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  1. News - China Insider - SCIENCE

    China’s next moon mission could be delayed, says senior space programme official

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:28am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Malfunctioning of China's moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' still a mystery China’s next mission into space will not occur this year and may not involve a moon landing, a veteran official with the space programme has said. The time and objectives of the space mission have not been decided yet, Long Lehao, director of the science ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1511212/chinas-next-moon-mission-doubt-says-senior-space-programme
  2. News - China - SCIENCE

    A diet of worms: Chinese volunteers spend 105 days eating creepy crawlies in space experiment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:37am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... for space missions Three volunteers have chalked up another first for China's space programme. They have spent 105 days living in a sealed test laboratory in Beijing and proved that worms can be the main source of protein during long space missions. The idea of using the animals as one of the main sources of food to sustain astronauts met with resistance in the West after scientists from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517052/scientists-tackle-final-frontier-worms-space
  3. News - China - SCIENCE

    Mainland scientist wins prestigious space science award

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:24pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... government leaders to open up space facilities and technology for civilian use. She spent more than five years lobbying high-ranking officials in the military and various ministries ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A mainland researcher received the Von Karman Award, one of the most prestigious awards in space science, in Washington, the United States last Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404618/mainland-scientist-wins-prestigious-space-science-award
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    One week from catastrophe: Hugely destructive solar flare narrowly missed earth

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 01:54pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... the power grid. The US space agency offered this sobering assessment of potential impact "Analysts believe that a direct hit … could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560409/solar-storm-could-have-pulled-plug-earth
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vantablack, the world’s darkest material, is unveiled by UK firm

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... of carbon grass. The tubes are spaced apart. When a light particle hits the material, it gets between the tubes and bounces around, is absorbed and converted to heat. Light goes in, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554903/vantablack-worlds-darkest-material-unveiled-uk-firm
  6. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the production of yogurt, cheese, beer and chocolate. Lactobacillus feeds on human waste, releasing lactic acid that eliminates the growth of most odour-making bacteria. The technology can be applied ... a bacteriologist with the academy's Chengdu Institute of Biology and lead scientist on the project, said tourists in Sichuan province would be the first to benefit from the technology. The province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  7. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    India heads to Mars with budget space mission

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 12:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi It may be cheap at HK$568m, but work-around launch may add to success of 2008 mission India heads to Mars with budget space mission India has begun the countdown to launch its most ambitious and risky space mission to date- sending a probe to Mars, a project conceived in just 15 months on a tiny budget. After a 2011 Russian-Chinese attempt flopped, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346495/india-heads-mars-budget-space-mission
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quantum computer not as fast as maker D-Wave Systems claims, study shows

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Quantum claims are a qubit much, study says Lockheed Martin bought the first one in 2011. Two years later, Google, Nasa and the non-profit Universities Space Research ... started to realise it was just a meaningless comparison," said theoretical computer scientist Professor Scott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "When you make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537096/quantum-computer-not-fast-maker-d-wave-systems-claims-study-shows
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    More than 100 scientists threaten to boycott 'premature' project to study brain

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:39pm by GDN

    ... controversy are recent changes made by Henry Markram, head of the HBP at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne. The changes sidelined cognitive scientists who study high-level brain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548867/more-100-scientists-threaten-boycott-premature-project-study-brain
  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland research suggests that graft may have a physiological basis, and that some people's brains are hard-wired for bribery Is corruption all in the mind? Would you accept a bribe or recoil from it? Mainland scie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545137/corruption-all-mind

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