China is Reaching for the Moon

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Chinese Lunar Exploration Program

The Chinese Lunar Exploration program has the brave goal to bring astronauts to the moon in the 2030s and eventually to build an outpost near the lunar south pole. The program includes 4 phases: 1. Reaching lunar orbit - already done by Change'1 in 2007 and Chang'e 2 in 2010. 2. Unmanned landing and driving on the moon surface - done by Chang'e 3 in 2013 and Chang'e 4 in 2019. 3. Collecting samples and sending them to the Earth - this is the task of the current Chang'e 5 and the future Change'6 missions. 4. Building a robotic research station near the Moon's south pole.


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University Rankings - What do we need to know?

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What are the University rankings?

Universities often need to prove they are the best match for you - the student, faculty member, donor, etc. The easiest way to compare and take a decision is through the university rankings. Taking easily measurable criteria, the rankings create easy to read and understand tables. Rankings are being prepared by different institutions, magazines, websites and governments. Global rankings are the most popular and are considered the most important, but many local or regional rankings exist.

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Great News From Mendeley

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Mendeley Takes The Next Step

The academic social network proves ones again, that one of its main goals is to make life for scientists, researchers and academicians easier. Released as a Microsoft Word add-in, Mendeley Cite is due to make the way we work with references and bibliographies in any word document as simple as brewing a cup of tea. Meanwhile Mendeley Web Library evolves to Mendeley Reference Manager - an upgrade aimed to make reference management seamless and much more efficient.

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SCOPUS is Getting Even Stronger

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Where is the largest citation database going in 2020 and 2021

With more than 24 000 active titles SCOPUS is currently the biggest peer-reviewed abstract and indexing database. Constantly adding new ones, the SCOPUS team makes sure - universities, governments, private companies, research centers etc. have reliable access to around 80 million scientific records. Earlier in 2020 the database already announced some upgrades. Now it announced to the public, what should be expected until the end of 2020 and during 2021.

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