Posts Tagged 'China'

New Photos From The Moon’s Surface

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Gizmodo reports –

In 2013, China became the third country to land a vehicle on the moon. Now, a trove of photos from Chang’e-3’s historic expedition—35 Gigabytes in all—are easily searchable on the web. These are our first fresh images taken from the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbor in forty years.

Continue reading HERE.

Direct links to the photos HERE and HERE

 

Think Your Wardrobe Is Dated? – Try On These 3000 Year Old Pants

3000yo-pantsSciencenews reports –

Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

Continue reading HERE.

First Glass Suspension Bridge In China Opens

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BEIJING – China has just opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge, and being nearly 600-feet-high and 1,000-feet-long, it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.

The high-altitude, transparent bridge opened this past Thursday in Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon in central China’s Hunan province …

See the pictures HERE.

 

Pics Of Mountain Walkway Being Constructed

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The DailyMail presents some scary and beautiful photos of a walkway under construction in China.

With no ropes or safety harnesses, and only hard hats to protect them if they fall, these men spend their days hauling heavy planks and wheelbarrows full of cement over a rickety wooden walkway.

Continue reading HERE.

 

3D Printing A 5 Story Building

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According to SeriousWonder.com –

Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.

Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!

Continue reading HERE.

12 Travel Tips For Chinese Visitors To America

mickeyFrom Mental_floss –

China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American peculiarities. Using Google to translate advice written in “simplified Han” for Chinese readers into English allows Americans a tiny, possibly imprecise peek into how the people of China view life in the United States.

Check out the fascinating and rather complimentary list of tips HERE.

For example – “11. Show Humility to Ladies—They’re In Charge”

 

 

Strange Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo [video]


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