Articles tagged with ‘Hong Kong’

Sambucus williamsii Image: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
30 June 2014
A traditional Chinese folk medicine used for treating bone fractures and joint diseases may be just as effective for managing osteoporosis as commercially available medications, but without their potential side effects. Epidemiological studies in China suggest that almost 70 million people suffer...
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Prototype proactive construction management system (PCMS) undergoes testing in a construction site environment. Image: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
26 June 2014
Researchers at  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are developing a proactive construction management system to enable construction workers to detect and thus avoid dangers. In Hong Kong, construction ranks as its most dangerous industry in terms of on-the-job fatalities. In 2011 the...
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Image: Wikimedia
26 June 2014
Hong Kong is a unique city due to its complex geographical setting and its concentration of very high buildings. Researchers are taking advantage of this fact to study how cities are ventilated in order to provide guidelines for future city design. The...
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Figure 1: Daytime temperature map of Kowloon in 2009 (left) and projected daytime temperature map of Kowloon in 2039 (right)
31 July 2012
The temperature in the inner urban areas of Hong Kong is predicted to rise by two to three Celsius degree in 30 years’ time, according to the latest scientific study by researchers at the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) of...
Stonecutters Bridge
10 May 2012
New software is being developed to simulate the ability of Hong Kong’s Stonecutters Bridge to withstand natural disasters and long term use.
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