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    Highly compressed methane gas hypothesized for causing earthquakes

    by Prof. Quentin Yue, Civil Engineering
    Oct 5, 2015
    Earthquakes occur every day. A damaging earthquake occurs every month and/or every year. It can suddenly release a large to extremely large amount of kinetic energy within a few tens to two hundreds seconds...

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    Converting low-grade heat into electricity

    by Dr. S P Feng, Mechanical Engineering
    Sep 30, 2015
    Assistant Professor at HKU’s Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Tony Shien-Ping Feng says the “thermal-charging” electrochemical device that combines low-grade heat conversion and charge storage can...

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    Economic success generated from innovation science

    Sep 23, 2015
    Physics tells us that the energy carried by the wind is a cube function of the wind speed. This physics-based relationship illustrates that changes in a single variable (wind speed) significantly impact...

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    Tri-party collaboration on upper torso humanoid

    Sep 21, 2015
    The research team of Dr. Yong Hua Chen, Prof. James Lam and Dr. Michael Z. Q. Chen from Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a major ITF project worth HK$8 million entitled Upper Torso...

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    Summer research interns from Mainland

    Sep 3, 2015
    More than 30 university students from 11 institutions* of Mainland China participated in the Summer Research Internship Programme organized by the Department of Computer Science...

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    Robotics researchers meeting guests from Greater China

    Aug 31, 2015
    Chinese Association of Science and Technology On August 18, 2015, a delegation led by Dr. Shang Yong (尚勇), Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Secretary (中國科協常務副主席、書記處第一書記) of the Chinese Association...

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    "imseCAVE" - Virtual reality for the industry

    Jul 19, 2015
    HKU Engineering creates innovative “imseCAVE” - a high performance, low cost, virtual environment for industrial applications and training

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    Atlas getting ready for DARPA Robotics Challenge

    May 20, 2015
    Atlas is Back! Built by the Boston Dynamics Incorporation in the USA, HKU’s Atlas is one of the 7 full-sized humanoid Atlas robots in the world. Research on humanoid robots serves as one of the objectives...

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    Mechanical Engineering researchers achieve breakthrough in automobile steel

    May 14, 2015
    A research team led by Dr. Huang Mingxin at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of HKU has developed a new generation of ultrahigh strength steels. The innovation has met, 10 years in advance, the...

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    Outreach on 3D Printing

    May 5, 2015
    Over 100 people from the education sectors, NGOs and industry participated in the "HKU symposium on 3D Printing for Education" which was held on May 5, 2015...