Monthly archives: October, 2019

Will Fed’s cuts feed into higher pork price in China?

Photo: IC Is there a “butterfly effect” linking interest rate moves by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) with pork prices in China? The “butterfly effect” is a concept proposed by American meteorologist Edward Lorenz, who showed how small events could have an outsized consequence. Interest rate cuts by the Fed come as soaring pork prices …

Macao youth have a strong sense of national identity: Vice Rector of the University of Macau

Aerial view of campus of the University of Macau Photos: Courtesy of the University of Macau The University of Macau is the only public comprehensive university in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). In August 2014, the university was officially moved to its new campus located in Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province. The government …

New battery design can charge e-car in 10 minutes

File photo Scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles: 10 minutes charging time to add 200 miles of driving range.  Writing in the journal Joule, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate required a battery to …

Fast-food calorie info only cuts intake temporarily: study

US President Donald Trump speaks in front of fast food he purchased for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP Labeling fast-food menu items with calorie counts only leads to a slight, short-term decrease in average …