Articles tagged with ‘The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’

Perched on top of the lander, the camera pointing system monitored the lunar rover as it descended onto the moon’s surface to commence exploration. Copyright : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
14 May 2015
A rugged camera technology developed by researchers in Hong Kong and China successfully captured 360 degree panoramic views of the moon during China’s first lunar landing in 2013. The “camera pointing system” (CPS) is a sophisticated tool capable of controlling a camera’s...
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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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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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4 March 2014
Scientists from the Philippines and Hong Kong have been studying how the human eye works in order to improve optic health. Our eyes work by way of a lens, mostly composed of protein and water, which projects the incoming light into the...
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19 February 2014
Researchers from Hong Kong and China develop camera technology to map lunar surface in preparation for China’s lunar programme. With space exploration comes technological advancement. When the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully deployed the Beagle 2 Lander in the Mars Express Mission...
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7 January 2014
Weaving together genetics, materials and tissue engineering is beginning to show promise in the fabrication of scaffolds that could be useful in implants, the release of drugs directly to their targets, and in wound healing. Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University...
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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...
The new labels can be used for whole body or in vitro cell bioimaging.
25 July 2012
Next-generation fluorescent labelling agents are being developed from nanomaterials by scientists at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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9 May 2012
A hospital in Hong Kong is trialing a new Cognitive Behavioural Education (CBE) programme for family members of critically ill patients, with the aim of reducing stress and anxiety.
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