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Mars is recreated in Israeli desert


Israeli analog astronauts take part in the D-Mars project at the Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station in the Negev Desert near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on Feb. 18, 2018. A four-day-long Mars habitat experiment by six Israeli scientists ended on Sunday in the country's Negev desert.

Luxury in the sky

Since its entry into service in October 2007, the Airbus 380 (A380) has won praise from passengers with its excellent cabin comfort and reliability.

Embedded AI to take off by year-end

One year ago, when artificial intelligence (AI) robotic AlphaGo rose to prominence after it unexpectedly defeated legendary player Lee Se-dol, tech giants and venture capitals were rushing to pump money ...


China's information sector continues to surge with 4G users near billion

The boom of China's information services continues, as the sector saw a 76.4-percent annual growth in 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 22:43:54

China invites scientists to jointly build digital Silk Road

Chinese scientist Guo Huadong on Tuesday published an article on the website of the academic journal, Nature, calling on global scientists to build a digital Silk Road using big data. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 22:41:21

Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old tomb in east China

Archaeologists have finished unearthing an ancient tomb dating back 2,000 years ago in east China's Jiangxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 22:40:44

China's first X-ray space telescope put into service after in-orbit tests

China's first X-ray astronomical satellite, launched in June last year, is put into service for scientific research on Tuesday after finishing in-orbit tests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 19:55:24

World oceans temperature hits record high -- research

The world oceans temperature rose in 2017 to the highest point ever recorded, surpassing the previous record in 2015, according to a recent research published on Sunday by The Independent ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 19:36:03

Chinese research vessel completes 2017 deep sea exploration

Chinese research vessel, Ocean No. 6, on Tuesday finished a 219-day deep sea scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean and returned to the city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 17:42:00

China pushes technology development to modernize agriculture

The general office of the State Council has issued guidelines on the development of high-tech agricultural industrial demonstration zones, highlighting the importance of technology in modernizing agriculture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 20:36:03

Talking to taikonauts: Behind the scenes of the manned space program

In October 2003, after orbiting the world 14 times and traveling 600,000 kilometers, Yang Liwei landed safely back on Earth and in the history books. Like millions of other people ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 19:55:35

Scientists use microbes to convert human waste into space food

Scientists have found a potential food source for astronauts, using microbes to convert human waste into Marmite-like food, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 18:22:52

China gains say on int'l stage in science and technology: official

China has gained its say on the international stage in science and technology in 2017, said an official of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 9:35:25

Prototype of next-gen supercomputer to be launched this year

China will put into operation its next-generation exascale supercomputer this year, a researcher said.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/1/28 23:18:39

Scientists produce 3D images that can float in air

Scientists have almost brought to life one of the most classic sci-fi technologies -- 3D displays, using so-called optical trap display that projects graphics into the air, according to a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 17:57:19

Human biological clock helps combat inflammatory disease

French scientists have found that people's biological clock can be a vital factor in fighting inflammatory disease such as fulminant hepatitis, a new study suggests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 17:54:43