Government says UFO was a sounding rocket

2013-05-14 21:30:56

The unidentified flying object, spotted in several cities in China by netizens this week, was probably a high-altitude government sounding rocket from a scientific experiment.

Chen Yu-Ao honored with Fresnel Prize

2013-05-14 16:44:05

Chen Yu-Ao, a physicist from the University of Science and Technology of China, was awarded the European Physical Society's Fresnel Prize on May 14 at the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Munich, Germany.

Gadget could be an aid for the elderly

2013-05-14 02:01:17

Ever wished you could ring up a friend just by winking, or turn off a light by yawning but without getting out of bed?

Leading the innovative trend

2013-05-10 11:12:08

The concept of the "smart city" is not entirely new to China. But its close relatives such as the "digital city", "low-carbon city", or "green city" cover only a part of the larger concept.

Sophisticated 3-D becoming more affordable

2013-05-09 02:46:21

Technology savvy buyers may now spend as little as 6,800 yuan ($1,100) for a printer that churns out anything from a microwave to a hammer or a doll.

Academic wins top US position after CAS snub

2013-05-02 14:58:22

The election of a Chinese foreign associate to a leading US academy has sparked heated debate after he failed to make it into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Technology faces up to a question of identity

2013-05-02 07:33:07

Face recognition technology is set to challenge fingerprint and other methods of identification.

China launches communications satellite

2013-05-02 03:34:50

China launched a communications satellite, "Zhongxing-11", at 0:06 am Thursday (Beijing time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province.

Microraptors had taste for sashimi: Study

2013-04-30 23:55:07

Fossil evidence showed that the Microraptor — a four-winged, flying dinosaur about the size of a pigeon — may have been a big fan of sashimi.

NE China to build robot industrial base

2013-04-28 17:02:47

A robot industrial base with an estimated annual output of 50 billion yuan (8 billion U.S. dollars) will be established in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said.

Court rules in favor of Tencent against Qihoo

2013-04-25 22:02:48

Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd, a leading free anti-virus software provider, used unfair competition against China’s largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd, a court ruled on Thursday.

China tests self-developed biofuel flight

2013-04-24 17:21:46

China on Wednesday successfully conducted a first test flight powered by self-developed biofuel made mainly from palm oil and recycled cooking oil.