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Finding the Higgs boson tops scientific achievements this year

From landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350-million-mile journey, to the discovery of the world's most wanted subatomic particle, the top 10 scientific achievements of 2012 have been nominated by the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Scie

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 3:54am

Hong Kong hub role at risk amid tighter US checks on cargo

Exporters face tougher security controls on airfreight to the United States next week, which, together with similar measures taken by Europe next year, threaten Hong Kong's position as the world's busiest air cargo hub.

The new rules require 100 per cent X-ray screening of all freight and the submission of detailed information about exporters before the cargo is loaded.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

X is for X-Ray

Touch Press have teamed up with the British Institute of Radiology to release X is for X-ray, which combines X-ray technology with the iOS to allow users to see beneath the surface of our familiar world.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

High drama

Henry Tang Ying-yen has been haemorrhaging support, but yesterday there were a few new fans - Hong Kong's crane-hire firms, who were doing brisk business. The media are intent on covering the story from all angles - and that includes from a great height, eager to peek over the high walls around 7 York Road, the property at the heart of the 'underground palace' scandal.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Shenzhen X-ray scanners in subway radiation scare

Nearly 300 X-ray luggage scanners installed at Shenzhen underground stations in June have violated the mainland's radiation regulations and could increase cancer risks for children and pregnant women sensitive to radiation, local media reported yesterday.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey took week to tell doctors of broken leg

Jockey Tye Angland proved just how tough he was last week when he flew to Australia to be best man at his friend's wedding just hours after breaking his shoulder in a fall at Sha Tin - but he took bragging rights to a new level after it was revealed he had been walking around on a fractured leg for the previous six days.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am