Tag Archives: China

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Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing, Especially in the U.S.

There’s a tendency among techno-optimists to point to charts that show an unequivocal increase in life expectancy in recent history. For example: Modern medicine has... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/26/13

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Solar Continued Exponential Growth in 2012, But Politics May Stymie Growth

At any given moment, the sun bathes the earth in enough solar energy to meet its power needs 10,000 times over. The challenge lies in capturing and converting that energy... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/18/13

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The Cost of China’s Economic Miracle: Shorter Lives, Due to Air Pollution

It’s a story as old as the Industrial Revolution itself: Progressives say pollution from factories makes people sick, and industrialists say there’s no way to link... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/25/13

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Chinese Restaurant Owner Says Robot Noodle Maker Doing “A Good Job!”

Noodle peelers should probably start looking for other things to do around the kitchen – there’s just no competing with these robots. Not only are they saving... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/19/13

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Our Polluted Singularity Future? Beijing Smog Hits Record Levels

Industrialization has its price. This past weekend Beijing, the epicenter of one of the world’s fastest growing and largest economies, reached the highest smog... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/16/13

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China Uses Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

A small handful of doctors in China are going to extremes to rid people of addiction. As a last resort against intractable addiction to heroine and alcohol, these doctors... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/30/12

Born with blue eyes and allegedly glow blue-green when shone with light, Nong Yousui's been the subject of much media - not so much scientific - scrutiny.

Chinese ‘Starchild’ Alleged To Have X-Men-Like Cat Vision

Born with blue eyes and allegedly glow blue-green when shone with light, Nong Yousui's been the subject of much media - not so much scientific - scrutiny. Although the... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/10/12

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Chinese Company To Acquire Complete Genomics, Become World Genomics Powerhouse

The acquisition of Complete Genomics by BGI-Shenzhen is a clear sign that China plans to become a world leader in genomics research. Complete Genomics, the whole human... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/20/12

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