Lighting the Way to Discovery
How does an idea get translated from the lab to the community? This is an eternal question in knowledge exchange. Professor C M Che, Dr Hui Wai Haan Chair of Chemistry and one of the top chemists in the world, has learned the answers the hard way.
The Toxic Tale of Hong Kong's First Patented Drug
One man's poison is another man's cure. At least that's the case for arsenic. Best known as a favourite substance for killing off royalty and victims in murder mystery stories, arsenic has enjoyed a comeback in recent years as a medical treatment, in particular for leukaemia.
Track Goods and People on the Move
A shipment of valuable computer components makes its way from Hong Kong to New York. The owners want to track its progress at every step but the location updates are not in real time - the best information is that the shipment left San Francisco three hours earlier. But where, exactly, is it?
A Creative Way to Share
The creation of a new work inevitably gives rise to the issue of ownership. And in today's digital world, where sharing expands the impact of a work, ''ownership'' can be a complicated matter.
Bridging the Gap between Culture and Preservation
Heritage conservation projects are usually meant to keep old and important sites safe from the wrecking ball. But while the physical structures stand, the life and culture of these buildings - embodied in their inhabitants - are often moved out. And when that happens, much is lost.
A Mutual Learning Opportunity
Schools need teachers who are both trained and practiced. The catch is that schools have to provide opportunities for student teachers to get that practice. Until recently, this has been an uphill struggle.
Promoting Word of Mouth
Publish or perish. It's a refrain heard on many campuses in reference to academic reputation but the Dean of Dentistry, Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, says it applies just as much to knowledge exchange.