• Sun
  • Dec 28, 2014
  • Updated: 11:04am

Helices

HK team designs sensor to detect steel rope faults

City University scientists have developed a sensor which quickly detects cracks and other defects in steel ropes used in lifts, trains and bridges.

Monday, 14 February, 2011, 12:00am

LAByrinth

Who started it? Chinese-Canadian designer and artist Elaine Young started LAByrinth in 2005 as a biotech fashion label and communications studio. Her obsession with bringing the arts and sciences together is evident in the LAByrinth project. 'We shape the things we build - thereafter, they shape us,' she says.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Question of the week: What is the most important scientific discovery of the past 100 years?

Emily Law Hoi-tung, 17

SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

PICK OF THE DAY

DNA

Pearl, 9.30pm

Fifty years ago, two unknown scientists burst into a pub in Cambridge and declared: 'We have found the secret of life!' Dr James Watson guides us through the events of the heated scientific race that led to a double helix model being built by Dr Francis Crick and himself, and their winning the Nobel prize.

Groundhog Day

3 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Genes in a bottle

So, a Hong Kong company is now selling keyrings with little vials of reindeer DNA attached. But who - apart from Santa - would need it? Here's SAR's more practical DNA wish list:

* Socialite DNA: for a portable record of how plain you looked prior to the 'work'.

10 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Seaman killed

A mainland seaman, 35, was killed at Western Anchorage when he was hit by a metal coil.

3 Oct 2000 - 12:00am