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An aircraft has set a record for hypersonic flight by flying more than three minutes at Mach 6 – six times the speed of sound.

US scientists share in 'Asian Nobel Prize'

Three US scientists whose work helped map the universe are among the recipients of the one-million-US-dollar Shaw Prize, known as the "Asian Nobel," the competition's organisers said Thursday.


Surveillance Suspected as US Spacecraft’s Main Role

WILLIAM J. BROAD The New York Times 24.05.2010
Surveillance Suspected as US Spacecraft’s Main Role

A team of amateur sky watchers has pierced the veil of secrecy surrounding the debut flight of the nation’s first robotic spaceplane, finding clues that suggest the military craft is engaged in the development of spy satellites rather than space w...

‘Frankenstein’ doc creates life

EMMA MORTON The Sun 22.05.2010
‘Frankenstein’ doc creates life

A SCIENTIST has created life in a pioneering laboratory experiment in which a bug was "brought back from the dead".


Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why

Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why. The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemis...

They Walk. They Work. New DNA Robots Strut Their Tiny Stuff.

Robert Lee Hotz The Wall Street Journal 13.05.2010
They Walk. They Work. New DNA Robots Strut Their Tiny Stuff.

For the first time, microscopic robots made from DNA molecules can walk, follow instructions and work together to assemble simple products on an atomic-scale assembly line, mimicking the machinery of living cells, two independent research teams an...


North Korea claims to achieve elusive nuclear fusion...

North Korea claimed Wednesday that its scientists succeeded in creating a nuclear fusion reaction, but experts doubted the isolated communist country actually had made the breakthrough in the elusive clean-energy technology.

Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean

German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April.


Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study reveals

At the age of six months babies can barely sit up - let along take their first tottering steps, crawl or talk.But, according to psychologists, they have already developed a sense of moral code - and can tell the difference between good and evil.

Girl frozen in time may hold key to ageing

Jonathan Leake The Sunday Times 10.05.2010
Girl frozen in time may hold key to ageing

Scientists are hoping to gain new insights into the mysteries of ageing by sequencing the genome of a 17-year-old girl who has the body and behaviour of a tiny toddler.


Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

NICHOLAS WADE The New York Times 08.05.2010
Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

Neanderthals mated with some modern humans after all and left their imprint in the human genome, a team of biologists has reported in the first detailed analysis of the Neanderthal genetic sequence.

Face transplant man goes public

A SPANIARD who had one of the world's first face transplants has appeared in public today to thank the donor and surgeons who operated on him.


NASA: Evidence of life on Mars

RHODRI PHILLIPS and PAUL SUTHERLAND The Sun 29.04.2010
NASA: Evidence of life on Mars

NASA scientists last night unveiled compelling evidence of life on Mars. A special mission to the Red Planet has revealed the likely presence of a form of pond scum - the building blocks of life as we know it.

Robo diet cop may be flab transformer [VIDEO]

A Hong Kong company thinks it has just the right gadget to help dieters and weight watchers shed the flab.


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Hong Kong's only public golf course prides itself on environmental awareness, and it is aiming to raise its green credentials another notch.

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Green tea, well-known for its potent inhibitor and disease-fighting properties, has been discovered to help protect against glaucoma and other eye problems.


Sai Kung Astropark opens

news.gov.hk 01.02.2010
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The newly completed Astropark has opened, providing recreational, educational and astronomical facilities for viewing the night sky.

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Fine weather helped people in Hong Kong witness this morning's partial solar eclipse.


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We were supposed to be seeing stars last night as lights in more than 3,500 of Hong Kong's buildings were switched off for two hours to put the sky in clearer focus.

Expo introduces HK geology

news.gov.hk 18.05.2009
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The Science Museum is holding the Hong Kong Geology 360 exhibition until August 16, to enhance public knowledge about the city's geological environment and to raise awareness of geological heritage preservation.



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