E. Science and Technology

The Natural Environment and Human Scientific and Engineering Activities

Earth Science: Karst in Huanglong (黄龙), China (2007).
Earth Science: Karst in Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟), China (2007).
Earth Science: Snoopy Rock of sandstone in Sedona (2015).
Earth Science: Niagara Falls eroding toward Lake Erie, seen from the Canadian side (2015).
Earth Science: Lake Como in Como, Italy, a glacial lake at the foot of the Alps (1995).
Earth Science: Yamdrok Lake in Tibet, a natural dammed lake and one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet (2007).
Earth Science: Lake Suwa in Suwa, the tectonic lake in the basin where Japan’s two major tectonic lines intersect (2021).
Earth Science: The Yellow River (黄河) in Jinan, which nurtured one of the world’s oldest civilizations (1997).
Zoology: The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (成都大熊猫繁育研究基地) in Chengdu (2007).
Botany: Environmental pressures along the windy coast of San Diego (2015).
Botany: Trees preparing for winter by turning red and falling leaves in Newton, the US (2014).
Environmental Protection: “Bangkok’s green lung,” where nature is preserved across the Chao Phraya River. View from Mahanakhon Tower (2020).
Meteorology: Popularly known as the “Underground Temple” in a flood control facility. At the Metropolitan Outer Underground Discharge Channel in Kasukabe, Japan (2023).
Meteorology: Hurricane season is late summer in the Cayman Islands (2012).
Meteorology: A sunset in São Paulo, caused by the changing angle of sunlight incidence (2013).
Meteorology: The tombolo to Shingu Island in Suo-Oshima, Japan, appeared at low tide (2023).
Astronomy: The “almost” supermoon seen one day after the April 2020 supermoon in Bangkok (2020).
Mathematics: Singapore’s most famous parabola (2016).
Mathematics: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (『神奈川沖浪裏』) with the golden ratio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015).
Physics: Light is “the energy from the sun, a lamp, etc. that makes it possible to see things” (OALD). Along the Enoden Line in Kamakura, Japan (2022).
Physics: Buoyancy is “the fact of floating, being able to float or able to keep things floating” (OALD). On the Caribbean Sea (2012).
Physics: Lift is “the pressure of air moving upwards on an aircraft when flying” (OALD). Near Taipei Songshan Airport (2017).
Simulation: Virtual landing at Tokyo Haneda Airport with the B747 flight simulator at Thai Airways in Bangkok (2020).
Public Health: Social distancing in an elevator during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangkok (2020).
Public Health: The Thai government asked people to stay at home in March 2020. In Bangkok (2020).
Chemistry: Flame reaction over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (2021).
Chemistry: Oxygen (氧气) for altitude sickness in Lhasa (3,656m) (2007).
Chemistry: An application of ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) resin at the University of Hong Kong (2015).
Architecture: The main building of the University of Hong Kong (2015).
Architecture: The Forbidden City (故宫) in Beijing, which was designed according to Zhouli, a classic book, and represented the center and order of the Ming and Qing dynasties (2005).
Architecture: The traditional Japanese woodwork “kigumi” (木組み), designed by Kengo Kuma, inside a Starbucks in Dazaifu, Japan (2018).
Mechanical Engineering: Tuk tuks in Bangkok (2019).
Mechanical Engineering: A Hindustan Ambassador (out of production) taxi at a gas station in Chennai (2009).
Mechanical Engineering: The chassis of a Tesla Model S in Hong Kong (2015).
Mechanical Engineering: A trolley bus in Ulaanbaatar, an EV system without a battery(ies) (2013).
Mechanical Engineering: Currently the oldest tram in Hong Kong (No. 120, built in 1949) (2015).
Mechanical Engineering: A jet engine being overhauled at HAECO in Hong Kong (2016).
Robotics: The RX-78-2 Gundam that landed in Tokyo (2009).

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