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Advanced devices developed by a mechanical engineering team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has proven to be useful for detecting potential stroke patients and helping machines mimic human brain functions.
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Dr. Janet Borland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies, has won the 2020 Grace Abbott Book Prize for Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2020).
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Nowadays, citizens often stick to the flat screens of mobile phones. To reconnect people in the city with nature through their mobile devices, the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society jointly developed the iOS app "HKBirds: Birds of Hong Kong". The app facilitates observation, identification, recording and sharing of bird records at anytime and anywhere. It encourages users to observe and reconnect with nature, raises public awareness on biodiversity and enhances appreciation of nature. The app is available for free download worldwide and acts as a field guide for the birds of Hong Kong.
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In Hong Kong, the sewage monitoring technology developed by the HKU multidisciplinary team led by Professor Tong Zhang of the Department of Civil Engineering has been incorporated as one of the key components of the control strategy for fighting against COVID-19 since December 2020. The sewage test results have provided a basis for statutory public health action in identifying buildings and places for compulsory testing operations to discover infected individuals. The systematic routine sewage monitoring programme of EPD and DSD now covers over 100 regular sampling sites in Hong Kong, providing early warning signals of COVID-19 re-emergence for over five million people.
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A research team of cell biologist in LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has discovered how to impede invasive cell migrations by blocking the synthesis of PI(3,4)P2 lipids that are excessively produced in cancer cells.
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The HKU Academy for the Talented, the HKU Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and the Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (OASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in mid May to jointly offer a first-of-its-kind Space Technology initiative in Hong Kong named the “Business Economy for Space Technology (BEST)” programme for secondary school students. This STEM initiative aims to nurture the next generation of “Astropreneur” with an understanding of how Space Technology and Space Data can generate a myriad of business opportunities in the “NewSpace” era.
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Some members of the China’s Aerospace Scientists team visited the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and held a lecture titled “China’s Lunar Exploration Programme” today (June 23) at Loke Yew Hall, with the Chief Designer of the Third Stage of China's Lunar Exploration Programme Mr Hu Hao as speaker. Mr Hu also shared his experience in China’s aerospace programme with the University Community after the talk.
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The sewage monitoring system developed by a cross-disciplinary research team led by Professor Tong Zhang at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has identified more than 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city so far.
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Researchers led by Professor Xiang Zhang, the President of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), have developed an atomic-scale ion transistor based on electrically gated graphene channels of around 3 angstrom width which demonstrated highly selective ion transport.
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A robotic fish with wide-ranging functions from search and rescue to providing entertainment at an aquarium sounds like an unattainable dream, but is the fruit of research by a young engineering team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).