China aims to first land on 'dark side' of moon

2015-05-20 16:50:36

China is planning to land its Chang'e-4 probe on the moon's "dark side", according to Wu Weiren, the chief engineer for China's Lunar Exploration Program.

Scientific invention contest for students launched

2015-05-07 14:51:19

Can you imagine driving a wind-powered vehicle, which is made of recyclable materials, for your daily commute from your home to the office?

China starts building Hualong One pilot nuclear power project

2015-05-07 14:17:54

China began construction on a pilot nuclear power project using Hualong One technology, a domestically-developed third generation reactor design, in Fuqing, southeast China's Fujian Province, on Thursday.

Earth researcher wins German science award

2015-05-07 07:42:49

Zhu Xiaoxiang, a Chinese researcher, was among the 10 winners of the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early-career scientific researchers in Germany, at a ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday.

Solar plane's Pacific crossing rescheduled

2015-05-05 17:38:32

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has delayed its flight across the Pacific scheduled for Tuesday, when Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard had planned to make the five-day journey from Nanjing to Hawaii.

Robots go it alone at factory with no assembly workers

2015-05-05 06:54:11

More than 100 industrial robots have been installed at a zero-labor factory that is being built in Dongguan, a major manufacturing base in Guangdong province.

23-year-old wants to ease workload of teachers

2015-05-04 11:21:12

Wu Xingyu has been making his dream of reliving teachers in China from drowning in marking papers a reality. Yitiku, an online software system based on Wu's idea, eases the workload of teachers by doing many of the functions that they did.

Lack of college degree no handicap to hackathon pioneer

2015-05-03 20:22:12

Listed as one of "China's 30 under 30" by Forbes last year and initiator of China's hackathon – an event gathering programmers to collaborate on software-related projects - Gao Yang sometimes generates more attention from his past experiences than for his business project.

Chinese scientists discover 'batman dinosaur'

2015-04-30 13:32:49

Chinese scientists have discovered a "batman dinosaur" – a small dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago and had featherless wings like bats.

'Making profit is a side product'

2015-04-29 08:41:12

Post-90s postgraduate Zhang Tianyi has gone from a modest start-up to CEO of a four-outlet Hunan rice noodle restaurant chain in a year with his 'can do' philosophy.

China mulls inland nuclear power plant building

2015-04-27 08:44:57

China's National Energy Administration is analysing whether the country should build inland nuclear power plants. The topic has aroused fierce debate.

Researchers aim to speed up biological databases

2015-04-26 16:17:25

More than 270 biocuration researchers, including world-leading experts, gathered in Beijing for the 8th International Biocuration Conference.