Shortlisted teams of young scientists to discover if their projects made the grade Twenty teams in the Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2008 will know today if their projects are winners. The competition asked secondary school students to submit scientific investigations or projects. The shortlisted entries include an automatic score flipper, a babies' pram that can reduce pollutants and an investigation into dietary supplements. Notebook computer loan scheme to start City University will introduce a notebook computer loan scheme for publicly funded, full-time first-year and second-year undergraduates and first-year associate degree students from October. First-year bachelor degree students will be able to borrow the computers for two-and-a-half years, while other students can use them for one-and-a-half years. Green group launches educational website The environmental group Sustainable Solutions has launched a website with short stories, cartoons, competitions and activities to teach children about important environmental issues and animal welfare. The website offers teaching materials in PowerPoint presentations in Chinese and English. They can be downloaded free. Visit: www.crazyadventures.com.hk Professor awarded for media research A communications professor from Baptist University has won the 'Highly Commended Award' of the 'Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008', presented by the Britain-based journal publisher Emerald, for a research paper. Kara Chan Ka-wah probed the ownership and usage of new media among young people in Denmark and Hong Kong.