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In China, maggots finish plates, and handle food waste

Thousands of voracious white maggots wiggle frenetically while tearing through trays of leftover meat, vegetables and fruits in an unusual farm in southwestern China.It may not be a pretty sight, but the gluttonous larvae could help China eat away something far uglier: the country’s mountain of food waste. The individual ...

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

/ Jun 15, 2017

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported.A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-ton telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11 a.m., ...

Printed rocket makes history

/ May 25, 2017

Printed rocket makes history

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula.“Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low ...