Sci-Edu News

UPDATED: 16:58, June 25, 2007
  • Linux becomes mature and achieves excellence
    In recent years, the world's leading software and hardware providers such as IBM and Intel are rushing to do compatibility testing and quality authentication with China's local Linux products. It indicates that China's brand of Linux has become established and realized excellence, according Lu Shouqun, president of the China Open Source Software Promotion Union at the "Summit Forum of Open Source action and China's information industry development" held on June 21st in Guangzhou.

  • China to become largest internet market by 2010
    The "Report of Global Media and Entertainment Industry 2007 ĘC 2011," published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on June 21st, announced that the total value of China's internet market will increase to US$92.5 billion in the next five years. By 2010, the number of internet users in China will exceed the number in the US, and become the global largest market for the internet.

  • Firstborns found to be more intelligent
    Eldest children are more likely to be more intelligent than their younger siblings, according to a new study.

  • 4 young Malaysian scientists to meet with Nobel laureates
    Malaysia has selected four young scientists to represent the country at the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates With Young Scientists scheduled for next month in Germany, national news agency Bernama reported on Friday.

  • Zimbabwe introduces internet access technology
    Internet service provider Zimbabwe Online (ZOL)has introduced Internet access technology dubbed Wi-Fi and is set to change the face of surfing in Zimbabwe.

  • Insulin pill for diabetics developed in Britain
    A British company has developed a form of insulin that can be taken orally, which will provide better control of symptoms of diabetes, the Times reported Friday.

  • Biomaterial used successfully for bone implants in Cuba
    Cuban researchers have successfully used coralline biomaterial for the reconstruction of bone tissue in maxillofacial, orthopedic and traumatology surgeries, the Cuban daily Granma reported on Friday.

  • Writethru: Space shuttle safely lands after completing mission
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis safely landed at the Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles on Friday after successfully installing new equipment on the International Space Station.

  • Roundup: Space shuttle to land at California base
    Because of bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Space Shuttle Atlantis was diverted to California on Friday to land at the Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles, NASA officials said.

  • Atlantis told to land at backup site in California
    NASA has waved off the shuttle Atlantis from its final Florida landing window for Friday, and is now targeting the backup runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California, said NASA TV.

  • NASA waves off Atlantis' first landing attempt
    Uncooperative weather at Kennedy Space Center in Florida forced NASA to pass on Atlantis' first landing attempt on Friday, and now hopes turn to next orbit, according to NASA official website.

  • Shuttle Atlantis may change landing site in California
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis could shift its landing site to the Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles on Friday due to bad weather, National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) officials said on Thursday.

  • Space pioneers wanted for 520-day Mars project
    Bored with your job? Fancy a challenge for the next 520 days? A new fixed-term position from the European Space Agency (ESA) may be just the ticket: the agency's scientists are looking for six people to go on a pretend trip to Mars.

  • iPhone no worry to Verizon chief executive
    The launch June 29 of iPhone by Apple Inc. won't change Verizon Communications Inc.'s game plan, Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said Wednesday.

  • Chinese enterprise wins award for energy efficiency
    China's Beijing Shenzhou Daxu Bio- energy Technology Company was rewarded the UK Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, the world's leading green energy prize, in a final competition taking place in London Thursday.

  • World's first coal-to-oil mass converter due to start operation this year
    Towering above the sweeping grasslands of Erdos, in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, two 60-meter-high cylindrical structures stand out against the skyline.

  • NASA skips Thursday's landing opportunities due to bad weather
    NASA managers decided to skip Thursday's two landing opportunities for shuttle Atlantis. Now hopes turn to Friday's opportunities, said NASA TV.

  • Four ringleaders in east China arrested in latest college entrance exam scam
    Police in eastern China have arrested four men who tried to recruit 41 university students to take part in a national college entrance exam scam.

  • China speeds up narrowing the digital technology gap
    "By 2010, all the towns and townships in China's rural areas will have broadband service." Vice Minister of Information Industry, Xi Guohua, made the remark in Jiangsu province on Monday. He said in order to narrow the gap in digital technology between the cities and countryside, China will speed up the popularization of broadband service in rural areas.

  • Lake mysteriously disappears in Chile
    A lake in Chile's southern Andes has mysteriously disappeared, prompting scientists' speculation.

  • China expected to watch mobile TV for free next year
    Recently, the base patent holder of China's domestic mobile TV industry announced that a patent fee of China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) will not exist within the next two years, and then a one Yuan patent fee will be collected in a representative manner. This means that it is possible to use a mobile phone to watch TV for free in 2008. At the same time, the industry standards of the CMMB will enter the commercial age.

  • Intel to upgrade Dalian plant
    DALIAN: Intel Corp is expected to conduct a major upgrade of its first China chip manufacturing plant in Dalian by 2010, a senior city official said.

  • A big step closer to human cloning
    Human therapeutic cloning has moved a big step closer after US researchers said they had successfully created embryonic stem cells from monkey embryos.

  • U.S. researchers use 3-D simulation to study WTC collapse
    Researchers at Purdue University have created a computer-based 3-D simulation to study in detail the cause of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse on Sept. 11, 2001, local media reported Wednesday.

  • Malaysia invents computer cardiologist
    Malaysia's researchers invented a computer program, which listens to a patient's heart beat to detect heart disease, local media reported on Thursday.

  • More women suffer mid-life stroke than men: study
    More women than men appear to suffer a stroke in middle age, according to a new study published on Wednesday in the on-line edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Biologists receive Spain's Prince of Asturias Award
    Spanish biologist Gines Morta and his British colleague Peter Lawrence on Wednesday shared the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award for Science and Technology.

  • European Parliament says Galileo should be financed entirely by EU budget
    The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution on the financing of the European satellite navigation system, Galileo, saying all money must come from the European Union (EU) budget for the construction of the system.

  • US President Bush vetoes stem cell bill again
    U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday vetoed again a bill to expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research, according to U.S. media reports.

  • Malaysia to manufacture world's first Wi-Fi centric mobile phone
    Malaysia's Comintel corporation Bhd signed an agreement with Gupp Technologies Incorporated to manufacture the world's first Linux-based dual mode Wi-Fi centric mobile phone on Wednesday.

  • People's Daily Online --- http://english.people.com.cn/