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The Harmful Effects of Artificial Turf

The Harmful Effects of Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is a low-maintenance option for keeping playing fields green and readily available for use, especially in hot, wet climates. But work by Professor CY Jim is adding to the evidence that artificial turf can be hazardous to both health and the environment

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City Life

City Life

It seems only fitting that a new species of ant discovered in Hong Kong was not found in a rural setting but in the city’s urban jungle – just a short distance from the HKU campus

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

A new technique to estimate distances between Earth and planetary nebulae accurately will give them a more meaningful place in astronomical research

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Nature's Answer to the Rain Drain

Nature's Answer to the Rain Drain

Feasibility study reveals the advantages of introducing environmentally-friendly and sustainable drainage systems for stormwater

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Fighting the Resistance

Fighting the Resistance

As more and more infections grow resistant to existing antibiotics, an HKU team led by Dr Xuechen Li, Department of Chemistry, is at the forefront of developing the next generation of antibiotics

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