The 55-year-old Glashütte Original astronomical clock was returned to the Qingdao Observatory of Purple Mountain Observatory under Chinese Academy of Sciences on Dec. 20, 2010 after it was sent to Germany for repairs a year ago. It has been installed in its original location and is back in operation.
A technical research program aimed at developing best hybrid rice variety for Indonesia jointly conducted by Indonesian and Chinese scientists was launched here on Wednesday with the effective research period set to due in 2013. Through such a program, Indonesia will send its agricultural scientists and officials to be trained in China.
A hotpot restaurant in China's northern Shandong province has unveiled its new staff - a team of robots. Automated waiters move between tables, offering trays of food and drinks. The project was set up by the Shandong Dalu Science and Technology Company, which designed and built the mechanical waiters from scratch.
China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) Tuesday renewed its offer to fund overseas professionals who contribute to technology innovation projects for the country. The MST published instructions on how to apply for the government-run "Thousand Talents" funding program, which was unveiled in late 2008 to attract leading overseas professionals to work in China.
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