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Factories Fit for Humans

Factories Fit for Humans

The hard, sharp, straight configuration of modern factories is efficient for producing and moving goods as quickly as possible, but it also takes its toll on workers’ psyche, according to new research that advocates for more humane designs

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Research teams from the Mechanical Engineering Department have made innovative advances that will aid two different medical procedures for heart patients – cardiac catheterisation and complex cardiac surgery

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Students out of Sync

Students out of Sync

Universities around the world have been opening their doors and encouraging local and non-local students to study together and become friends. But despite their best efforts, a barrier lies in the way: these two groups lead very different lives

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New Pathway, New Possibilities

New Pathway, New Possibilities

As HKU’s AIDS Institute reaches its 10th anniversary, the team has made a major discovery that could lead to a new immunotherapy to reinforce the fight against ‘the incurable disease of the century’

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The Mixed Blessings of Big Data

The Mixed Blessings of Big Data

Big data offers tremendous opportunities for expanding knowledge and the ways we gather and use it, with benefits to health, learning and all sorts of human pursuits. However, there are also risks to privacy and governance by making so much personal information openly available. Research at HKU offers examples of both the potential and pitfalls of big data

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