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Optics

French and US scientists share Nobel physics prize for quantum optics work

A US and a French scientist have won the Nobel Prize in physics for work in quantum optics that paved the way for precision clocks and may lead to a new generation of super-fast computers.

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 4:37am

Flaunt it: Plexiglas

29 Sep 2012 - 11:50pm

RAW workshop

I grew up in a home full of cameras, light meters, and paraphernalia: my father was a photography enthusiast. Stepping into the RAW (Random Art Workshop) studio with my own son, my joy for photography was re-awakened. I realised I had forgotten so much and taught my son so little about the art.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Focus groups

Capturing images for the family album is a breeze using digital formats. But as many keen parents are discovering, they may not be able to find a satisfactory image among 100 snaps taken, and shooting with a high-end camera won't necessarily yield great results.

6 May 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

Mainland sees red over coloured contact lenses

Mainland authorities say they will step up regulation of coloured contact lenses and have told manufacturers and vendors to suspend production and imports.

The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) said it was concerned about the risk such products pose, including infection and eye damage, due to the absence of proper medical supervision.

21 Jan 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

Lytro zooms into Asia with 'focus cameras'

Zoom into the board of Lytro, a digital-camera start-up whose technology allows people to focus pictures after they take them, and you will find Asian names at the helm.

Lytro founder and CEO Ren Ng is Vietnamese, as is chairman Charles Chi, while director of photography Eric Cheng is Taiwanese-American.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Portrait of an artist

Toby Wong had her first encounter with celebrity photographer Alain Yip when she worked at his wedding dress boutique as a sales lady. Little did she know that eight years on, she would be his trusted assistant, and a lecturer on his professional diploma in digital photography course.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Snap shots

Cyclops (1994)

Watson's first book put him on the photography map. This still-in print collection gathers his first 25 stunning years in the photography field, ranging from his work in fashion through to celebrity shoots.

Maroc (1998)

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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