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December 11, 2014
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Fighting Air Pollution in China with Social Media

Study shows limits of ‘liberation technology’ in advancing change COLUMBUS, Ohio – The serious air pollution problem in China has attracted the attention of online activists who want the government to take action, but their advocacy has had only limited … Continue reading

October 26, 2014
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China’s Hidden Water Footprint

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Highly developed but water-scarce regions in China, such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin, are contributing to water depletion in other water-scarce regions of the country through imports of food, textile, and other water intensive products, according … Continue reading

June 11, 2014
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Nearest Bright ‘Hypervelocity Star’ Found

Speeding at 1 Million mph, It Probes Black Hole and Dark Matter A University of Utah-led team discovered a “hypervelocity star” that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far. Speeding at more than 1 … Continue reading

June 3, 2014
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Growing inequalities make science more of a ‘winner takes all’ field

ANN ARBOR — As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between “haves” and “have-nots” is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie. “It’s surprising that more attention … Continue reading

February 24, 2014
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China: the return of Confucius

Everywhere in China, even in Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square, statues of the great Chinese revolutionary heroes have often been replaced by those of Confucius, a sign that the master‘s school of thought has indeed been restored by the authorities. What … Continue reading

October 7, 2013
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New Results from Daya Bay – Tracking the Disappearance of Ghostlike Neutrinos

Daya Bay neutrino experiment releases high-precision measurement of subatomic shape shifting and new result on differences among neutrino masses The international Daya Bay Collaboration has announced new results about the transformations of neutrinos – elusive, ghostlike particles that carry invaluable … Continue reading

October 3, 2013
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A symbiosis

Partnership study helps China examine safety for elderly An unexpected partnership between the University of Delaware and the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (BJAST) is proving to be a symbiotic relationship. A six-year long partnership between the Center for … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
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Designing a culturally enlightened experience for the car of the future

Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Automotive team is creating automotive solutions that meet the needs of drivers and passengers in Brazil, Beijing and points in between. REDMOND, Wash. — June 12, 2013 — Nothing epitomizes the American car experience like the road … Continue reading