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Vivian Wing-Wah Yam (b. 1963) is a Hong Kong chemist, and in 2001 became the youngest person to ever be elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is also a Fullbright Scholar and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Her research mostly deals with light-emitting materials, and has enabled more efficient displays for devices such as laptops and mobile phones and therefore helping to reduce the planet’s power consumption. In 2011 she won the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and is common across the Malay archipelago.

Atlas moths were often considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area, but recent sources confer this title upon the Hercules Moth from New Guinea and northern Australia. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, reaching over 25 cm (9.8 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier than the males.

Atlas moths are said to be named after either the Titan of Greek mythology, or their map-like wing patterns. In Hong Kong the Cantonese name translates as “snake’s head moth”, referring to the apical extension of the forewing, which bears a more than passing resemblance to a snake’s head. Japan only has the A. a. ryukyuensis subspecies which is native to the Yaeyama Islands, and is called theYonaguni-san (“Yonaguni silkworm”). It is said to be the inspiration for the movie monster Mothra.

In India, Atlas moths are cultivated for their silk in a non-commercial capacity; unlike that produced by the related Silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), Atlas moth silk is secreted as broken strands. This brown, wool-like silk is thought to have greater durability and is known as fagara. Atlas moth cocoons have been employed as purses in Taiwan.

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When Sammo and Yuen meet for even a brief scene what we get is kung fu magic! That’s what we get in this clip from Ip Man: The Legend is Born. Yuen proves that he doesn’t need acrobatics to be convincing and good in fight scenes.

Yuen Biao=skills!