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Panda Fakes Pregnancy to Receive More Food, Special Treatment

Panda Fakes Pregnancy to Receive More Food, Special Treatment

Experts suggest that 'phantom pregnancy' is becoming common among the endangered animals. Lately, a giant panda, Ai Hin, experienced it.

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Researchers Working on Technology to develop Supersonic Submarine

Researchers Working on Technology to develop Supersonic Submarine

Scientists at Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab are working on a technique called supercavitation. The technique was first tried by the Soviet military during the Cold War.

The Soviet project's end product was the Shkval torpedo. It was able to reach the speed of 200 knots. But China wants its underwater supersonic transport to have more speed, which will require more research into the matter.

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China Launches High-Definition Earth observation Satellite in Orbit

China Launches High-Definition Earth observation Satellite in Orbit

China has successfully launched its second high-definition and most advanced earth observation satellite, Gaofen-2, in the orbit. The satellite was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The satellite is supposed to operate for 4 to 8 years.

Xinhua's report says that a Long March-4B carrier rocket launched the Gaofen-2. A small scientific payload from Poland is also placed in the orbit that will observe the brightness of stars.

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Smaller Animals Now Appear More Attractive to Poachers

Smaller Animals Now Appear More Attractive to Poachers

Serious efforts have been made by environmentalists and animal welfare organizations to protect bigger animals like tigers, elephants and rhinos. As the focus mainly stays on the bigger species facing extinction risk, the smaller species and especially lesser-known ones get ignored and as a result, they are vanishing from the wild.

Experts have pointed out two species that are getting killed and smuggled at an increased rate. First one is Indian pangolin, who can roll up into a ball, and second species is the star tortoise, a popular pet.

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Dramatic Variations in Climate Affecting China’s Economy

Dramatic Variations in Climate Affecting China’s Economy

Climate change is posing difficulties for China. At one place, Northern Chinese provinces are experiencing dry ups, the southern part of the country is dealing with floods.

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Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system

Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-opti

According to an announcement made on Monday, a joint investment of $300 million will be made by Internet search giant Google and five Asian telecom companies in a new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system.

The proposed underwater cable system, called FASTER, will connect the west coast of the US to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. The cable - the construction of which will begin immediately - is projected to become operational by mid-2016.

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China’s PPI Drops 0.9% in July

China’s PPI Drops 0.9% in July

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's producer price index (PPI) saw a decline of 0.9% year on year in July. China's PPI - used to measure inflation at wholesale level - has declined for 29th month on the trot. The only respite is the rate of decline that has reduced for the fourth consecutive month. It is down from 1.1% in June, 1.4% in May, 2% in April and 2.3% in March.

The narrowing is a clear indication that there have been slight improvements in market situation for industrial products in recent months, said NBS senior statistician Yu Qiumei.

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China rebuffs claims of govt ban on purchase of Apple devices

China rebuffs claims of govt ban on purchase of Apple devices

In response to a Wednesday-published Bloomberg News report which claimed that US tech giant Apple has been blacklisted in China due to national security concerns, China's Central Government Procurement Centre has asserted in a recent statement that Apple devices have not been banned from Chinese government procurement lists.

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Cheeta Mobile discovers most recent iteration of color change malware

Cheeta Mobile discovers most recent iteration of color change malware

Chinese Internet security firm Cheeta Mobile has recently uncovered the latest iteration of the color change malware.

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Researchers Discover Opulent Tomb of the Eldest Son of First Han Emperor of China

Researchers Discover Opulent Tomb of the Eldest Son of First Han Emperor of Chin

Researchers have discovered a sumptuous 2,100-year-old tomb built by the first Han Emperor of China for his eldest son. The tomb contained treasures like bronze models of elephants and rhinoceros.

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