Viet Nam News by DataLeads NEW DELHI — According to the recent Hydropower Status Report, East Asia and the Pacific has the highest annual increase in hydropower capacity with China contributing the largest share of installed capacity. Over 90 per cent of the capacity added in 2017 in the region came from China, which increased its total installed capacity to 341,190 MW. Japan is second in the region with an installed capacity of 49,905 MW. It is followed closely by India with an installed capacity of 49,382 MW. In India, added capacity was contributed by the 1,200 MW Teesta III project in the Himalayan north-eastern state of Sikkim. Việt Nam is ranked fourth in the region with an installed capacity of 16, 679MW. It added to the greater Mekong region’s capacity with its 260 MW Trung Sơn project becoming fully operational in 2017. Pakistan’s installed capacity is 7,477. Country’s new power project received certified emissions reduction … [Read more...] about Which Asian Country Has the Most Hydropower Capacity?
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The Wright brothers' first airplane and the skeleton of a woolly mammoth are among an array of artifacts available to view in a new online 3-D archive launched Wednesday by the prestigious Smithsonian museum. The collection features Smithsonian artifacts that can be viewed on screen or even recreated as three-dimensional objects using a 3-D printer. "The Smithsonian is a leader in using 3-D technology to make museum collections and scientific specimens more widely available for anyone to use and study," said Gunter Waibel, the director of the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office. Among the objects available in the collection are the Wright Brothers "Wright Flyer" plane, used in the first flight in 1903, a remnant of a supernova and a fossil whale. The objects can be seen via the website address http://3d.si.edu. Via a computer a browser can turn the objects around to view them from a variety of angles, zooming in on fine detail or even downloading data. Waibel said … [Read more...] about Smithsonian museum launches 3-D exhibit
Short Story (22-03-2009) The Black Diamonds by Di Li By chance, I discovered my husband had committed adultery. Like so many other women who suspected their husbands were unfaithful, I started getting jealous and followed him closely. At first, I stealthily checked his messages and calls. I did this while he was asleep, showering or doing morning exercises. I jotted down all the incoming and outgoing phone calls, even the missed ones, but in vain. The callers were all males and most of the messages came from ads and sadly, the rest were mine. In addition to them all, I checked his laptop but the results were no better. In his files, there were no portraits of the fairer sex, or photos of him standing by a young woman. I secretly opened his PC inbox with passwords under every form: his date of birth, car plate, passport and identity card number, account number and my birthday. All my efforts came to nothing and there were no outgoing letters from him. Maybe he had managed to keep his … [Read more...] about The Black Diamonds
Electricity lines that carry no current are strewn across the village of Mparo in eastern Cameroon, but residents hope a long-promised diamond mine will help turn on the lights. Cameroon tapped South Korea's C&K Mining for the project, issuing a 25-year exploitation permit. The company says diamond mining will begin in 2012. And if all goes according to plan, Mparo -- along with six other villages that include several pygmy settlements -- will be entitled to a ten per cent share of an announced eight per cent tax on all proceeds from the diamond mine. "We expect social advancement: schools, hospitals roads and power. Currently, there is nothing good," said Francois Metoya from the village of Mboy where the Mobilong mine project is located. "Villagers live in extreme poverty. There are no asphalt roads. Schools are opened, but there are no classrooms, no benches or coursework," said Victor Amougou from a local aid group based in Yokadouma, the main town nearest the … [Read more...] about Cameroon villagers hope diamonds bring development
A collection of utensils used for betel chewing and pipe smoking Hanoi Times - After 22 years collecting farmersâ tools and instruments from the Red River Delta, in 2005, Mr. Tran Phu Son, a retired state official, decided to establish a unique farmersâ museum right in the heart of Hanoi. Stepping into the museum, visitors feel as if they were living in a quiet and peaceful countryside where the tools and instruments of the Red River Delta farmers are exhibited high and low. Son said that he spent his entire retirement pension, up to VND 250 million, to transform his home into the first private museum in the country where over 250 objects are on display. Strolling around the exhibition room for production tools and instruments, visitors can see ancient ploughs, rakes, picks, long-handles, bailing buckets and sickles. There are also tools and instruments used for husking rice like mortars, sieves, and pestles. Other note-worthy items include two palm-leaf raincoats, one … [Read more...] about A rural museum in the center of town