Issue No 6: May 2003
Research growth continues
Quick reaction to SARS
Translation strategies lead to Chinese version of Buddhism
Database of 35 million characters helps scholars and writers
Confucius’ poetry collection delivers insights into symbolism
3D model smoothes problems in creating ultra-precision surfaces
Nano views of electrolyte behaviour
Sun block ‘skin’ applied to textiles
Greater efficiency for clean building formula
Spin-offs from world’s smallest nanotube
New generation of electrical ceramics

NANO SCIENCE: Nanotechnology has been described as the next industrial revolution. It is the study and manipulation of matter that is so small its unit of measure (the nanometer) is one-millionth of 1mm. Hong Kong researchers have joined the global rush to exploit the science for an innovative future of new applications.