SpaceX's first private flight streaked into orbit from Florida Wednesday (Sept. 15) night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts.
Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic.
The Food and Health Bureau and the Research Council chaired by the Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee announced Monday (Sept. 13) that an additional HK$343 million has been allocated to support local universities that are conducting research studies on COVID-19.
Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space this week, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship, as part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.
Apple Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 7) it would hold a special event on Sept. 14 (1 a.m. on Sept. 15 for HKT), which most industry watchers believe will be used to unveil a new line of its flagship iPhones.
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has formally kickoff the Elevator Pitch Competition 2021 (EPiC 2021) by inviting applications from tech ventures in Hong Kong around the world. Taking place from 5 to 12 November 2021, participating entrepreneurs can join their peers, investors, and innovation eco-system leaders in an international week-long fest of pitching, investment, and business matching as well as learning from icons in the startup landscape.
A handful of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developers said recently that they have obtained the highly contagious Delta variant and geared up to develop vaccines targeting the new strain, which has spread to more than 130 countries and regions.
GRST, a partner company of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and inventor of the world's first water-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing technology, has secured a US$13 million Series A funding round led by the family office of TAL Apparel and the Chairman of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation (TPE:2379), Mr. Nan-Hung Yeh.