Book review: Wind Wizard, by Siobhan Roberts

Book review: Wind Wizard, by Siobhan Roberts

This book suffers from an identity crisis: it is marketed as "popular science" but its subject means much of the book is given over to scientific discussions of natural phenomenon and engineering theory.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 5:30pm

Engineer shortage not the problem

Engineer shortage not the problem

Your article regarding a lack of engineers in Hong Kong ("Not enough engineers to go around", January 24) requires another viewpoint.

5 Feb 2013 - 6:11am 2 comments

Protests indicate mainlanders want leaders to take pollution seriously

A policeman suffers the wrath of protesters opposed to a wastewater pipeline in Qidong. Photo: AFP

As a new generation of leaders prepares to take the nation's reins later this year, they will inherit the unenviable task of dealing with its ever-worsening pollution.

23 Aug 2012 - 3:50am

Rant: toxic shock

Illustration: Henrik Drescher

Normally, getting around by foot instead of in a taxi would be considered good exercise.

31 Aug 2012 - 6:01pm

MTR engineer makes dream projects a reality

Regis Chee Lap-gee (right) joined the MTR Corporation as a construction engineer two years after obtaining his chartership in civil engineering. He is currently involved in building the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link. Having been brought up in Hong Kong, he takes great pride in contributing to the city through infrastructure projects. He talks to Wong Yat-hei.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Scorched and parched

A heat wave has hit the United States and some regions are boiling. From the Midwest to the East Coast, people and animals are doing their best to stay cool.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

CLP trainee hopes to engineer a better society

Jessica Or Pui-ying (below) was so impressed by CLP Engineering's multi-discipline development in engineering and green-energy promotion that she joined the firm as an engineer trainee. She tells Wong Yat-hei that by serving in the field of engineering, she hopes she can contribute to a better society.

What is your study background?

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protests show rising green concerns

Mass protests this week over the planned construction of a molybdenum-copper alloy plant in Shifang , Sichuan province show that environmental concerns are becoming a leading cause of social unrest.

Authorities yesterday said they would scrap the 10.4 billion yuan (HK$12.7 billion) project, the subject of demonstrations by tens of thousands of Shifang residents.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Configuring land of the future

Underground, above the ground, and under the sea - Hong Kong's Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) surveyors play a vital role in shaping, preserving and making the best use of the city's landscape.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Watchful eye on the runway plan will help to improve it

The first shot was fired last week by green groups, which warned both the Airport Authority and environmental officials that they are closely watching how an environmental impact assessment for the third runway is to be carried out.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Can Leung get the job done and lead us to greener ways?

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has led the government for seven years and the public will probably remember his famous election slogan of 'I'll get the job done.' But has he fulfilled that promise?

Undoubtedly, there have been a number of controversial issues and projects over the past few years, stirring up heated debate and strong opposition in society.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rongsheng eyes US$800m deal to construct oil rigs

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries is set to make its first foray into the offshore-rig-building market with a deal potentially worth up to US$800 million from a Singapore-based company.

The mainland's largest private shipbuilder and PrimePoint Oil & Gas, an offshore hydrocarbons exploration firm, are in talks for the construction of up to four rigs.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tall look just an illusion

Low ceilings are common in Hong Kong homes, but there are ways of making them seem higher, and their rooms look more spacious. Just as women use fashion tricks to make themselves appear taller, designers have ways of making ceilings seem elongated.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese yards making strong market gains

Chinese shipyards were set to take an increasing share of the burgeoning offshore vessel construction market, shipping experts said at an offshore marine conference yesterday.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Titanic

Inside the ship

Boat deck

Fourth funnel

Not functional. Added for aesthetics but also provided ventilation

White Star Line pennant

Flown from 8am to sunset


Titanic's size meant it required very powerful machinery to push it along

Smoke uptakes

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am