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Ancient cave burial sites found in Chengdu, SW China's Sichuan


Photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018 shows a copper mirror found in the cliff cave burial site in Zhengxing Town of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. More than 200 cave burial sites dating back to the Han Dynasty and Wei-Jin period (206 B.C.-420 A.D.) were found on high cliffs facing the Jinjiang River, which runs through the city.

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Ancient bronze smelter unearthed in central China

Chinese archeologists said Tuesday they have confirmed a large relic site in the central province of Hubei to be a bronze smelting center of the Zeng State dating back more ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:51:55

Scientists measure single molecule's effective charge for 1st time

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution, which could pave the way for future medical diagnostics, according to a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:47:46

Predicting large quakes by moon phases untenable: study

A new analysis denies the popular beliefs that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the moon or at certain times during the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:46:09

Hydroacoustic technology gains ground as inexpensive, faster way to study marine life

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, are using a new hydroacoustics technology to study the fishes within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs) to protect ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 16:50:22

China is leading new round of technological revolution, says Nobel Prize winner

China has strong brains, resources, economy and wise decision makers, and the country is able to lead the new round of technological revolution and in fact is now playing a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:27:51

Structuring of universe detected via quasars for first time

Researchers have recently managed to detect the structuring of the universe via quasars for the first time, according to the National Astronomical Observations (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:27:14

Study shows preterm birth may impact childhood language skills

An American study on Monday said preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy may show poorer language skills in early childhood.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:01:13

New gene linked to diabetes, low blood sugar found in same family: study

A new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes, has been found in a family with both high and low blood sugar ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:00:23

Swiss scientists to create smart power-consuming building

Swiss scientists have developed a system for an all-encompassing smart building to collect data on people's energy usage, and then send the data to a smart electric grid to allocate ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 7:59:03

British scientists find surfers more likely exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A group of British scientists have found that regular surfers are three times more likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria than those who stick to dry land.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 14:51:25

Discovery may lead to batteries charging faster and lasting longer

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 14:09:49

Aussie university inks landmark solar energy deal to become fully solar powered

Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) has signed an unprecedented tripartite deal, involving Australian-Chinese solar company Maoneng Australia and Sydney-based energy supplier Origin Energy, to become fully solar powered, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 9:57:38

US, Chinese entrepreneurs meet to exchange expertise on latest technology

Hundreds of US and Chinese representatives from hi-tech firms met Saturday to exchange expertise in state-of-the-art technology, at an annual forum held at Silicon Valley in San Francisco on the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/14 23:14:23