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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 ...


Daily life of Chinese taikonauts

Taikonaut Fei Junlong has a hearing test at an acoustical lab on July 14, 2013. Since the establishment of the Taikonaut Corps of the People's Liberation Army in 1998, Chinese ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:30:53

Long-term risks, benefits associated with C-section revealed

Women who give birth by cesarean section, or C-section, may have a decreased risk of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse, but an increased risk of miscarriage or stillbirth in future ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:16:03

China conducts 1st two-way high-speed laser comm test

China announced Tuesday that it has successfully conducted the world's first two-way high-speed laser communication test, using a laser communication terminal installed on high-throughput satellite Shijian-13 orbiting 40,000 kilometers above ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 22:58:39

China to build intelligent 'super expressway'

China will build an intelligent expressway, enabling increased safety and higher average traffic speeds, in east China's Zhejiang Province by 2022, local authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 17:46:31

Russia negotiates S-400 deliveries with Middle East, Southeast Asia

Russia was currently engaged in negotiations on the delivery of the S-400 air defense missile system with some Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries that are interested in purchasing the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 16:14:18

China to develop deep-sea manned submersibles with 11 km depth capability

China plans to develop two deep-sea manned submersibles, able to reach a depth of 11 kilometers, by around 2020, according to an oceanic association official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 16:12:20

Otters reflect ecological progress of Yangtze headwater

The rare Eurasian otter species has been frequently spotted at the headwaters of both China's Yangtze and Lancang(Mekong) rivers, a sign of environmental improvement in the areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 13:28:46

Sound waves used to advance optical communication

Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) have successfully used sound waves to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 10:41:11

Chinese scientists enhance e-skin sensory capability

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has expanded electronic skin (e-skin) functionality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 23:45:56

Members of China's space program continue to push themselves to limit

Taikonaut Zhang Xiaoguang prepared for 15 years to go into space. Zhang, one of the 14 pilots recruited as China's first batch of taikonauts, was 32 when he joined the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 17:28:40

Chinese technology helps Cuba build largest wind farm

Cuba aims to become one of the more than 100 countries that will meet their energy demands with renewable sources like wind, water or sunlight by 2050, as experts predict. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 11:21:29

British engineers find way to hold large objects in mid-air with sound

British engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap large objects, including humans, with an acoustic tractor beam larger than the wavelength of sound, opening the door to the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 10:09:53

Chinese internet court proposes online ID system

China's first court specializing in internet-related cases plans to propose a national online ID system for filing legal email and confirming the identity of litigants, according to the court official. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/21 23:39:16