Information and communication technology (ICT) keeps advancing at a skyrocketing speed and complexity. Meanwhile, many developed societies are seeing an ageing population as a result of advancement in modern medicine as well as improvement in nutrition and public health…

Cancer is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded maladies known to humans. It is defined as a condition where cells proliferate uncontrollably. Besides surgery, conventional cancer treatments include radiotherapy and chemotherapy that aim at selectively killing cancer cells…

China, the UAE and the US had successfully launched their Mars probes during the launching window in July last year. After more than half a year of space travel, the three Mars probes, namely, "Tianwen-1" of China, "Hope" of the UAE and "Perseverance" of the US have arrived their destinations and started their missions…

The idea of the phase field method could be traced back to Lord Rayleigh, Josiah Willard Gibbs and Van der Waals. Since then, it has emerged as a powerful approach for modeling and predicting mesoscale morphological and microstructural evolution arising from many fields, such as biology, material sciences, image processing, multiphase fluid mechanics, chemical and petroleum engineering, etc…

Globalisation is a major trend in world development. With the popularisation of the Internet, communication technology has developed rapidly and encouraged spread of knowledge and exchange of ideas. Knowledge and scientific research are also going globalised. From basic scientific research to the development of innovative technology, there are rapid proliferation of cross-region and cross-discipline collaboration...

The COVID-19 pandemic (the pandemic) continues to affect the world, research teams in different countries/places have been working relentlessly to combat the pandemic. Besides epidemiological study, vaccines development, and clinical management which are fields that are directly related to the combat of the pandemic, some areas of medicine where COVID-19 also has an important impact on patient care are being studied by Hong Kong medical teams…

In Astronomy, conjunction refers to the observation that two astronomical objects are very close in the sky when observed from a specific object such as Earth. When a conjunction occurs, the locations of the two objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude as observed from Earth…

Prof Lo is awarded the 2021 Breakthrough Prize, known as the "Oscar of Science", in Life Sciences for his work in discovering fetal DNA in maternal blood which enables the prenatal testing of Down syndrome and a variety of genetic diseases. The tests have been adopted in more than 90 countries and are used by more than seven million pregnant women every year. We are very honoured for Prof Lo’s support to take part in a series of short videos for the HKLF and to share his journey in the pursuit of science…