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Lesser Known Asian Mountain Ranges Led To Expansion Of Gobi Desert
2013-12-11 13:01:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say two lesser known mountain ranges in Central Asia helped lead to the arid conditions that regions like the Gobi Desert face today. Scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco say the formation of the Hangay and the Altai mountain ranges may have led to the expansion of Asia’s largest desert. "These results have major implications for understanding the dominant factors...

2013-07-04 23:04:24

Christie restores the essence of ancient art with magnificent projection mapping display LUOYANG, China (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Christie® and its valued partner, Wincomn Technology Development Co Ltd (Wincomn), restores the essence of ancient art at Longmen Grottoes, one of China’s most revered cave shrines carved with intriguing Buddhist sculptures that earned its recognition as a UNESCO heritage site. Christie projectors display multimedia contents representing the expressions of...

2013-05-09 08:24:50

BEIJING, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of May 7, AUX and the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA) officially launched the IBC Public Welfare Plan, the first large public welfare program in the creative industry in China initiated by the two parties, in Beijing. Zhao Dali, executive vice president and secretary of CIPRA, He Jian, general manager of AUX for China marketing business, Yan Ni, ambassador of the IBC Public Welfare Plan, and nearly 100 guests...

2012-12-16 12:20:11

HONG KONG, Dec. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anton Oilfield Services Group ("Anton Oilfield" or the "Group", HKEx stock code: 3337), the leading independent oilfield services provider in China, is pleased to announce that Anton Oilfield Services (Group) Limited ("Anton Oil"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, has, upon winning a tender, signed a contract to provide oil-based drilling fluid services for five ultra-high pressure and ultra-high temperature conventional natural gas wells in the...

2012-04-09 02:24:33

SHACHE, Xinjiang, China, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Almond trees are in full bloom during this time of year. On the banks of the Yarkand (Ye'erqiang) River in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, the almond trees bud and blossom one after another, looking like a sea of flowers. The flower not only spreads its full-bodied fragrance but also presents a harvest omen to people. As one of the four famous dry nuts in the world, almonds are regarded rare in the world and unique in China. The almond...

2011-12-29 11:04:03

Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009/2010 was particularly severe, a condition Mongolians refer to as “dzud”. Millions of livestock died in Mongolia and the re-introduced wild Przewalski´s horse population crashed dramatically. Petra Kaczensky and Chris Walzer from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have used spatially explicit loss statistics, ranger survey data and...

2011-12-01 05:55:00

BAAR, Switzerland, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manas Petroleum Corp ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to announce that Gobi Energy Partners LLC ("Gobi"), a Manas subsidiary and the operator of its exploration project in Mongolia, has completed its 2011 seismic program. The seismic contract with Sinopec provided for a firm program consisting of 532 km full fold data and an optional program of up to an additional 1,106 km full fold data. The program consisted of eight phases...

Google Earth Reveals Mysterious Structures In China Desert
2011-11-15 11:02:35

Satellites have picked up strange, unidentified structures in the middle of the vast, barren Gobi Desert, leaving many to question what China might be building in the region it mainly uses for its military, space and nuclear programs. Some are tangled, bright white intersecting lines of reflective rectangles, covering up to a mile-long area of the desert, and can be seen even from space. The images, available via Google Earth, also include enormous concentric circles radiating on the...

2010-09-15 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-09-15 06:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...