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Categories: Science

Asia's Space Race: China Unveils a Breakthrough

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 29

Just a few days after India's space program hit the headlines with the news it helped discover water on the lunar surface, the Chinese space program reminds us that, ahem,...

A Win for India’s Space Program

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 25

There was some embarrassment in India after the untimely end of the country’s first mission to the Moon last month. The unmanned Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, which was supposed to last for...

Infosys Tackles India’s Science Crisis

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 20

I’ve written before about worries among many Indians that that country’s scientists have fallen behind those of China and other Asian neighbors. (For more on India's science panic, check out...

India Wins Gold in Astronomy Olympiad

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 31

India may not have done all that well in Beijing - one gold medal winner and just three medals overall at the Olympics - but Indians will always have Bandung....

More investigations into Chinese cadavers

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 18

I once interviewed a Western entrepreneur doing business in China who had hoped to get into the business of helping people from the U.S., Japan and other countries in need...

Plastinated bodies from China?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 25

One of the strangest phenomena to hit museums over the past few years has been the bizarre exhibtions of human cadavers preserved in plastic. (Be patient - I'll get to...

Medtronic's New Chinese Partner

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 18

Back in March, Medtronic Inc., the big American medical device manufacturer, announced plans to form a joint venture with a Chinese company called Shandong Weigao. For months after that announcement,...

Indian science minister's Nobel plan

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 11

India’s top science official faced an embarrassing question in Parliament yesterday. Kapil Sibal, the minister for science and technology, was asked whether it was true that no Indian scientist had...

Can China crack down on organ trading?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 20

Critics of the anything-goes world of Chinese capitalism often point to the country’s organ trade as an especially grisly example of what’s wrong with the way the rest of the...

Science panic in India, a year later

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 31

A year ago I wrote here on the Asiatech blog about worries among Indian policymakers and academics that, despite the achievements of the country’s IT and drugmaking companies, the country...

NEC's Nanostep in Quantum Computing

Posted by: Kenji Hall on May 07

Building a quantum computer can be a tricky business. That's because physicists are still in the early stages of figuring out how to control the tiny circuits inside these...

China responds to science scandals

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 28

This week two of China’s top science agencies have announced new strategies to crack down on fraud. This is in response to a series of scandals that hit China last...

India – 163 years behind China?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 12

Some Asiatech readers complain that I'm anti-India, that I spend too much time comparing India to China, and that in these comparisons all too often India comes out looking bad....

Cure needed for Indian science

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 04

India’s most important scientific conference has gotten off to an inauspicious start. Over 5,000 people, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are attending the annual Indian Science Congress in the southern...

Chindia - Cooperation in the space race?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 21

Forget for a moment the heated rivalry between China and India. With Hu Jintao now in India, the theme for this week is cooperation. Maybe that's why a top Chinese...

Science panic in India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 03

Indian outsourcing companies like Infosys, TCS and Wipro are getting bigger and bigger, and Indian pharma companies like Ranbaxy and Dr. Reddy’s are expanding in the West. But not everybody...

China's Cosmic Tune Download

Posted by: Brian Bremner on July 07

Beijing is asking its citizenry to come up with 30 favorite Chinese songs that will be transmitted to earth from a lunar-probing satellite expected to be launched in 2007. It’s...

Turmoil in China's pharma industry

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on May 24

Major new developments in China's medical scandals, thanks in part to attention from local reporters in Hong Kong and China. A few days ago, I wrote on the New Tech...

China's scandals get worse

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on May 21

More sci-tech scandals in China. I’ve blogged (here and here) about Chen Jin, the Shanghai engineer who has been fired from Shanghai Jiaotong University after being accused of faking what...

China enters the Ice Age

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 03

Back in the late 1940s, when they took over Shanghai and ended Western domination of the city, one of the first things Mao’s Communists did was purge Shanghai of its...


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