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The National Bureau of Statistics issues its regular report on house prices in 70 major and medium-sizes cities.

The National Bureau of Statistics issues its regular report on house prices in 70 major and medium-sizes cities. The State Council told local authorities on Wednesday to "decisively" curb real estate speculation and take steps to rein in the property market after prices rose the most in two years last month. 

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am

2013 will be a bumper year for space science: European Space Agency

A photo taken by the European Space Agency shows nearly 200 000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space. Photo: AFP

European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:29am

Short Science, December 2, 2012

Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata climbs out of his robot. Photo: Reuters

Worried the family dog is too chubby? Japanese information technology giant Fujitsu says it may have the solution with a new health management service that lets owners keep a close eye on their pet's exercise regimen through a pedometer attached to its collar. 

2 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

A dentist in space

A tool designed by a Hong Kong dentist will travel to the deep, dark craters of the moon to search for water.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

China has tracking station in Australia

China's space programme has taken another big step forward with the acquisition of its first tracking station in Australia.

Space authorities used the station in Western Australia during Tuesday's launch of Shenzhou VIII on a historic mission to dock with a target vehicle in orbit, paving the way for China's manned space station.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

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A former top Nasa official and scientist will help China implement a new leadership system for its space programme.

Charles Pellerin, who is in Hong Kong for a management consultants Evans & Peck, said he would provide China with management expertise rather than technical know-how.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Scientist confident of HK role in Mars lander

Hong Kong dentist and micro- sampling expert Ng Tze-chuen is quietly confident Hong Kong will have a part to play in the Mars rover that is being hailed as Europe's 'biggest Mars project'.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Consultant with an eye for detail wanted

Excellent advancement opportunities are being offered to a highly talented and motivated individual who can fill the role of consultant at a rapidly growing organisation.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Military spells out space ambitions

Civilian research goals have defence significance

The top military defence planning body has for the first time revealed detailed goals and a specific agenda for the country's space programme, a sign of unprecedented confidence in the massive investment of the past few years.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Reaching for the stars

He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery - tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy . . . and being tailed by spies

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Reaching for the stars

He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery - tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy . . . and being tailed by spies

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

reaching for the stars

He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery - tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy ... and being tailed by spies

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

reaching for the stars

He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery - tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy ... and being tailed by spies

The appearance of a comet is a bad omen, a sign of terrible things to come.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

What's On

JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE

Hubble Space Telescope is the latest sky show presented by the Hong Kong Space Museum. The film takes the audience on a journey through the universe, from the closest planets to the most distant galaxies.

The telescope named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble was launched in 1990.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Crashed on Mars? Then shoot for the moon

Mainland space programme likely to enlist Hong Kong researchers to help build sampling equipment

Two Hong Kong scientists are being recruited by the mainland space programme to help China land on the moon by 2012.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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