Software piracy declined in 2011

2012-05-25 07:59:04

Less than 40 percent of software installed on computers in China was pirated in 2011, a decline of 3 percentage points from the previous year.

260 cities build digital geo-systems

2012-05-24 06:55:37

More than 260 prefecture-level Chinese cities are building digital geographic systems to provide better services to citizens.

Mapping satellite expands coverage

2012-05-24 06:40:56

The Ziyuan III satellite, launched on Jan 9 to produce high-resolution imagery, has sent back visual data covering 45.79 million square km as of May 18.

China climbs the Nature ranks

2012-05-24 06:16:17

China is on track to be the second most influential country in science publishing, said a report published by the prestigious journal Nature.

China's natural science funds top $2.37b

2012-05-23 06:27:44

China's national natural science funds have exceeded $2.37 billion and have supported a total of 113,742 research projects in the past five years.

Every rain cloud has a silver lining

2012-05-23 02:51:39

Rainmaking tech will be better deployed as the demand has been increasing to use science and tech to reduce the risks from natural disasters.

China to see 14 solar eclipses this century

2012-05-21 17:06:27

People in eastern Chinese regions saw an annular eclipse of the sun Monday morning, the longest eclipse in terms of duration for the next 1,000 years, according to astronomers' predictions.

PLA manages to improve aircraft maintenance in Tibet

2012-05-21 15:51:22

Engineers conduct preflight inspections in the cockpit of a fighter jet, Xigaze, Tibet autonomous region, May 19, 2012.

New vision for visually impaired readers

2012-05-21 07:42:39

Reading for visually impaired people is never easy, but China Braille Publishing House is turning to a new technology to help.

China launches Science and Technology Week

2012-05-20 16:07:24

State Councilor, Liu Yandong on Saturday opened China's annual "Science and Technology Week" by calling for accelerated scientific progress and the development of new technology, popularization of scientific knowledge and the creation of an environment for innovation.

China to be Asia-Pacific's biggest IT consumer

2012-05-19 14:02:19

China will soon surpass Japan to be the biggest consumer of IT products and services in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report.

Gansu to build radiation monitoring stations

2012-05-19 13:38:09

Northwest China's Gansu province, home to China's earliest nuclear base, plans to build over 30 radiation monitoring stations in 5 years.