Whenever I see one of those massive public aquariums, I wonder just how thick that glass has to be. Apparently, someone at a shopping mall in China didn't work out the answer to that question accurately enough, because the giant front window of a huge tank holding recently gave way, flooding the onlookers with a 33 ton wave of water and sharks.
While the rest of the world was content to just let the mountain-sized asteroid 4179 Toutatis zip right past Earth without being molested, China sent a spacecraft out to get a closer look at this potential herald of an extinction-level event.
The movie Mission To Mars showed us a scenario in which astronauts had managed to grow vegetables on the surface of Mars. It now appears that Chinese scientists intend to make this sci-fi scene a reality.
An elderly couple in in the city of Wenling, China refused to relocate to make way for a new road project.
As an OS, Android has an iron grip on the Chinese smartphone market. A study from Analysys International combines data of sales and ownership shows the little green guy with 90% of the market. In China, however, things aren't always so clear cut.
The poor working conditions at Foxconn's factories charged with making devices like the iPhone and iPad are now legendary. To address this issue, the CEO announced plans to replace human workers with an army of robots. Apparently, that wasn't just bluster, as the robots have begun their takeover.
In the totally heated race for the longest bus in the world, China has fallen behind. China recently unveiled an 82-foot long bus (which is insane), and Dresden decided to go ahead and top it. The city just test drove the Autotram Extra Grand, a 30 meter long bus. That's about 90 feet.
Until self-driving cars get mass produced, we're not going to stop inventing excuses to cover up our lousy parking skills. Chinese car maker BYD Auto has a good interim solution: remote control. Its So Rui car can be driven from the outside, but with a catch.
Remember Chef Cui? Of course you do! Last we heard of Cui Runquan's noodle-shaving robot, it was an army of one. Runquan's made good on his promise to mass produce Chef Cui and, from the looks of it, the robot makes noodles as good or better than a human.
You've got to give credit to China: when it decides to do something, it really pulls out all the stops. Just a month after throwing house party for its brand new space station, China has announced that it's planning to send a lander and a rover to the Moon by the end of next year.