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China unveils World’s longest Sea Bridge

China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge,  links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build,  and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.


8.2 quadrillion calculations per second

The world’s most powerful computer is now at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Japan

According to The New York Times, the computer, called “K,” is three times faster than the next fastest computer, a Chinese computer, Tianhe-1A, that previously held the highest spot. K, built by Fujitsu, can make 8.2 quadrillion calculations each second. “K” stands for “Kei,” meaning 10 quadrillion, or the number of calculations per second researchers hope K will one day be able to perform per second. K’s abilities are the equivalent of linking one million desktop computers.

K is made out of 672 computer racks, with 68,544 computer processing units (CPUs) but the lab plans to raise that number to 800 racks, a move that will make the machine even speedier and more powerful.


Eclipse and Weird Tornado

As you probably know by know tonight we’ll have a Moon Eclipse for a couple of hours. This is the first lunar eclipse of 2011, and one of two that will occur this year. It is also the first total lunar eclipse since July 2000.

 

In other news today a Water tornado blasts China river, as in the water from the river started to go upwards into the clouds

 


Add insult to injury

A teenager in China has sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an iPad 2

The 17-year-old, identified only as Little Zheng, told a local TV station he had arranged the sale of the kidney over the internet.The story only came to light after the teenager’s mother became suspicious.

Illegal agents organised a trip to the hospital and paid him $3,392 (£2,077) after the operation. With the cash the student bought an iPad 2, as well as a laptop.

Full article – BBC News 

In my opinion he got hustled 


Only in China

As I was checking out this morning news this is what I stumbled upon :

Family dog helps with everyday chores : A pet dog in Xingyang country in central China’s Henan Province has been trained to help his owner with various household chores including dumping rubbish or carrying food and vegetables at the market.


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