Hong Kong was dubbed the ketamine capital of the world with a cheap and abundant supply of the addictive drug flooding across the border from mainland China. But now the city is fighting back and trying to kick its ketamine habit.
AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 8, 2014) Researchers in South Korea are taking the discarded remnants of a bad habit and creating effective, cheap energy storage. Tara Cleary reports.
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AFP (May 3, 2013) Hong Kong generates 13,000 tonnes of rubbish each day - the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. But in a few years' time all the landfill sites will be full so new solutions must be ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (June 11, 2014) Financial classes for children in Hong Kong seem to have produced results - an important lesson for a region where consumer debt levels continue to mount. Sareena Dayaram reports.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Mar. 20, 2015) A key document by Alan Turing on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science along with an original German 'Enigma' enciphering machine go on display at Bonhams in Hong Kong. Sharon ... watch video
AP (Apr. 10, 2015) An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4,000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (July 13, 2015) Despite having one of the highest rates of mobile phone use and homing many of the worlds biggest banks, Hong Kong is lagging far behind other major money centers when it comes to financial tech. ... watch video
Nov. 23, 2015 A biomedical imaging system has been developed that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called ... read more
Nov. 26, 2015 Researchers will develop new synthesis processes for long-chain molecules in order to characterize and construct them with so far unreached precision. This will result in an ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 There are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them, a Canadian, comprehensive scientific report ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 A new approach to identifying biomarkers in blood has proven successful in helping diagnose stroke, and the technology could be expanded to diagnose such conditions as concussion, some forms of ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A new technique has been created to watch the brain's neurons in action with a time resolution of about 0.2 milliseconds -- a speed that is just fast enough to capture the action potentials in ... read more
Dec. 4, 2014 Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the first ... read more
July 23, 2014 For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation, despite decades-old studies ... read more
June 17, 2014 A compound, hydroxynorketamine (HNK), has been identified by researchers that may treat symptoms of depression just as effectively and rapidly as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects ... read more
July 19, 2013 Recent studies have found that anesthesia drugs have neurotoxicity on the developing neurons, causing learning and memory disorders and behavioral abnormalities. Ketamine is commonly used in ... read more