Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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3D-printed houses built in Shanghai
Source: Xinhua Published: April 14, 2014 08:41
The inventor of 3D-printed house Ma Yihe shows a model of a 3D-printed house in Shanghai, east China, April 12, 2014. Ten houses have been built of construction waste using a 3D printing technology in 24 hours in Shanghai.
Icebreaker Xuelong on way back home
Source: Xinhua Published: April 12, 2014 14:19
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, arrives at the anchorage of the Yangtze River estuary, April 12, 2014. The icebreaker, on its way back home from its 30th Antarctic expedition, is expected to arrive in east China's Shanghai on April 15.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 11, 2014 09:49
The Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT has recently teamed up with Rolls Royce to study the potential of unmanned shipping operations.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2014 09:57
International students after four-year studies at doctoral level in Sweden will probably be able to obtain the country's permanent residence, as a crucial bill proposed earlier is expected to pass the upcoming parliamentary vote, according to the Swedish Ministry of education.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 08, 2014 09:16
British researchers said Monday they have identified a brain region known as the insula that may be linked to gambling addiction.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 06, 2014 16:35
Four cameras at Tibet's Mt. Qomolangma nature reserve will monitor key habitats 24 hours a day, said a senior reserve official on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 02, 2014 21:12
China on Wednesday officially launched a website that provides information on organ donation and allows people to register as donors.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 01, 2014 20:46
The Japanese government-backed Riken institute said Tuesday it had found evidence of scientific misconduct including the falsification of images and plagiarism connected to portions of published regenerative stem cell research previously hailed as groundbreaking.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 01, 2014 20:44
The 15th president and vice- chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Peter Mathieson assumed office Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 28, 2014 10:38
Researchers from the United States and China said Thursday they have developed a simple method for filtering light waves based on direction, a finding that could ultimately lead to advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 27, 2014 22:32
Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Paris Thursday that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) plays an "irreplaceable" role in promoting international understanding and cooperation.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 25, 2014 16:25
A British University -- Wolverhampton will cooperate with a Myanmar private Vitoria University to advance tertiary education in Myanmar and improving graduates' job prospects, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 24, 2014 22:45
Chinese scientists said on Monday that they have "tamed" wild poisonous plants on the Tibetan plateau, an achievement that can help protect livestock and prevent desertification.
Xuelong searches for missing Malaysia flight on S. Indian Ocean
Source: Xinhua Published: March 23, 2014 14:43
Chinese Antarctic exploration team members aboard Chinese icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon), search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 23, 2014.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 20, 2014 19:35
China has invested more than 36 billion yuan (5.8 billion US dollars) since 2010 on improving educational facilities in rural areas, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 20, 2014 12:12
Five outstanding researchers were awarded Wednesday evening the L'Oreal-UNESCO prize for Women in Science, for their contributions to change the world, support future talent and encourage scientific vocations.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 17, 2014 23:10
China's publishing watchdog is planning action on teaching materials for primary and middle school students.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 17, 2014 20:22
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has published its annual series of reports on the latest scientific findings and outlook, according to an announcement from the CAS on Monday.
Humanoid robots displayed at CeBIT in Germany
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 14:25
A staff member displays a humanoid robot at the CeBIT tech fair in Hanover, Germany, March 11, 2014.
Award-winning projects of China Robot Competition displayed
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 14:23
Students from a robot design team demonstrate a robot which got a prize in the latest China Robot Competition in Nantong University, Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, March 11, 2014.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 13:10
A group of Japanese scientists who had earlier announced their discovery of a new method for creating pluripotent cells, which they call "STAP cells," are considering withdrawing the statement, local media outlets reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 08:33
China has replaced Germany as the third biggest country in patent filing, according to the annual report released Thursday by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Source: Xinhua Published: March 11, 2014 09:42
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand how species respond to climate change.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 10, 2014 20:40
Four new man-made gases may be undermining the recovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica, researchers revealed in a scientific report published in Nature Geoscience.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 09, 2014 19:32
Premier Li Keqiang has stressed recently that China would strive to balance the distribution of educational resources, properly reform the entrance exam approach and accelerate the building of an employment-oriented modern vocational education system to boost education quality and fairness.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 07, 2014 13:48
China is providing the most new permanent residents in New Zealand and numbers are expected to grow after falling in recent years, said a New Zealand government report on migration issued Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 07, 2014 09:30
China will disqualify those involved in academic misconduct from receiving postgraduate national scholarships, according to a joint statement issued by the ministries of education and finance on Thursday.
Bad education
Source: Global Times Published: March 06, 2014 19:48
Han Yiwei felt relieved when he spotted the University of the Arts, London (UAL) on the long name list of China’s Ministry of Education (MOE). “It’s good to see its name, which makes me feel legal and safe now. I heard it was unaccredited [by the ministry], which would mean that I was applying for a...
Source: Xinhua Published: March 05, 2014 09:51
A team of international researchers has found that bird song is almost as common in female birds as in males, overturning long-held theories that bird song was an exclusively male trait.
A glimpse of China's Zhongshan station in Antarctica
Source: Xinhua Published: March 02, 2014 09:05
Photos show the Zhongshan Station, a Chinese scientific research base in Antarctica. The Zhongshan Station was established in the Larsemann Hills of Antarctica on February 26, 1989. The station, 12,553 kilometers from Beijing, China's capital, now has 17 buildings with advanced telecommunication fac...
Source: Xinhua Published: February 28, 2014 20:46
Germany's Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry announced Friday that their researchers could uncover an entire network of cellular helpers and thus identify new regulatory mechanisms of the cellular stress response, when a cell is exposed to dangerous environmental conditions.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 28, 2014 10:12
British government on Thursday announced draft rules allowing the introduction of new treatments that could see the creation of babies with three genetic parents.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 26, 2014 18:05
New Zealand scientists say they have discovered a new species of crustacean, which provides an important insight into the little known lives of creatures in the deep sea.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 26, 2014 10:26
The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Tuesday hailed achievements by Chinese scientists onboard an oceanic research vessel surveying polymetallic deposits in the southwest Indian Ocean as "beyond anticipation."
Source: Xinhua Published: February 25, 2014 22:41
Pu Tsering, a good-natured primary school teacher, is very stubborn when it comes to which language his students have to speak.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 24, 2014 19:18
China plans to offer basic geographic information at low cost or even for free in the future so as to boost development of the geomatics industry, said the national geoinformation authority on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 24, 2014 19:06
An official in charge of protecting China's cultural relics revealed on Monday that about 16.5 percent of the items in China's museums have been seriously degraded.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 21, 2014 09:49
An international team of researchers said Thursday they have successfully used fibers, such as those used for fishing lines and sewing threads, to create inexpensive but powerful artificial muscles.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 20, 2014 19:57
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned Thursday that a dam that Laos plans to build across the Mekong River could threaten the existence of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in downstream Cambodia.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 18, 2014 15:14
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China is stepping up financial support in 2014 to boost pre-school education.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 18, 2014 10:13
British researchers said Monday they have identified the first biomarker, or a biological signpost, for major depression, a breakthrough they believe could help identify boys in particular at greatest risk of developing the illness.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 18, 2014 10:11
Infants with a hearty appetite grew more rapidly and might be genetically predisposed to obesity, according to two linked papers published Monday in the US journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 10, 2014 10:18
Researchers in Israel have unearthed the world's most ancient bonfire, dating back 300,000 years ago, as well as the oldest remains of cooked meat to have been discovered until now.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 09, 2014 11:21
President Xi Jinping congratulated China's fourth Antarctic research base in a letter Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 09, 2014 11:20
The Chinese first set foot on Antarctica 30 years ago. The following is a timeline of China's progress in Antarctic research.
China opens 4th Antarctic research base
Source: Xinhua Published: February 08, 2014 15:31
China has opened a fourth Antarctic research base, boosting the country's ambition to build itself into a maritime power, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 08, 2014 11:18
A Chinese-led consortium has won the contract to build an electric transmission line in what is expected to be Brazil's second-largest, and one of the world's largest, hydro-electric projects.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 07, 2014 10:54
UNESCO hailed Cuba's success in reaching the goals of the UN-backed Education for All (EFA) Movement, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 07, 2014 09:38
In the future, when an earthquake or tsunami strikes a populated area or a terrorist attack decimates a city, teams of disaster experts partnered with robots -- whose skills are being honed in rigorous competitions funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) -- may be the first r...
Source: Xinhua Published: February 06, 2014 09:36
European researchers said Wednesday they have created a "revolutionary" prosthetic hand that helped an amputee who had not experienced the sensation of touch for over nine years to feel differences in the shape and stiffness of objects again and in real-time.
Do meat substitutes have a future?
Source: Xinhua Published: February 06, 2014 08:33
The Vegetarian Butcher sells meat; but their chicken chunks and fried minced meat might not be exactly what they look like. Can these meat substitutes replace real meat in the future?
Source: CCTV.com Published: February 05, 2014 15:18
Chinese researchers have announced a new strain of bird flu. It's called H10N8 and it's being blamed for the death of an elderly Chinese woman in December. Their findings are published in the British medical publication "The Lancet."
Source: Xinhua Published: February 05, 2014 10:40
Poor sleep can speed cancer growth and increase tumor aggressiveness, according to a new study led by an Israeli researcher.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 05, 2014 10:02
Greek authorities stepped up relief efforts for earthquake stricken Cephalonia on Tuesday, declaring the island a natural disaster zone to ease access to funds in order to repair damages in buildings and infrastructure.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 05, 2014 09:59
Sensitivity to pain could be altered by a person's lifestyle and environment throughout their lifetime, according to a new study published on Tuesday in Nature Communications.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 04, 2014 09:33
A commonly-held belief posits there are six basic emotions universally recognized through specific facial expressions. New research by scientists at the University of Glasgow challenged this view, suggesting that there are only four basic emotions.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 31, 2014 09:13
At least 25 students have been admitted into the University of Lagos in southwestern Nigeria to study the Chinese language at degree level in the institution, a top official has said.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 29, 2014 23:42
India has the largest population of illiterate adults, amounting to 287 million or 37 percent of the global total, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 29, 2014 19:19
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a British genomic research center and leader in the Human Genome Project, will establish an Asia-Pacific resource center at Soochow University in east China's Jiangsu Province, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 29, 2014 11:45
Two Australian scientists have been awarded with the UK-based Rank Prize for developing an innovative method of identifying crops with superior water efficiency, the Australian National University (ANU) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 28, 2014 18:52
The United States and Cambodian governments on Tuesday released an educational guide that will help Cambodian schools improve the way their students learn, according to a media statement from the US Embassy.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 28, 2014 11:14
Hanne Stensheim, a researcher with the Cancer Registry in Norway, has found that the risk of having children with birth defects does not increase in mothers who have had cancer.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 26, 2014 09:27
On Saturday, six divers came out safely from a living chamber that had took them more than 300 meters underwater, marking the complete success of China's first 300-meter saturation dive experiment.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 25, 2014 20:04
Senior leader Liu Yunshan on Saturday paid a visit to three scientists who have been awarded China's top science prize.
Source: Global Times Published: January 21, 2014 00:38
China will encourage more talents from Hong Kong to join the country’s science and technological programs and lend their expertise to the innovation drive, an official said on Monday.
Chinese Antarctic exploration team finish research work in Victoria Land
Source: Xinhua Published: January 19, 2014 09:20
Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, shipped Chinese Antarctic exploration team heading to the Changcheng Station after they have finished research work in Victoria Land on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 18, 2014 10:54
A new report by the US surgeon general on Friday significantly expanded the list of illnesses caused by smoking, calling for "increased and sustained action" to reduce tobacco use and save lives.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 18:27
China's top securities regulator said on Friday it has approved trade of polypropylene (PP) futures contracts at the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 13:35
Soil, the top layer of "skin" on the Earth's surface, might be produced at twice the speed previously thought, New Zealand scientists said Friday, revealing research that could have implications for the battle against climate change.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 10:43
An Israeli company is developing an unmanned rotor-less helicopter that could make flying cars a reality in 15 years, said the firm's marketing manager.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 15, 2014 09:37
Australian scientists developed a technique over honey bees, swarm sensing, which means thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors to monitor the insects and their environment, to improve honey bee pollination and productivity on farms, Australia's national science agenc...
Chinese divers hit 300 meters
Source: Xinhua-Global Times Published: January 13, 2014 00:48
China succeeded in its first 300-meter saturation dive on Sunday morning as three divers returned safe and sound from deep water to their ship.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 12, 2014 08:46
China succeeded in its first 300-metre saturation diving on Sunday morning as three divers returned safe and sound from deep water to the living chamber on the ship.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 16:23
Researchers at the University of Texas are using 3-D printers to make tissue, including skin, that could one day help treat wounds and other medical problems, US media reported Thursday.
Scientists awarded nat'l prize, premier stresses innovation
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 15:15
Two Chinese scientists, physical chemist Zhang Cunhao and nuclear weapons expert Cheng Kaijia, won China's top science award on Friday for their outstanding contribution to scientific and technological innovation.
Two Chinese academicians win nation's top science award
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 11:24
Two Chinese scientists, physical chemist Zhang Cunhao and nuclear weapon expert Cheng Kaijia, won China' stop science award on Friday for their outstanding contribution to scientific and technological innovation.
World's fastest train CRH380A assembled in E China
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 10:23
A CRH380A high-speed train is assembled in the manufacturing plant of Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd., in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 3, 2014. With the highest speed of 380 km/hour, the model of CRH380A is the fastest train currently in operation in the world.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 10:15
China has begun establishing five innovation centers that will unite the country's leading talents for research in advanced science and technology fields, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Source: Xinhua Published: January 10, 2014 10:13
China's top science academy on Thursday awarded its 2013 Award for International Scientific Cooperation to a Pakistani scientist and an American scientist.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 07, 2014 13:56
Trapped Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong on Monday is continuing to make the necessary preparations for possible escape from heavy sea ice in the next 48 hours.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 06, 2014 16:56
As the Chinese and Russian ships trapped in Antarctic ice are trying to break free, the US is concerned that its capability of developing and protecting its commercial and strategic interests in the Arctic. Because the country's icebreaker fleet consists of just two vessels.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 06, 2014 16:54
Trapped Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong warmed up its engine and tried to broaden an "ice-breaking runway" on Monday, preparing for a possible westerly wind favorable for its breaking-out.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 06, 2014 16:34
Scientists from the Czech Republic have found that dogs exhibited a very clear inclination to defecate with their bodies aligned in a North-South stance.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 06, 2014 16:27
The mysterious "UFO lights" may occur at rifts, or nearly vertical faults as the crystalline structure of the magmatic stones, subjected to intense pressure, releases electrical energy, according to a study published Saturday in the journal Seismological Research Letters.
US vessel on way to rescue trapped Chinese and Russian ships
Source: CE.cn Published: January 06, 2014 13:37
A US icebreaker was dispatched yesterday to assist an icebound Russian research ship and Chinese vessel trapped during a rescue bid in the Antarctic.
Source: Ecns.cn Published: January 06, 2014 13:31
Yuan Longping, known as the "Father of Hybrid Rice," has led government-funded research on genetically modified (GM) rice since 2008, and his son has already published several theses on GM technology, the Beijing Times reports.
<i>Xuelong</i> opens 1-km runway, US icebreaker to help 2 stuck ships
Source: CRI Published: January 06, 2014 10:54
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong has created a kilometer-long runway in preparation for breaking through the ice.
Scientific researches undisturbed on stranded Chinese icebreaker in Antarctic
Source: Xinhua Published: January 05, 2014 22:21
Scientists aboard Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, continued their researches in Antarctic on Sunday with even greater passion after the vessel was trapped by heavy floes a day earlier.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 05, 2014 15:46
China plans to build a new icebreaker for polar expeditions as its veteran Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, remains stuck in Antarctica after rescuing passengers from a Russian vessel.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 30, 2013 18:12
The first twin boys were born in Vietnam's capital Hanoi in early December with sperms from the late father who died three years ago in a traffic accident. The incident, called a miracle of medicine, heated up Vietnamese local media these days.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 27, 2013 19:06
Russia along with four other Caspian countries ceases to fish sturgeons in 2014, Russian fishing industry agency Rosrybolovstvo said Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 27, 2013 19:05
Forest authorities in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province released three videos of the endangered Amur leopards on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 27, 2013 09:34
China will unveil a master plan to reform college enrollment in the first half of next year, said a spokeswoman with the Ministry of Education on Thursday.
Volcanic islet conjoins with nearby Japanese island
Source: AFP Published: December 27, 2013 00:38
A smoldering islet created by undersea volcanic eruptions off Japan’s Pacific coast has melded to a nearby island, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 26, 2013 22:18
China is developing its own new type of helicopter, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed on Thursday.
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong starts tour around Antarctica
Source: Xinhua Published: December 23, 2013 14:33
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong starts tour around Antarctica.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 20, 2013 10:25
New research has found some birds choose not to reproduce so they can guard the nests of their close relatives, a release by the Australian National University (ANU) said.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 13, 2013 16:01
Astonishing science photos in 2013
Sea-level rise fast by natural standards: study
Source: Xinhua Published: December 13, 2013 15:07
Sea-level rise since the Industrial Revolution has been fast by natural standards and may reach 80 cm above today's sea-level by the year 2100 and 2.5 m by 2200 even without development of unexpected processes, according to a new research made public on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 11, 2013 09:28
A dictionary on the history of the notorious Nanjing Massacre in 1937 is being compiled and is expected to be published next year, academics announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 10, 2013 18:59
China has recruited six aquanaut cadets, including two women, as a reserve force for its future submersible missions, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced on Tuesday.
Nobel winners in Physics, Chemistry & Economics attend press conference
Source: Xinhua Published: December 09, 2013 09:42
Laureates of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry and Economics attend the press conference of winners of Nobel Prize in Economics, Chemistry and Physics in Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 7, 2013.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 08, 2013 08:43
Chinese scientists will play an increasingly important role in the world in future, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physics Peter Higgs said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 08, 2013 08:36
Nobel chemistry prize winners Michael Levitt and Martin Karplus on Saturday called for "more attention and efforts" to young people to help foster new ideas.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 07, 2013 11:53
Australian scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the ocean, with the potential to be tapped as a resource for nations facing a looming global water crisis.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 07, 2013 10:32
Ukraine on Friday hailed the news that its Petrykivka art, the ornamental and decorative folk painting, has been inscribed on UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Intangible Heritage List.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 17:35
University presidents and heads of Confucius Institutes from more than 110 countries are expected to gather in Beijing this weekend to exchange ideas at a conference.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 14:42
Japan said Thursday that it welcomes the news that its traditional cuisine, washoku, has been registered on UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 's (UNESCO) Intangible Heritage List, hoping it could attract more visitors to Japan.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 14:26
As people steps outdoors into the bright sunshine, their pupils automatically contract. Australian scientists are making use of how this "pupil reflex" is connected to the brain as a potential new way of testing the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Top 10 universities in BRICS and emerging countries
Source: People's Daily Online Published: December 05, 2013 14:24
The world’s first ranking for universities in BRICS and 16 other emerging countries is released by Times Higher Education magazine today. Here are the top 10 universities in the ranking.
Source: People's Daily Online Published: December 05, 2013 14:09
With half of the top 10 positions, China is confirmed as the strongest nation in the world's first ranking of universities in BRICS & Emerging Economies. China is home to almost half of the universities in the table – 44 out of 100.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 09:19
More US college students are graduating with loans to pay for school and the amount of their debt has increased over the years, according to a new report released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 04, 2013 09:03
A new global report on 15-year-old students' academic performance shows that Australian students are slipping behind in maths and reading skills compared to a decade ago, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 03, 2013 09:18
"O-mo-te-na-shi," a Japanese word meaning hospitality and another three words have been selected as 2013 Japan's buzzwords, the organizer of the award said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 03, 2013 09:05
Humble aluminum's plasmonic properties may make it far more valuable than gold and silver for certain applications, reckons a new research done by scientists with Rice University of the United States.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 02, 2013 15:12
Research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No. 1) departed from the city of Sanya in the southernmost, island province of Hainan on Monday, on China's 30th oceanic exploration mission.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 01, 2013 12:43
The Brunei health authorities on Sunday urged all citizens to take necessary actions to achieve the ultimate goal of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong voyages in Southern Ocean
Source: Xinhua Published: November 30, 2013 14:14
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong voyages in Southern Ocean.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 30, 2013 14:08
Eight Confucius Classroom Hubs under the Confucius Institute at Ulster University opened Friday in Northern Ireland to meet children's needs in learning the Chinese language and culture.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 29, 2013 22:01
Chinese educational authorities have moved to further regulate teachers' conduct, vowing to punish those who use corporal punishment, molest students, accept bribes or earn additional money by giving lectures outside school.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 29, 2013 21:57
China and South Korea decided to together utilize their scientific equipments and facilities in the Antarctic to conduct joint research in the region, the South Korean government said Friday.
Choking the dragon: Government acts as smog suffocates China
Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: November 28, 2013 13:40
The Chinese government released a detailed action plan to fight air pollution that has been increasingly choking up cities across the country.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 28, 2013 09:51
Garlic can significantly reduce the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii, a foodborne pathogen that can lead to fatal infections of infants, in the production of dry infant formula powder, according to a new Canadian study.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 28, 2013 09:04
US researchers said Wednesday they have developed a wireless, assistive device that lets paralyzed patients operate wheelchairs by simply moving their tongue in the desired direction.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 28, 2013 08:57
British researchers said Wednesday they have discovered two subglacial lakes 800 meters below the Greenland ice sheet.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 27, 2013 18:18
Global saline-alkali soils are estimated to absorb 1.26 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, which may answer the mystery of the "missing carbon sink," Chinese scientists revealed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 26, 2013 14:01
Two New Zealand research groups are to lead work on designing crucial aspects of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 26, 2013 09:16
Witches and magic may not exist, but Harry Potter's invisibility cloak certainly does.
Japanese icebreaker Shirase anchored at Fremantle, Australia
Source: Xinhua Published: November 22, 2013 17:54
Japanese icebreaker Shirase is anchored at Fremantle, Australia, Nov. 22, 2013. The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) met with the Japanese vessel at the same port in Australia, and both of them will leave for Antarctica to conduct scientific expedition.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 22, 2013 17:49
Chinese scientists have visualized hydrogen bonds through modified non-contact atomic force microscopy (AFM) for the first time in history, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) said Friday.
Icy detector finds first neutrinos from beyond solar system
Source: Xinhua Published: November 22, 2013 15:48
The photo released on Nov. 21, 2013 by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) shows the IceCube detector, the world's largest neutrino observatory. An international team of researchers said Thursday using a particle detector buried below the ice at the South Pole they have observed the first solid...
Source: Xinhua Published: November 21, 2013 11:31
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, who's visiting the United States, inaugurated the Confucius Institute US Center in Washington Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 21, 2013 09:23
Chinese buzzwords reflect social changes, which is interesting, but it takes time for them to be accepted by British people and become English glossary, said Julie Kleeman, Project Manager of Bilingual Dictionaries with the Oxford University Press.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 20, 2013 11:58
Singapore government announced a new masterplan on Wednesday, saying that it may consider incentives to encourage pre-school teachers to receive training in their career development.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 20, 2013 09:29
Education authorities said Tuesday that teacher exchanges will be increased between schools in urban and rural areas to balance allocation of education resources.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 19, 2013 12:55
People born weighing less than 1.5 kilograms are usually shorter and have fewer friends and fewer educational qualifications than their peers in their formative years, but tend to catch up in their 20s, according to New Zealand research.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 19, 2013 09:23
A group of US and Chinese scientists have made a new discovery on iron-based compounds, which may help find new superconductors that can be used in power generation, transportation and other fields, Rice University said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 18, 2013 17:52
China's first Esperanto museum has officially opened after more than two years of construction to promote the "universal language."
Source: Xinhua Published: November 18, 2013 09:54
Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires, the ANU announced Monday.
15th China Hi-Tech Fair opens in Shenzhen
Source: Xinhua Published: November 16, 2013 16:24
Visitors view a model of nuclear power plant at the 15th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 16, 2013. Over 3,000 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions participated in the fair which kicked off on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 21:14
Educational resources and financial help will be provided to more needy students in China, as the country looks to promote equality in education.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 19:29
China will strengthen protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), improve the mechanism to encourage innovation, and explore ways of setting up the IPR court, according to a landmark policy document.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 10:01
Researchers from Britain, Canada and Germany said Thursday they have successfully maintained a normally fragile quantum state at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 09:50
US researchers said Thursday they have created the first high-resolution global map of 21st century changes in forest cover, offering a detailed view of which areas of the world are losing and gaining these natural resources.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 09:46
European and US researchers said Thursday that wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 14, 2013 13:29
A New Zealand-China joint technical and vocational training center launched in Beijing Thursday will foster research links and help knowledge transfer, according to New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 14, 2013 11:04
Australian astronomers have found that high-speed 'jets' spat out by black holes pack a lot of power because they contain heavy atoms, according to a latest research statement from the CSIRO, Australia's national science research body, on Thursday.
China Pavilion opens at UN Climate Change Conference
Source: Xinhua Published: November 14, 2013 10:47
Staff members prepare at the site of China Pavilion during the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 13, 2013. The China Pavilion, which kicks off on Thursday, will showcase 17 events including forums and exhibitions featuring China's efforts and achievements in addressing the climate...
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong sails at Sulawesi Sea
Source: Xinhua Published: November 13, 2013 10:38
Xuelong left east China's Shanghai on Nov. 7, setting sail on the country's 30th scientific expedition to Antarctica. A 256 member team, including scientists from Taiwan and Thailand, will work on 30 assignments. They will take supplies to China's Antarctic stations, set up China's fourth research s...
Source: Xinhua Published: November 13, 2013 09:47
An effective "invisibility cloak" that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has been devised, a study in the US journal Physical Review X said Tuesday.
Robot contest held at Taiwan Normal University
Source: Xinhua Published: November 10, 2013 09:46
Biped robots compete during a football match at Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Nov. 9, 2013.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 08, 2013 14:00
Construction of China's national deep-sea base kicked off on Friday in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong Province.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 16:04
Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) left Shanghai on Thursday, setting sail on the country's 30th scientific expedition to Antarctica.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 09:28
A cartoon series answering the question "where do I come from?" became an instant online hit this week, breaking a Chinese taboo of educating youngsters about the birds and the bees.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 09:17
Television will still be the most popular telecommunication means of the digital space in the next five years, according to experts at Global Webit Congress on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 22:48
Hao Ping, China's vice minister for education and representative to the UNESCO's executive board, was on Tuesday elected the president of the 37th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a two-year mandate.
New Campus of University of Macau inaugurated in Guangdong
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 22:07
Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2013 shows the new campus of the University of Macau (UM) on Hengqin Island, south China's Guangdong Province. Covering an area of 945,000 square meters, the Hengqin campus is inaugurated on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 20:14
Several Heads of State and some 150 ministers and delegates from all 195 UNESCO member states gathered in Paris on Tuesday at the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO to design its development strategy for the next eight years.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 19:25
Scientists confirmed on Tuesday that they have found seven Hadrosaur footprints in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 16:45
Chinese scientists announced on Tuesday that they had invented a low-cost welding robot, which can help improve welding efficiency for small factories.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 04, 2013 19:13
China will soon surpass Morocco to become the largest source of overseas students to France, according to a prediction by Laure Castin, an attache in charge of university cooperation at the French Embassy in China.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 01, 2013 15:09
China is planning a new research station in Antarctica, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 01, 2013 11:37
Putting research instruments such as satellite tags on aquatic animals can help scientists better understand the animals' behavior, but it could also disrupt their natural behavior, according to a new study published Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 31, 2013 20:53
An omnibus book compiling former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's speeches and writings on education hit bookstores nationwide on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 31, 2013 18:27
Hong Kong Education Bureau welcomed Thursday the Ministry of Education of China's announcement of detailed arrangements on the admission scheme of Hong Kong students to mainland higher education institutions for 2014.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 29, 2013 23:45
China's drug watchdog has reiterated that online drug vendors may not sell compound preparations or prescription drugs containing ephedrine, in the latest effort to regulate drug sales online.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 28, 2013 18:09
Chinese people going overseas to study will surpass 450,000 by the year end, up from 2012's total of 399,600, an official in international education exchange has estimated.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 28, 2013 17:35
Digitization is an inevitable trend for the development of radio and television broadcasting around the world in the era of information technology boom, according to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 14:59
Construction of a residential college named after Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of US private equity firm Blackstone, has begun at China's prestigious Tsinghua University.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 13:08
China's Southeast University and Australia's Monash University have officially opened a joint graduate school in the eastern city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 11:21
The Singapore Institute of Technology is planning to raise its current enrollment of 3,000 to more than 10,000 by 2020, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 08:19
A UNICEF official on Thursday praised China's "remarkable achievements" toward universal education, saying they "are proud to cooperate with China and share its experience."
Source: Xinhua Published: October 24, 2013 23:32
A total of 328,330 international students from 200 countries and regions studied in China in 2012, up 12.2 percent than 2011, according to the Ministry of Education on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 23, 2013 10:09
ustralian scientists found that eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia, which are drawing up gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it in their leaves and branches, can help researchers to search for minerals, a latest research statement from CSIRO...
Source: Xinhua Published: October 22, 2013 18:26
Russia has many "very good" colleges and universities for Chinese students to choose from, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 21, 2013 22:13
China's Ministry of Education on Monday, issued a circular on legal education for teachers in primary and middle schools, after a nationwide spate of child molestation.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 21, 2013 19:30
Beijing education authorities started soliciting public opinion on Monday over a college entrance examination reform scheme that would downplay the role of English proficiency.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 20, 2013 22:55
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Sunday called on China and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to strengthen cooperation in more fields.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 18, 2013 09:16
Chinese researchers said Thursday they have developed a simple and cost-effective way to make ultrahard and ultrastable metals, a technique that could find potential applications in a wide range of industrial manufacturing processes.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 17, 2013 23:48
The Chinese central government has allocated more than 80 billion yuan ($13 billion) since 2011 to improve nutrition among rural students, the Ministry of Education said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 17, 2013 21:58
The State Administration for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on Thursday announced the first national census on TCM resources in more than two decades.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 17, 2013 10:45
Australian scientists have custom made and 3D printed a set of titanium shoes for one Melbourne racehorse to improve its racing performance, according to a latest research statement from CSIRO, Australia's national science body, on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 16, 2013 09:23
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday awarded 1 million US dollars prize to a group of US scientists for developing technology that allows the disabled to get up from the wheelchair.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 15, 2013 09:16
The United Nations on Monday launched a contest, asking college and university students across the world to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized world.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 15, 2013 09:15
US researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary have found striking similarities between the emotional development of the bonobos and that of children, suggesting these great apes regulate their emotions in a human-like way.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 14, 2013 22:29
China's unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle "Qianlong-1" has successfully operated for a combined 18.5 hours during two night dives, the State Oceanic Administration said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 11, 2013 18:24
The Chinese Minister of Science and Technology on Friday expressed anger after recent cases of embezzlement and other misuse of scientific research funds.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 11, 2013 16:25
An unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle developed by Chinese scientists has successfully completed in a dive to 5,080 meters in the open sea, the State Oceanic Administration said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 10, 2013 21:40
Fu Yu stood in the shady yard of the Chinese Academy of sciences and pointed to a building to be completed soon. "I will have my own laboratory there, inside the new building of the Institute of Microbiology," he said.
Three scientists share Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 22:55
Pictures of the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are displayed on a screen during a press conference of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 9, 2013. Three scientists shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of multi-scale models for com...
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 22:39
The Nobel Prize Committee in Sweden announced on Wednesday that Professor Arieh Warshel, a former Israeli national who are currently living in the US, is among its 2013 Chemistry Prize laureates.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 19:33
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry had gone to three scientists for the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 08, 2013 22:17
The co-winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics Peter Higgs on Tuesday highlighted the importance of fundamental science and the blue-sky research after the Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh was awarded the Prize.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 08, 2013 21:40
The following is a list of winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics since 2003
Source: Xinhua Published: October 08, 2013 19:11
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics went to Francois Englert from Belgium and British scientist Peter Higgs, announced the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 07, 2013 19:53
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday that there is a very slight chance for La Nina or El Nino development during the next one or two seasons.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 06, 2013 10:09
Several prominent scientists in exoplanet research have decided to boycott a NASA conference after learning Chinese researchers are barred from attending by the space agency, which cited national security as its reason.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 03, 2013 14:37
Making eye contact, long considered an effective way of persuasion, might be counterproductive when the listeners already disagree, according to a new study.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 02, 2013 03:49
Most of Australia's classical musicians are suffering from performance-related physical pain, anxiety and depression, according to a study released on Wednesday by the University of Sydney.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 27, 2013 13:23
The first scoop of soil analyzed by the Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the Martian surface may contain "abundant" water, US researchers said Thursday.