Newsletter No. 473

Photo by ISO staff 「中大有晴」活动在百万大道上摆设了各式各样的游戏装置,希望大家在繁忙的学业和工作中找到平衡点,将压力转化成动力,共同体验生活的美好。 ‘Sunshine at CUHK’ features a variety of playground installations at the University Mall to help you relax amid your busy schedule. 你玩过吗? Have you tried this? 目录 CONTENTS 2 特写 Feature 小商店大使命—山城士多 Mart with a Mission—A Store in CUHK 4 . . . 校园消息 Campus News 6 财金浅趣 Financially Friendly 6 说东道西 7 宣布事项 Announcements 8 口谈实录 Viva Voce 绝不「离地」 (页8) Down to Earth ( p. 8 ) Photo by ISO staff 编见 电动滑板车曾一度风靡全世界,被《时代》评为去年世界二十五项最佳发明之一。 《时代》选出的其他最佳发明,还包括一种鹰咀豆做的意式麪食,蛋白质和纤维含量都比 普通的意式麪食高出多倍,但碳水化合物却相对低。更有一个座台基因测试器,可在数小 时内把人类基因复制出来,以便作排列分析之用。 创新往往由科技推动,但在人人都把科技智珠在握的年代,破立通常都发自内心而非指尖。 真正的创新,当然要算进一群伍宜孙书院师生的心血结晶,他们的「山城士多」,不仅济人燃 眉,而且关怀社众。山城士多的故事,已不止一次在媒体报道,但今期的特写,肯定更能触 动你心。 《时代》选出的另一最佳发明是人工智能平底锅,可以教用者烹调出不同菜式,意念最先来 自两位麻省理工学生。戴沛权教授(右图)在麻省理工念的是环境工程,其后在哈佛深造, 中途想过放弃转投前线环保工作。今期「口谈实录」,说的是一个深爱自然的年青学者的成 长故事。 Editorially Speaking Until its road safety was called into question, the hoverboard scooter was the world’s rage and one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2015 named by Time . Other inventions given recognition by Time include a pasta made from chickpeas that contains more protein and fibre but fewer carbohydrates than traditional pasta and a desktop DNA lab that can make copies of the human genes in three hours for further analysis and matching. Innovations are always powered by technology. But when everyone is tech savvy if not a wizard, it is often a spark from the heart that makes the difference, or the breakthrough. True innovations must include what some students of Wu Yee Sun College have spawned. Their online grocery store combines necessity with social responsibility, and accomplishes much beyond commerce and convenience. Though the story of the store has been widely reported in the media, our in-depth version in these pages will touch a deeper chord. Another best invention of 2015, an AI pan that teaches a user how to cook the food in it, was first dreamed up by two MIT students. Prof. Amos Tai ( right ) studied environmental engineering at MIT, and later Harvard where he had at one point thought of quitting to join an NGO. It’s fortunate that he didn’t. The bildungsroman of a young scientist who cares deeply for the air and the sea can be found in ‘Viva Voce’. 473 • 4.3.2016 1 473 4 • 3 • 2016