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12 Aug 2020
Forty-five of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators participated in EmTech Asia. They discussed how emerging technologies will influence industries related to artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, healthcare, immersive media, and more.
10 Aug 2020
The Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) launched its new Bioanalytical Laboratory for Educational Sciences (BLESS) with paid services in July 2020. This is the first bioanalytical lab to focus on education research in Hong Kong.
05 Aug 2020
Research at Kanazawa University as reported in Scientific Reports demonstrates atomic force microscopy imaging that gets around the challenges of exciting very small cantilevers at their high megahertz resonance frequencies. The approach accomadates wide frequency bandwiths, and is applicable for photosensitive materials in a wide range of liquids.
04 Aug 2020
A research team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Warwick has reached a crucial milestone towards developing single-pixel terahertz radiation (T-ray) imaging technology. Their single-pixel T-ray camera reached 100 times faster acquisition than the previous state-of-the-art without adding any significant costs to the entire system or sacrificing the sub-picosecond temporal resolution needed for the most sought-after applications, potentially opening the opportunity for them to be used in non-invasive security and medical screening. The breakthrough has been published in the journal Nature Communications.
04 Aug 2020
The ever-increasing growth in data traffic requires more powerful transmission networks. To respond to such demand, a group of researchers led by Prof. Xiankai Sun and Prof. Hon Ki Tsang in the Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently revealed a way to use light to convey large rates of data in advanced optical chips. Their findings and demonstrations shed new light on increasing the data capacity with low insertion loss and crosstalk. These research results have been recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
31 Jul 2020
An artificial intelligence approach extracts how an aluminum alloy’s contents and manufacturing process are related to specific mechanical properties.
30 Jul 2020
Researchers have solved a major problem for optical wireless communications - the process by which light carries information between cell phones and other devices. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) pulse their light in a coded message that recipient devices can understand.
30 Jul 2020
The electron is an elementary particle, a building block on which other systems evolve. With specific properties such as spin, or angular momentum, that can be manipulated to carry information, electrons are primed to advance modern information technology. An international collaboration of researchers has now developed a way to extend and stabilize the lifetime of the electron's spin to more effectively carry information.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
29 Jul 2020
Intermetallic alloys potentially have high strength in a high-temperature environment. But they generally suffer poor ductility at ambient and low temperatures, hence limiting their applications in aerospace and other engineering fields. Yet, a research team led by scientists of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently discovered the disordered nanoscale layers at grain boundaries in the ordered intermetallic alloys. The nanolayers can not only resolve the irreconcilable conflict between strength and ductility effectively, but also maintain the alloy’s strength with excellent thermal stability at high temperatures. Designing similar nanolayers may open a pathway for the design of new structural materials with optimal alloy properties.
27 Jul 2020
Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore
24 Jul 2020
While scientists still don’t fully understand the diverse nature of RNA molecules, it is believed that the proteins binding to them, called RNA-binding proteins, are associated with many disease formation. A research led by biomedical scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a novel detection method, called CARPID, to identify binding proteins of specific RNAs in the living cells. It is expected the innovation can be applied in various cell research, from identifying biomarkers of cancer diagnosis to detecting potential drug targets for treating viral diseases.
16 Jul 2020
IBM teams up with UN SDSN Youth Philippines to deliver a highly trained artificial intelligence chatbot on COVID-19.
16 Jul 2020
Filipino youth organization, UN SDSN Youth – Philippines, is paving the way for accessible information on the current pandemic.
15 Jul 2020
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) received numerous international recognitions and honours for its research excellence at different invention exhibitions worldwide in 2019. In appreciation of the concerted efforts of its scholars across different disciplines, the University organised the “EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon” in January 2020 to showcase and promote its endeavours in knowledge transfer.
Professor Eva Man (right), Director of the Academy of Film, and Professor Michael Bray, Director of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting for Global Screen programme.
14 Jul 2020
The Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will offer its Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting for Global Screen programme starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The course seeks to be the most competitive undergraduate programme in acting performance available, with cross-cultural and global enrichments that fully meet the needs of stage acting, acting with the aid of media technology, acting for the screen and social media in film industries.
13 Jul 2020
A unique artificial intelligence approach is sifting through samples to find undiscovered fundamental particles that might clarify unexplainable physical phenomena.
13 Jul 2020
Acute kidney injuries can sometimes trigger the deterioration of small blood vessels and capillaries, leading to chronic kidney disease. But, this process is not completely understood. Now, for the first time, researchers from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, in collaboration with teams from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA, have successfully used ultrasound super-resolution (USR) imaging to observe this process in live mice, revealing the promise of USR as a powerful diagnostic and research tool, and enhancing understanding of the disease.
09 Jul 2020
Scientists in Korea explain a new process that maximizes photon conversion in 2D materials, which could innovate photonic-based applications
09 Jul 2020
15 organizations recognized for their exemplary performance and valuable contributions in shaping new trends across Asia-Pacific
26 Jun 2020
"Neuromorphic" refers to mimicking the behavior of brain neural cells. When one speaks of neuromorphic computers, they are talking about making computers think and process more like human brains-operating at high-speed with low energy consumption.
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24 Jun 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel material that could enable major leaps in the miniaturization of electronic devices.
CityU Prestigious new scholarships at HK$1.56m for world-class PhD candidates
18 Jun 2020
A newly launched scholarship, up to HK$1.56 million(around USD 200,000), is set to attract high-calibre PhD candidates from around the world to City University of Hong Kong (CityU).
11 Jun 2020
With governments, including Singapore’s, discouraging large-scale events such as conferences, MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse are shifting their EmTech Asia event online.
10 Jun 2020
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are sponge-like organic-inorganic hybrid materials and have a variety of uses due to their ultra-high “porosity,” or the ratio of pores or air pockets to the solid material. Through a technique called “post-synthetic modification,” Professor Jinhee Park and her research team were able to enhance and modify the function of these materials for specific purposes.
08 Jun 2020
To extend its joint research training arrangements with countries in the Asia-Pacific region, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has signed an agreement on academic and educational collaboration with the Hiroshima University (HU).
04 Jun 2020
The MarTech Summit takes its first steps out into the virtual world! Taking place on the 16th and 17th of June, the Virtual MarTech Summit will gather over 1000 attendees from a range of backgrounds, the only common denominator is the love of MarTech.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
02 Jun 2020
Considering hydrogen as a clean energy for future, scientists have been striving to develop novel processes to produce hydrogen efficiently and cost-effectively. A team comprised of scientists who specialized in structure materials at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a high-performance electrocatalyst based on an innovative concept originally for developing alloys. The new electrocatalyst can be produced at large scale and low cost, providing a new paradigm in a wide application of hydrogen production by electrochemical reaction in future.
29 May 2020
The Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic cooperation with the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia on 7 May 2019, with the aim of building the capacity of Cambodian universities for quality enhancement of higher education teaching and learning. This was the first international MoU signed by the Ministry.
28 May 2020
An adenovirus is now better able to target and kill cancer cells due to the addition of an RNA stabilizing element.
27 May 2020
Nature Index 2020 South Korea, published in the May 28 issue of Nature, investigates South Korea’s strategy to become a “first mover” by investing in basic research grants and original discoveries.

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