Newsletter No. 380

第三八零期 二零一一年六月十九日  No. 380 19 June 2011 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at . P2 《新定九宫大成南北词宫谱译注》出版,令现代人 能一探古代中国音乐的瑰丽珍奇。 The spirit of ancient Chinese tunes has been revived with the publication of an annotated anthology of ancient Chinese music. P4 「人家不明白,觉得为何值得花 那么多时间在跑步上,但我们 心中是有个目标要达到。」 ‘Other people don’t understand why we devote so much time and energy to running. We runners are motivated by a goal we set out to accomplish.’ P12 「出版本是『爱智慧』的行 业,一旦变成『爱利润』的 行业,意思就没有了。」 ‘The book industry should be the one devoted to the pursuit of wisdom. It’s meaningless when it is dedicated to the pursuit of profit.’ 师法自然 如果有一天你经过校园,发觉有只金属和塑胶做的巨型毛虫在树上攀爬,不用惊讶, 这不是入侵地球的外星生物,而是现代机器人实验室主任徐扬生教授与林天麟博士 发明的爬树宝宝。两位学者经常结伴爬山,赏游之余,从在树上爬行的虫类得到启 发,研发出轻巧灵活的爬树机器人。(全文详见页8) Mimicking Mother Nature Don’t be surprised if you spot a robot wriggling up a tree on CUHK campus. It is not a giant alien worm but the Treebot invented by CUHK experts on robotics. Inspired by inchworms while out hiking, Prof. Xu Yangsheng, and Dr. Lam Tin-lun from the Advanced Robotics Laboratory invented the lightweight tree-climbing robot to do health checks on plants. (For the full story, please read p.8) 本刊于暑期休刊,下期(第三八一期)将于8月19日出版。 The CUHK Newsletter will take a break after this issue and resume publication on 19 August.