Wealth And Intelligence, Re-defined

Once set on becoming a medical doctor, Professor Hang Chang Chieh’s path was changed by the desire to help Singapore grow through engineering instead. Juliana Chan | December 30, 2015 | Editorials AsianScientist (Dec. 30, 2015) – Singapore, an island city-state just north of the equator, has a hot and humid climate. To compensate, Singapore’s buildings maintain some of the world’s coldest indoor temperatures, powered by air-conditioners that whir along day and night, 24/7. The late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, used to joke that when indoors he needed to wear clothes intended for European climates. More seriously, Mr Lee has argued that the greatest invention of the 20th century is the air-conditioner, especially for those living in the tropics. But in order to run air-conditioners efficiently, intelligent…


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