UAE launches space center for Mars mission
UAE launches space center for Mars
DUBAI, April 18 (Xinhua) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) on Saturday.
The space center is to oversee preparations of UAE's Mars
exploration probe mission,...
Moon is 4.47 bln years old, U.S. researchers say
... while ejecting huge amounts of debris completely out of the Earth Moon system.
They argued that numerous kilometersized fragments from that event traveled out to the main asteroid belt between Mars
and Jupiter and struck asteroids at much higher speeds than typical main belt collisions, heating the surface and leaving behind a permanent record of the giant impact.
Xinhua Insight: Yutu finds Moon still active in old age
... KREEP is an acronym formed from the atomic symbol for potassium, rare earth elements and phosphorus. Scientists believe KREEP is related to the origins and early history of the Moon.
It is now believed that a rocky object about the size of the Mars
struck the Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. This collision threw a large amount of melt and vapor into orbit around the Earth. These high temperature materials ultimately formed the Moon.
Given the energy generated by this collision,...
City council votes in favor of Paris' bid for 2024 Olympics
... including the Stade de France, a new cycling track on the outskirts of Paris, the Roland Garros tennis center and many Parisian landmarks like the Grand Palais and Champ de Mars
Paris may need to build a new swimming pool, an Olympic village and a media center as required in main constructions if bidding for the Games....
Backgrounder: Past Summits of the Americas
..., economic integration, and political dialogue.
The third summit in Quebec City, Canada, in 2001 focused on democracy and human rights initiatives as a means of creating prosperity, and stressed the role of technology.
The fourth summit took place in Mar
del Plata, Argentina, in 2005 and promoted increased job creation to fight poverty and strengthen democratic governance.
The fifth summit, held in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009,...
China issues consecutive recall notices on BMW products
To be specific, 15,001 of the vehicles affected by the recall are BMW 316i, 320i, 320Li, 328i, 328Li, 335Li which are made by the joint venture in China between Oct. 26, 2013 and Mar
. 28, 2014. The others are 21 different models of imported BMW vehicles which were manufactured from June 14, 2012 to March 17, 2014, including 116i, 118i, 125i, M135i, 220i, 420i Coupe, 320i GT and 428i Gran Coupe....
Turkish president to visit Iran to boost trade, business
...S. dollars by the end of this year as an elusive figure.
HARSH WORDS EXCHANGED
Erdogan's visit comes amid growing differences between the two regional heavyweights on an array of regional issues from Syria to Yemen.
The visit was already marred
with harsh remarks against Iran by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who accused of Tehran for aiding Shiite Houthis in Yemen. He called on Iran to pull out its forces from Yemen, Syria and Iraq.
Erdogan also publicly declared Turkey'...
|7-day classic tour route in Zhejiang
...an River hydroelectric station. You may not know that there are two 2,000yearold villages lying underneath the lake, which are perhaps more interesting and worthy of a visit than the lake itself.
Ticket Prices:150 yuan (Mar
. 1 Nov. 30); 120 yuan (Dec. 1 Feb. 28)
(Photo: china.com.cn/ Wang Haibin)
Day 7: Xitang Ancient Town
Known as one of the top six ancient towns in southern China, Xitang has a gentle climate, floating rills and a slowpaced lifestyle....
Spain fall to 2-0 defeat away to Holland in friendly game
. 31 (Xinhua) Holland defeated Spain 20 in a friendly game on Tuesday night in a match which had been billed as a grudge meeting between the two sides who had met in the 2010 World Cup final and again four years later in the 2014 World Cup....
Zambia FA says coach Janza's job intact
s job intact
. 31 (Xinhua) Zambia's football governing body said current national team coach Honor Janza's job is safe despite utterances that a foreign coach will be engaged, a statement seen by Xinhua on Tuesday said.
The Football Association of Zambia (...
|JAL challenge cup 2015: Japan wins Uzbekistan 5-1
Japan wins Uzbekistan 51
Toshihiro Aoyama (C) of Japan reacts after scoring against Uzbekistan during their JAL challenge cup 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, Mar
. 31, 2015. (Xinhua/Stringer)
Japanese players celebrate after scoring against Uzbekistan during their JAL challenge cup 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, Mar
. 31, 2015. Japan won 51. (Xinhua/Stringer)
Toshihiro Aoyama (Top)...
|China may invest in Russia's first high-speed railway
s first highspeed railway
. 31, 2015 (Xinhuanet) China is interested in bankrolling Russia's first highspeed rail line connecting Moscow and Kazan, investing about 300 billion rubles ($5.2 billion) in the construction of the project, Russian media reported Sunday....
|Nanjing festival seeks to grow with foreign and Chinese art
. 31, 2015 (Xinhuanet) About 20 works from Pablo Picasso, all owned by a Chinese collector, will be shown to the public at the Nanjing International Art Festival in September.
Together with Picasso's works,...
Football league table of shame reveals more troublesome fans
...s team which claimed the World Cup title in 2003. She played 111 matches as an international and collected three European titles and two Olympic Bronzes. Full story
Ghana seals Africa beach football qualification
. 23 (Xinhua) Ghana made mincemeat of Uganda 132 in the secondleg of the CAF beach football qualifiers in Accra to book qualification to the Africa Beach football championship in The Seychelles next month....
|Interview with Elon Musk: Where will we be in 10 years?
... Han Miao
BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) Elon Musk, the U.S.based entrepreneur, has said the next decade would see a "dramatic increase" in artificial intelligence (AI), most forms of cancer cured and, possibly, the first human mission to Mars
Musk, CEO of private rocket firm SpaceX and electric car producer Tesla Motors, hopes the next ten years will also see more electric vehicles on the road, and a surge in the production and consumption of sustainable energy, he told Xinhua....
Voting in Nigeria's presidential election continues amid tig...
... as polling centers opened early to verify identities of electorates.
The exercise was extended by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), due to card reader glitches which almost marred
the exercise in many parts of the West African country on Saturday.
Watertight security were reported in all the polling centers which opened to normalize the situation....
Nigeria extends voting into an extra day due to card reader ...
March 28 (Xinhua) Voting during the presidential and national congress elections in Nigeria have been extended to Sunday, due to card reader glitches which almost marred
the exercise in many parts of the West African country, the electoral body said Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria's electoral body,...
Nigeria's election accreditation kicks off amidst large turn...
... thousands of electorate who turned out to vote candidates of their choice were disappointed as accreditation was delayed.
Some voters are angry with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over shoddy preparation as poor logistics mar
the ongoing exercise in some parts of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
In most places, accreditation started late, in some others, the card reader machines are not working while in others, INEC officials are yet to show up as at 10:00 a.m., local time....