SCI-TECH

China unveils Chang'e-4 rover to explore Moon's far side


China's moon lander and rover for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land on the far side of the moon this year, was unveiled Wednesday.

Study finds animals can use muscle as internal water source

A new study, published Thursday in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, shows for the first time that animals may be able to use ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 7:06:20

Space clock to boost positioning accuracy of China's satellite systems

The world's first space cold atom clock (CAC) is expected to drive the accuracy of global navigation satellite systems to another level, expert said after the clock passed all tests ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:48:40

Simple magnets help repel sharks at fish traps, increase catch

Using simple magnets as a barrier at the entry of fish traps can reduce the number of sharks and rays netted as bycatch in commercial fishing, as well as significantly ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 14:20:12

Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday, which means the red planet will be shinier and bigger and easier to observe, said US space ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 14:17:27

Scientists identify lake of liquid water under surface of Mars

A study published on Wednesday in the journal Science has confirmed that liquid water is present on Mars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 11:54:38

Newest Earth-observing mission begins to gather data

Just days after its successful installation on the International Space Station, the newest Earth-observing mission has collected its first science data on Earth's surface temperature, according to the US National ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 7:15:00

Slow fluid drainage in brain linked to Alzheimer: study

Scientists at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia revealed one underlying mechanism of brain aging and age-related Alzheimer's.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 7:14:05

Anti-clogging chemical may foul drinking water: study

Add softening agents to keep plumbing free of pipe-clogging mineral buildup may amplify the risk of pathogen release into drinking water, a study of the University of Illinois (UI) shows. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 7:13:33

Technology developed by Chinese scientists makes future quantum network safer, increases channel capacity

Chinese scientists have demonstrated a new quantum-based communication protocol, a particle technology likely to revolutionize global communication and computation in the 21st century, a chief scientist at the program said ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 22:48:40

Fossil of new dinosaur species unearthed in Northwest China, findings to overturn old theory of dinosaur evolution

Chinese paleontologists have unearthed fossil skeletons of a new species of dinosaur in Northwest China and in so doing overturned the commonly held assumption that the diplodocoid never lived in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 21:43:40

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites

Private US spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 more satellites from California Wednesday morning as part of an ambitious project to build a network of satellite telephone relay stations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 21:12:51

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century to occur on July 27

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century will take place on Friday as people from many parts of the world will get a chance to appreciate a blood red ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 14:58:02

World's first quantum computer for chemical bonds simulation

An international team led by an Australian physicist demonstrated the world's first multi-qubit quantum chemistry calculation based on a system of trapped ions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 8:30:45