops last week, after a controversy over the number of masts on the campus. Photo: Red Door News

A memo was sent out to all staff and students after the Sunday Morning Post reported last weekend that mobile phone companies had paid the university to erect an estimated 87 antennae on the rooftops of residential and student blocks.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 5:36am

Cancer fears over mobile phone antennae at university in Hong Kong

Bad reception on campus

Compare the outlook from the dizzy heights of the University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay to that of a few years ago and you may notice that something new breaks up the horizon of outlying islands and passing yachts: dozens of mobile phone antennae.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 2 comments

Concerns over long-term health effects of mobile phone antennae

There are radiation fears over mobile phones. Photo: Reuters

It is very much a modern-day phenomenon - the sprouting of mobile phone base stations or antennae in recent years has sparked a slew of concerns about their long-term health effects.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Herbal sun protection

Herbal sun protection

Sunlight gives us our daily dose of vitamin D, but overexposure to its ultraviolet rays can cause photo-ageing, skin cancer and immune suppression.

13 Nov 2012 - 9:17am

Chinese scientists create snowfall in a lab

On the sidelines of 'serious' military research, optics Professor Liu Jiansheng accidentally created something he never expected to see in his laboratory: a snowfall.

Playing around with a laser beam at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liu and his team triggered a tiny flurry in their lab's cloud chamber.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Now the invisible man can take the heat

The science of invisibility has now thrown its cloak over heat - hiding it in a way that objects close to scorching temperatures remain cool to the touch.

It's another step towards making things invisible in reality - with one Hong Kong physicist leading the quest to, magician-like, make whole objects disappear.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Colourful year ahead

Colour specialist Pantone has predicted that tangerine tango, a spirited reddish orange, will be the colour of the year in 2012.

Pantone is relied upon around the globe for its insight into colour predictions and this year, it says the world needs a colour to recharge and move forward from the economic uncertainty.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Time-saving from Shu

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blocking out dangerous rays

Keeping skin healthy can be difficult when we are constantly exposed to harsh sunlight and cold air conditioning, pollution and stressful days, where eating on the go often involves unhealthy fast food - all factors of which contribute to unhealthy skin and premature ageing.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Everything under the sun to protect your skin

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers and skin ageing, according to Dr Kingsley Chan Hau-ngai, a dermatologist at Quality HealthCare. It is therefore important to be sun-smart while enjoying your day out. Here are Chan's top tips.

Wear sunscreen at all times

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Looking for a light challenge?

Polytechnic University runs the annual Senior Secondary Science and Mathematics Competitions in April each year to promote students' interest in maths, physics, chemistry and biology. Entries for this year's competition have already closed, but you can still get a taste of what it involves.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Time for reflection

From a fung shui perspective, the incorrect placement of mirrors may create problems. For instance, having a mirror on the ceiling above your bed will result in poor sleep and could lead to arguments between you and your partner.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Causeway Corner

Just a minute away from the Causeway Bay MTR station and within easy walking distance of all the area's major department stores and office blocks, the recently renovated Causeway Corner is a convenient and moderately priced temporary Hong Kong residence.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Plan for greener electronic gadgets

Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) plan to develop 'greener' wireless communication technology in a bid to reduce energy consumption and electro-magnetic radiation in portable electronic gadgets.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

The heat is definitely on and so should your sunscreen be. Try some of these handy ray-and-wrinkle-fighting items to keep your skin looking as young as you feel.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am