MH370 pilot made many turns and speed changes new report revealsA new research paper by one of the world’s leading MH370 investigators has revealed that the pilot in command (PIC) of the Boeing 777 made many turns to avoid detection before it settled on its fatal course into the Southern Indian Ocean. MH370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, …1
A Chinese woman wears traditional dress, or hanfu, as she has her picture taken by friends next to the first blossoms of spring at a park on March 21, 2021 in Beijing, China.A Chinese woman wears traditional dress, or hanfu, as she has her picture taken by friends next to the first blossoms of spring at a park on March 21, 2021 in Beijing, China.
'Blind box' craze grips China's youth and mints toymakers a fortuneTiny unicorns and cartoon girls in clown costumes line the shelves of Wang Zhaoxue's study in Beijing -- tokens of China's mania for "blind boxes" that has made fortunes for toymakers and even caught the attention of those in power.
IOC approves Tchaikovsky music as Russian anthem at OlympicsLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics are set to hear music by Tchaikovsky as the replacement for their national anthem, which has been banned as punishment for state-backed doping. The International Olympic Committee said Thursday it approved Piano Concerto No. 1 by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky for use at the Tokyo Games this year and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. It was proposed by Russian Olympic officials after their first choice, the patriotic folk song “Katyusha,” was blocked by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It was previously used at skating world championships this year.
Ancient technology - mysterious ancient earthquake detector#archaeologicaldiscoveries #ancientstructure #recentdiscoveries Modern seismographs are extremely sensitive pieces of equipment. By recording the slightest movements of laser light or magnets, these devices can detect the smallest of rumbles even when we can't sense them. Many don't realize that the process began nearly 2000 years ago, with the invention of the first seismoscope. In 132 AD, Chinese astronomer Zhang Heng created a seismometer, a device that detects the ground’s movement during an earthquake. It couldn’t predict quakes but it did show what direction they were coming from, even when they were hundreds of miles away. Zhang was also a mathematician and mechanical engineer who constructed many practical devices, including a cart for measuring the Chinese mile, and an early armillary sphere, or globe-shaped model of the heavens. His seismometer, the first known instrument built to detect earthquakes, was important, because devastating quakes happened in many remote regions of China. Zhang's seismoscope was a giant bronze vessel, resembling a samovar almost 6 feet in diameter. Eight dragons snaked face-down along the outside of the barrel, marking the primary compass directions. In each dragon's mouth was a small bronze ball. Below the dragons mouths were eight copper toads with their mouths upraised. The exact mechanism that caused a ball to drop in the event of an earthquake is still unknown. One theory is that a thin stick was set loosely down the center of the barrel. An earthquake would cause the stick to topple over in the direction of the seismic shock, triggering one of the dragons to open its mouth and release the bronze ball. The sound of the ball striking one of the eight toads would alert observers to the earthquake and would give a rough indication of the earthquake's direction of origin. Zhang’s seismometer was lost to history, but replicas exist, including one in the Museum of Chinese History in Beijing and another in an exhibit at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California.