Build a platform to win

When describing what it took to turn a small local firm into an international conglomerate, Y. C. Chow, chairman of the Chevalier Group, likes to use an analogy.

Saturday, 1 December, 2007, 12:00am

Using technology to stay in step with the environment

Part of the mandate when the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation was set up five years ago was to play a leading role for Hong Kong to become a major international centre of innovation and technology development and a hub for high value-adding, skill-intensive manufacturing and service industry capacities.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

7827TVBT and 7839TVBT

Mobile operators focus on mobile TV, which uses their network to distribute TV programmes. But the technology is not yet advanced in Hong Kong and you typically have to pay for the content.

Electronics manufacturer, AV Link USA, is jumping the gun with TV handsets.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

HK surveyors offer quantity and quality

Building boom in Macau and China creates demand for professionals

Not only do Hong Kong's booming developments require the expertise of civil engineers, architects and builders, they also depend on the know-how of quantity surveyors.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Inflight Power Recharger

What is it? A convenient portable charger that plugs into airline audio systems to charge mobile devices such as iPods, game players, BlackBerries and mobile telephones.

How does it work? The Inflight Power Recharger uses the latest energy-harvesting technology to pump up the low-voltage power from the headphone jack (1.5 volts) on a storage capacitor.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Add spark to exciting position in Shenzhen

Here is an exciting opportunity for a position in Shenzhen.

Providence Enterprise, a full-service contract designer and manufacturer dedicated exclusively to the production of finished goods and electro-mechanical assemblies, is looking for an electronic engineering manager.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Golden wonder

Samsung Electronics has released what it claims is 'the world's slimmest mobile phone' and the 'ultimate souvenir' to mark the Beijing Olympic Games next August: the Anycall 18K Golden Edition E848 camera phone. The quad-band GSM slider-handset measures barely 10.6mm in depth yet it features a 2.2-inch display and a 2-megapixel camera.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Drinking water at turn of a pedal

Victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis may benefit from an invention by Hong Kong students that uses human power to distil water for drinking.

The HK$3,800 device is powered by a person pedalling a bicycle. It was developed by Polytechnic University engineering students as their entry in an international design competition.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

256b yuan budgeted for water cleanup plan

Beijing has budgeted more than 256 billion yuan for a gigantic cleanup of 11 pollution-plagued water bodies by 2010, but the cash will be barely enough to bring worsening degradation under control, mainland experts say.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hi-tech solutions for better quality of life

The impact of biomedical engineering on daily life is far more widespread than many realise. From hand tools used by dentists and over-the-counter items such as sports bandages and thermometers to ultra hi-tech medical equipment used for complicated surgery, the majority of people have in some way benefited from biomedical engineering innovations.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Government stands idly by while we endure terrible air pollution

I wrote last year to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) about Hong Kong's terrible air pollution. I was assured that progress was being made, but it seems this is not true. The pollution index is extremely high again, and will likely remain this way for the foreseeable future.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Schools mull tougher air pollution policies

Schools and kindergartens are considering stepping up their response to air pollution after a school swimming gala was cancelled due to very high roadside readings.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Crackdown on river dredging

Guangdong has stepped up a crackdown on sand dredging in rivers since the partial collapse of the Jiujiang Bridge, in which nine people died, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Provincial departments launched the joint campaign to control sand-mining operations after the June 15 disaster. The water resources department has fined 850 boat operators for illegal sand dredging.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing gets flak for pollution of waterways

Beijing should take the blame for the embarrassing failure of its much-touted campaign to tackle widespread water pollution problems, mainland officials and experts say.

It should also demonstrate its commitment to saving the degraded environment, they said.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Do you think bank branches are too cold?

For bank staff wearing heavy suits, the cold temperature is fine. However, for customers who come in wearing casual and light clothes, it is too cold.

The government has suggested the optimum indoor temperature be about 25.5 degrees Celsius, but in some banks, it is closer to 23 degrees.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am