Posts Tagged 'Beijing'

22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of Last Week

Another great collection of newsworthy photos by BuzzFeed.

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Silkworms Spin Super-Silk after Eating Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

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Scientific American reports –

Silk—the stuff of lustrous, glamorous clothing—is very strong. Researchers now report a clever way to make the gossamer threads even stronger and tougher: by feeding silkworms graphene or single-walled carbon nanotubes. The reinforced silk produced by the silkworms could be used in applications such as durable protective fabrics, biodegradable medical implants, and ecofriendly wearable electronics, they say.

Continue reading HERE.

Old Abandoned Olympic Venues

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With the Olympics now in full swing, take a different view of the games. This set of photos shows the old, abandoned sites of Olympics past.

Check out the pics on imgur.

Ili Pika – Rarer And Cuter Than A Panda

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CNN reported –

Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn’t know it’s a member of an endangered species — and neither do most people. Rarer — and some would argue cuter– than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. Li discovered the pika, formally known as Ochotona iliensis, in 1983 and named it after his hometown, Ili.

Continue reading HERE.

Moments In China [video]


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