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A New Atlas Of The Milky Way
2011-08-31 07:49:27

  Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants It may not be much use to hitchhikers through the galaxy, but it is extremely valuable to astronomers: the new radio atlas of the Milky Way. After almost ten years of work, researchers at the Max Planck Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have completed their investigation into the polarized radio emission in the galactic plane. The atlas is based on observations...

2011-07-14 00:41:00

XINJIANG, China, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) and the Government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region today entered into a framework agreement to pursue development of a state-of-the-art 50 million-ton-per-year surface mine that would operate over multiple decades. The agreement was signed today during a ceremony in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi with Peabody Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce, Peabody Senior Vice President Fredrick D....

2010-09-20 07:02:00

BEIJING, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has launched several new routes for the late summer and autumn seasons, giving further options to customers who plan on travelling over the coming months. A number of new tourist routes have been launched including Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO) For the...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

BEIJING, June 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China TransInfo Technology Corp., (Nasdaq: CTFO), ("China TransInfo" or the "Company"), a leading provider of intelligent transportation systems for highway and urban transportation management in China, today announced that the Company outsourced its taxi media advertising business in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Urgur Autonomous Region, to a local advertising agency...

2010-06-11 09:00:00

HUOERGUOSIKOUAN, China, June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After an 8-day-long 5000km expedition, Dongfeng Aeolus completed its journey through China in the afternoon of May 22nd as it continued to fulfill its mission to "Explore the World". Upon reaching Horgos Port, on the China-Kazakhstan border, it boldly marched forward into Kazakhstan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100611/CNF001 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100611/CNF001 ) Starting from...

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2009-07-06 11:50:00

Twitter, YouTube and other Internet forums filtered out independent information about deadly riots in China's remote northwest on Monday, frustrating government efforts to control the news, AFP reported. Officials said the unrest on Sunday left at least 140 people dead while the communist authorities who built the so-called "ËœGreat Firewall of China' raced to stamp out video, images and words posted by Internet users who reported on the incident. Late Monday afternoon, Twitter and...

2008-10-09 12:00:24

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Environmental Watchdog Blacklists Polluted Cities"] BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) - An annual urban environment assessment report has blacklisted such major Chinese cities as northwestern Xinjiang's Urumqi and central Hubei's industrial Huanggang for their poor environmental record. The report, released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Wednesday, said northern Inner...

2008-09-29 09:00:29

China publishes altitude of lowest inland point URUMQI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over the past 29 years. The same point was measured at 154.536 meters below the sea level in 1979....

2008-09-28 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Publishes Altitude of Lowest Inland Point"] Urumqi, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'