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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module


June 24th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Chinese astronauts Sunday manually docked a spacecraft with an orbiting module, the first such attempt in China's space exploration history, authorities said.The astronauts successfully docked the ... Read more...

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Gobi desert images raise alarm


November 16th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are several rumors on the Internet regarding recent images on Google Maps taken at a location on the Gobi desert in China. The images were ... Read more...

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China launches spacecraft


November 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 blasted off from a launch centre in the northwestern Gobi desert Tuesday.The spacecraft took off at 5.58 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite ... Read more...

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China to launch space laboratory


September 28th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) China will launch its first space laboratory module Thursday, a step which will pave the way for its own space station, China Daily reported.The unmanned -- ... Read more...

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Sexual displays brings on premature ageing in bustards


August 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Male houbara bustards rely on sexual flamboyance to charm females, but those performing the most extravagant displays seem to trigger premature ageing and pass their reproductive ... Read more...

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Keep an eye on China’s dam plan, says Khursheed


April 4th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 4 (IANS) India has to be cautious about China's plan to construct a power project upstream of Brahmaputra river even though Beijing has assured there will be ... Read more...

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China claims new nuke technology


January 4th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.4 (ANI): China's ambitions to lead the world in nuclear power were boosted today by reports that its scientists had mastered a key technique in the reprocessing of spent uranium.The Guardian ... Read more...

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Of urban angst, riots, mutiny and epic love (IANS Books This Week)


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Relax with a cache of stimulating books this weekend.1. Book: "Crowded Rooms"; Written by Prem Nath; Published by Penguin-Books India; Priced at Rs.199In this collection of ... Read more...

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India taking up China dam issue: Arunachal minister


August 11th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) India is negotiating with the international community over China's plans to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra in Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jabron Gamlin said here ... Read more...

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Driverless vans on a trip from Italy to China


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Two driverless electric robot vans have begun an epic journey from Italy to China, using cameras and laser scanners to aid navigation and avoid collision with other vehicles. ... Read more...

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Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles: Testing of Automotive Technology


July 21st, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The longest test drive of an automobile with no driver was launched Tuesday by a team of Italian engineers in an eight thousand mile trek which ... Read more...

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Journey From Italy To China In Driverless Vehicles To Be Tested


July 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A squad of Italian engineers on Tuesday initiated something, which has the potential to be ground-breaking. This something has been labeled as the lengthiest-ever ... Read more...

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Italy To China Road Trip In Driverless Vehicles?


July 21st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of engineers in Italy has recently designed a "no driver required" vehicle. The engineers have decided to put their camera inside the car and ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress protests China’s plans of dam over Brahmaputra


June 15th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) China's reported plans of construction of a dam over the Brahmaputra river and diverting water to its arid regions were Tuesday strongly opposed by Congress legislators in ... Read more...

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‘Screaming Roadrunner’ roamed among dinos 71 to 75 million years ago


December 21st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new bird, nicknamed the 'Screaming Roadrunner', which roamed among dinosaurs 71 to 75 million years ago.According to a report in Discovery News, the fossils ... Read more...

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A stark beauty that keeps calling you back (Postcard from Ladakh, with images)


October 21st, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Leh, Oct 21 (IANS) Known as the "land of high passes", Ladakh is a kaleidoscope of nature's extremes -- snow-capped peaks to sand dunes, sub-zero temperatures to scorching sun -- ... Read more...

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No Chinese dam over Brahmaputra - PM assures Arunachal


October 20th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) China has formally clarified to India that it is not building a dam over the Brahmaputra river on its side, Arunachal ... Read more...

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8-horned T. Rex cousin was a ‘ballerina’, not a macho guy


October 6th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Excavations in Asia's Gobi desert have revealed the fossils of a new species of eight-horned, long-snouted carnivorous dinosaur, a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, which rather being trough ... Read more...

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A good old ‘thorn’ in India-Mongolia ties


September 30th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Partapur (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 30 (IANS) India and Mongolia have joined hands to tap the potential of seabuckthorn, a plant better known here as Leh Berry that has high ... Read more...

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India inks uranium deal with Mongolia


September 14th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India Monday signed a uranium supply agreement with Mongolia, the fifth country to seal a civil nuclear pact with New Delhi, and announced a soft loan ... Read more...

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Rare Buddhist treasures unearthed in Gobi Desert


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): A joint Austrian-Mongolian treasure hunt team has unearthed rare Buddhist treasures, not seen for more than 70 years, in the Gobi Desert.The relics, which include statues, artwork, manuscripts ... Read more...

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‘Parrot dinosaur’ discovered in Mongolia


June 17th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have found the fossil of a previously undiscovered dinosaur resembling a giant parrot in Mongolia.According to a report in the Telegraph, the new dino, named Psittacosaurus gobiensis, ... Read more...

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Ancient Silk Road threatened by melting glaciers


June 15th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that melting glaciers are threatening the Chinese gateway to the ancient Silk Road, by fuelling dramatic regional floods.According to a report in New Scientist, the floods ... Read more...

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Rare snapshot of young dinos who roamed and died together 90 mln yrs ago


March 17th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A team of Chinese and American paleontologists has analyzed the skeletons of a herd of young birdlike dinosaurs that were found in a mud trap in the ... Read more...

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Young dinos lived and died together


March 16th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese ... Read more...

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Blast at firework disposal site kills 22 in China


March 27th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Urumqi (China), March 27 (Xinhua) At least 22 people have been killed in an explosion at a firework disposal site in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, officials said. The incident took ... Read more...

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Exclusive Mickey Mouse kangaroo captured on camera for the first time


December 10th, 2007 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have captured on camera a new desert animal in the deserts of Mongolia and China, which hops just like a kangaroo. Known as the long eared jerboa, this ... Read more...

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Chinas equivalent of Sistine Chapel in peril


November 24th, 2007 - 4:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): The Mogao Caves, on the route of the old Silk Road, have been called the Chinese equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. Now conservationists are racing to save them ... Read more...

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