Detecting Crime in Cyberspace
Criminal activities on the Internet are on the increase, presenting new challenges to law enforcement agencies. Not only must they find the people responsible, they also have to keep up in the technological game in order to have any hope of uncovering cybercrimes in the first place.
A Portal on Human Rights
Human rights advocates, policy makers and researchers produce a great quantity of material on the subject - so much so that it can be a mighty task to stay on top of developments. A new website is helping to make the job easier by providing a one-stop source of information on human rights, with a particular focus on Asia.
On-Line Service Helps Doctors Treat Tough Cases
The treatment of blood cancers and diseases is notoriously difficult because the conditions are often life-threatening, they require urgent treatment, and the medicines used can be toxic and complicated to administer. Even specialists find it difficult to manage patients well.
Lifting the Veil on the Starry Sky
Hong Kong is one of the most light-polluted cities on Earth, a situation that not only blocks out the night but also represents a huge waste of energy. An astronomer at HKU has, fittingly, been at the forefront in calling attention to this problem.
A Helpline for Refugees
Hong Kong has hundreds of asylum-seekers who literally live in limbo as they await decisions on their fate. They cannot work or attend school, and their most precious commodity is information.
Interaction is the Key Word in iClass
A teacher asks her students to name the causes of global warming and 10 hands shoot up into the air. Who will be chosen to answer the question?
The Sunshine Project
Vitamin D is essential to bone health and overall good health, but one of the populations most vulnerable to insufficient intake, the elderly, are often ignorant about its benefits. A project initiated by an MPhil student has taken steps to correct that problem.
Saving Baby Teeth
Tooth decay is prevalent among young children in Hong Kong, where one survey has estimated nearly half of all five year olds suffer from the problem. While schools provide oral health education to children in the primary years and up, and through the efforts of the HKU Faculty of Dentistry, programmes are starting to target pre-schoolers, good and bad habits can start even earlier. It's not only the children but the parents also need to be educated.