Monday, July 08, 2013

Geology aims for rational knowledge of earth

What is geology ? What do geologists do ? Geologists certainly seldom get into media limelight because, 'among other reasons, their studies and'/'or works are usually felt to be "boring", or not as sensational as, for example, the divorce of a singer or marriage of a ''hot'''porn actor.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Archaeologists dig up historical grave in Peru

Recently, an ancient tomb in Peru was unearthed by archaeologists. It is said that the grave provides deeper understanding of an empire. In Guatemala, a tomb of such archaeological significance was also found in 2011 and the finds have yielded more insights into the Mayan past. The human remains recovered under a car park in Leicester in Britain last year have been confirmed to belong to an English king Richard'III.

Friday, June 28, 2013

UK paper publishes photos of 'Satan' in Russia

The Daily Mail has published the archived pictures of 'Satan', the type of ICBM a scientist in Russia said could be used to "'fight'" the threats of asteroids. In mid'-February this year, the Ural region in Russia was hit by those rocks and the impact caused damages as well as injuries.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

China's spacecraft & astronauts back to earth

After a widely reported exploration, the Shenzhou'-'10 spacecraft 'had landed on earth safely this morning, and the 3 astronauts seem to be in good conditions. The weather at the landing site seems to be kind. In an earth-space conversation with the'3'astronauts who were still in space, China''s supremo Xi Jinping said he was very impressed by the performance, especially the space lecture conducted by Wang Yaping. Mr. Xi also said that youngsters in China will benefit from the lecture. By the way, it can clearly be observed that Mr. Xi speaks Mandarin 'or standard-type Chinese language almost without any provincial accent.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Russian scientist says ICBM can fight asteroids

A scientist in Russia has reportedly proposed to use a type of ICBM to "fight" asteroid threats. Russia's Ural region was struck by a powerful meteor 4 months ago and'the explosion caused damages and injuries.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

US still leading in number of women in space

18 June 2013 was the 30th anniversary of America's first woman into space. Unfortunately, 'Dr. Sally Ride passed away last year at 61. Out of the 57 women who have been there thus far, 45 are from America. Svetlana Savitskaya,'the first woman in human history who walked in space and also second USSR woman in space,'is still around in Russia. She holds another honour of being in space twice ('in 1982 and 1984').

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wang Yaping gives physics lessons from space

This morning,'China's second woman blasted into space,'Wang Yaping gave a lecture on physics from space to students ('on earth') in China. It is certainly a fairly creative way to enthuse youngsters in the topic. According to a news backgrounder aired just now by CCTV's Mandarin programme,'it was Barbara (Radding) Morgan,'a US woman astronaut, who first operationalised the 'Space Teachers concept in August 2007.