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2011-11-22 12:22:14

The structural mechanism of typical mortise—tenon joints of southern Chinese traditional timber frame buildings was investigated. The investigation provides a scientific basis for the repair of these ancient buildings. The research was published in SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences.2011, Vol 54(7). The timber members of Chinese traditional timber buildings are connected with mortise—tenon joints, which are the core technology of Chinese and East Asian traditional timber...

2009-03-09 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Colorme (Beijing) Info Tech Co., Ltd has began to R&D mobile game software for iPhone platform since the beginning of 2008. They focus on Chinese folk, entertainment and other type of games. Until now, they have about ten games on-line. Their games are popular with players from Europe, Southeast Asia, Asia, and America. Rattle Drum, one of the series of the Chinese traditional folk toys that is made by Colorme (Beijing) Info Tech Co., Ltd is...

2008-04-07 16:43:41

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Ironically, it was a quest for immortality that led to the invention of the deadliest weapon before the arrival of the atomic bomb. Experimenting with life-lengthening elixirs around A.D. 850, Chinese alchemists instead discovered gunpowder. Their explosive invention would become the basis for almost every weapon used in war from...

2005-11-08 05:25:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - A painting by an 86-year-old Chinese master has gone under the hammer for a record 30 million yuan, highlighting soaring world interest in Chinese art. The work by Wu Guanzhong depicting a cluster of colorful parrots sitting on tree branches smashed the previous record price for a Chinese ink painting of 23 million yuan for a 12th century masterpiece by the Song Dynasty emperor Huizong. "Wu Guanzhong has successfully melded Chinese and Western artistic...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.