Month: August 2022

Crew of Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 14 grows vegetables in space The China Manned Space Program Office recently released the latest video on the orbital activities of the crew of the manned spacecraft Shenzhou 14. Astronaut Cai Xu Zhe’s vegetable cultivation on the Chinese space station was highlighted. The experimental module “Qiantian” is equipped with scientific experiment facilities, including a life ecology experiment rack, a biotechnology […]

Long-wave infrared radiation may enable contact-less human-machine interactions The thermal radiation emitted by human body  in the long-wave infrared region (8-14 μm) is characterized by low photon energy and low power intensity. A research team from the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has now designed a highly sensitive long-wave infrared detector that enables the low-power […]

Rice seedlings grow on China’s space station Workers retrieve space experiments from the re-entry module of China’s new-generation manned spacecraft prototype during a ceremony in Beijing on May 29, 2022. SU DONG/FOR CHINA DAILY Chinese astronauts have successfully grown rice seedlings onboard the Tiangong space station. They aims to produce the complete life cycle of the plant, which begins with a […]

CAS launches AI initiative for biodiversity conservation   The CAS Institute of Automation, the Beijing Representative Office of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the International Governance Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University, and the Artificial Intelligence Governance Research Center  jointly launched the “Principles of Artificial Intelligence for Biodiversity Conservation” initiative in Beijing. At the conference, nine principles […]

China National Offshore Oil Corporation pioneers hydrogen production from offshore natural gas China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has started operation of the first skid-mounted natural gas hydrogen production unit. At full capacity, the unit can produce approximately 11 cubic meters of hydrogen from 4.8 cubic meters of natural gas, and the purity of the hydrogen gas is 99.999%. It can immediately produce high-purity hydrogen gas […]

China prepares for lunar landing and a lunar research station According to Wu Weiren, Chief Designer of the Moon Exploration Project and a member of the CAE, the fourth phase of the Moon Exploration Project entered the implementation phase at the end of 2021. The main goals of the fourth phase of the lunar exploration project are the scientific exploration of the South Pole […]

China will establish national and local carbon emission statistics in 2023 According to the Development and Reform Commission, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the Ministry of Ecology a national and local carbon emissions accounting system will be established by 2023. It will feature a unified and normative carbon emissions accounting system with clear responsibilities and responsibilities. By 2025, the country will be fully committed to […]

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