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China unveils ambitious space projects


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China will launch several space projects, including a hard X-ray telescope for black hole studies, between 2014 and 2016, a Chinese academic announced Wednesday.Su Dingqiang, an ... Read more...

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China calls for scientific, technological reform


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called for reforming country's scientific and technological system to ensure that it better serves China's development.Speaking at a conference being participated ... Read more...

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Five minor planets named after Chinese scientists


June 5th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists with the approval of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).The five minor planets were discovered between 1997 ... Read more...

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First Chinese herbal drug to enter EU market


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese herbal medicine used for treating a heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese therapeutic drug to ... Read more...

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Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ... Read more...

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Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

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Chinese warned against using web in public places


March 1st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) People in Beijing who use Wi-Fi facilities in public places like coffee shops and libraries are being warned to take care of their personal details as ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... Read more...

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China mulls next generation rockets


February 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) China will launch its next generation Long March carrier rockets in the next five years, an expert said.Yu Menglun, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of ... Read more...

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Internet addiction is like drugs: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Addiction to the internet could cause damage to the brain similar to that by use of alcohol and drugs, a Chinese study has said.According to scientists, ... Read more...

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China sends two satellites into space


November 20th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China Sunday put two satellites into orbit, Xinhua reported.Chuangxin 1-03 and Shiyan Satellite 4 were launched on a Long March 2D carrier rocket at 8.15 a.m. ... Read more...

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IMT organises international conference


November 17th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from across the world Thursday attended the 4th International Conference on Data Management at the Institute of Management Technology's (IMT) Ghaziabad campus.The Nov ... Read more...

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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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Did Ice Age giants’ ancestors originate in Tibet?


September 5th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A new fossil assemblage found in China's Tibet Autonomous Region has suggested ancestors of some giant Ice Age mammals may have evolved in Tibet before the ... Read more...

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Kidney cells could help do away with transplants


July 28th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 28 (IANS) Around 60 million people worldwide have chronic kidney disease and many need dialysis or transplants. But thanks to a vital breakthrough, patients' own kidney cells collected ... Read more...

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Fossilized primitive pregnant lizard found in China


July 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 120-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant lizard has been found in China, BBC reported Thursday.The fossil is a complete 30 cm lizard with over a dozen ... Read more...

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Nepal moves to measure its biggest revenue earner - Mt Everest


July 19th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) From the new Nepali financial year that started Sunday, Nepal's government began an ambitious two-year project to survey Mt Everest - the highest mountain in the ... Read more...

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Chemical use a threat to China’s grain output: Experts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) The high usage of chemicals is posing a threat to China's grain output, experts have warned.China's grain production hit 546.4 million tonnes in 2010 despite floods ... Read more...

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Drought threatens rare dolphin breed in China


May 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A drought in central China, lasting for about 200 days, has lowered the water level in a nature reserve, so much so that the survival of ... Read more...

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Scientists find female frogs call out during sex to excite lover


April 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered that the female species of the Emei music frog make unique sounds during sex to encourage the performance of their male ... Read more...

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New evidence on what triggered ancient Supernovas


April 27th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered new evidence on what trigged an historic supernova explosion.The discovery also provides strong evidence that a star can ... Read more...

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Unknown ancient kingdom found in China


April 24th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) An unknown kingdom dating back to 1046 B.C. has been unearthed in north China, archaeologists said.The kingdom is probably from the Xizhou dynasty (1046 to 771 ... Read more...

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Long-sought fossil mammal with transitional middle ear found in China


April 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Palaeontologists have announced the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear.The specimen was found ... Read more...

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Wild birds’ role in bird flu outbreak


March 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.The H5N1 virus continues to ... Read more...

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Japan disaster not related to ’supermoon’: Experts


March 16th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Experts have dismissed reports that the Japan disaster was closely related to or even caused by the 'supermoon' that will appear in the sky on Saturday.On March ... Read more...

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Chinese supercomputers to use homemade microchips


March 8th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China-made supercomputers will stop using foreign microchips in 2011 and start using their own core components by the end of this year, one of the country's ... Read more...

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World’s most ‘typical’ human face is a 28-yr-old Chinese man


March 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): The most typical human face in the world is a 28-year-old Chinese man, after experts discovered there are nine million of them in the world.The 'Face of ... Read more...

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China sets eyes on Mars


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China will upgrade its lunar probe spacecraft for Mars exploration in the future, the country's top space scientist has said.Modifications will be carried out on the ... Read more...

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Nuclear physicist who helped create China’s first atom bomb dead


February 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.27 (ANI): Zhu Guangya a nuclear physicist who developed China's first atom and hydrogen bombs, died on Saturday.Guangya was 87, The Xinhua reported.He contributed to China's breakthrough in atomic and hydrogen ... Read more...

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Man behind China’s first atom bomb dies


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Zhu Guangya, who contributed to the development of China's first atom and hydrogen bombs, died Saturday. He was 87.Zhu was a senior academician at the Chinese Academy of ... Read more...

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635mn-yr-old seaweed fossils in China tell story of oxygen in ancient ocean


February 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech in the U.S., and Northwest University in Xi'an, China, have discovered almost 600 million-year-old seaweed fossils in Lantian, a ... Read more...

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Cloud-seeding will not hurt the environment, say experts


February 17th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Atmospheric experts in China have said that cloud seeding experiments to encourage rain will not hurt the environment.The concern is that silver iodide - the catalyst used ... Read more...

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China ‘on verge of stem cell breakthrough’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): China is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough in stem cell research, says a top scientist in the field.Zhou Qi, chief scientist with the stem cell ... Read more...

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China’s GDP will fall to 9.8 percent in 2011: Think tank


January 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 24 (ANI): A Chinese government think tank has claimed that his country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to retreat to 9.8 percent this year, with inflation likely to ... Read more...

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