Month: October 2020

In Fujian’s smart kindergarten, AI takes charge of morning inspections

In Fujian’s Fuzhou City Beilai Kindergarten, two secure entry/exit devices equipped with face recognition technology are installed at the entrance to the school and automatically verify the identity of the parents. This ensures safe and well-timed pick-up and drop-off of children. As strict demands on infection control are imposed on kindergartens, two artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Unmanned agricultural work high on China’s agenda for a higher income countryside

Until now, 12 provinces, autonomous regions and cities in China have built 18 test areas with a total of more than 5333 hectares of test fields growing 14 representative crops, including wheat, rice and corn, cotton, oil, sugar, fruits, vegetables and tea, covering most of China’s geology and terrain, with various self-driving agricultural machines and […]

During “135”, China’s sci-tech personnel became younger, better educated and more female

According to a report from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), China had a total of 101 million sci-tech individuals by the end of 2018. Participation in higher education rose from 40 percent in 2015 to 51.6 percent in 2019, and nearly half of high school students chose science, engineering, agronomy, or medicine […]

CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. develops high-speed train which runs on different rail systems

The train, with a standard speed of 400 km per hour, can cope with different rail systems on international routes, making international rail travel more convenient. It can operate at temperatures between minus 50 and plus 50 degrees Celsius, under different traction power supply systems and railway transportation standards of different countries. There are currently […]

CAS Nanjing Institute of Soil Sciences develops method for farmland soil remediation using biomass-derived charcoal

The group around JIANG Xin has developed a method based on straw-derived charcoal which is plowed into PAH polluted farmland. As shown by soil metabonomics, this triggers organisms in the plant rhizosphere to digest PAH and other organic pollutants by an inexpensive method. CAS news release, October 29, 2020

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