During the 1980s, the Kiev was the flagship of the Soviet Navy. At almost 1,000 feet long, it carried over 30 aircraft, as well as an arsenal of heavy missiles like a cruiser. China bought the Kiev in the late 90s, and it'll be relaunching at the end of this month, but as a luxury hotel instead of a warship.
Dual-booting your smartphone usually requires a little technical know-how to pull off. What do you do if you want to run every major mobile OS from one cellphone? Go to China and buy a bootleg Nokia N9 apparently.
China has been charging ahead at full speed with their plans to build a space station by 2020, and on Wednesday they reached another milestone with a successful docking between the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft and the Tiangong-1 module.
According to a congressional commission report to be released next month, on four separate occasions between 2007 and 2008, hackers (who may or may not have been affiliated with the Chinese government) were able to take complete control of two U.S. satellite systems, Landsat-7 and Terra (EOS AM-1), for up to 12 minutes at a time.
The mysteries of the China and Japan continue to fascinate those of us raised on English and corn flakes, but one Canadian recently took his own technological innovation eastward to create something uniquely Asian and quite useful.
As NASA looks to other worlds, China's orbital space program is just heating up: just today they launched the Tiangong 1 space station module, the first step to them getting their own space station in orbit.
There's really nothing China's DIY tinkerers can't build. We've seen them all from Iron Man suits to homemade iPads, these guys know how to build stuff out of junk. Chinese farmer Shu Mansheng's life-sized flying saucer wheel is only the latest and greatest from the People's Republic.
Bright neon blue lines? Check. Intricate geometric shapes? You bet'cha. Digital entities wearing silly hats and chasing one another on cycles of light? Well, maybe not, but I am clicking through these images and murmuring vrooom as I imagine dueling light cycles and flying discs. Does that count?
Still bragging about that dual-core processor in your smartphone? The world's best iPhone imitators, Meizu, is striking first, with the world's first quad-core smartphone. The Meizu MX is the successor to the M9 (you know, the iPhone knockoff that people in China camp out for) and it's going to be cost a pretty penny.
The Chinese are building a new airport just outside of Beijing, because the other two giant airports they have in the area just can't keep up with demand. When it's finished, it'll be the largest airport in the world by far, at approximately the same size as the entire island of Bermuda.