Month: March 2024

2024/02 China establishes AI education bases in 184 primary and secondary schools

http://en.people.cn/n3/2024/0223/c90000-20136631.html China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced a list of 184 primary and secondary schools selected as artificial intelligence (AI) education bases, with the aim of better promoting the development of AI education. To facilitate the implementation of AI education, primary and secondary schools should mainly rely on information technology, general technology and other […]

CAS Institute of Microbiology develops “turboPETase” for PET depolymerisation

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202402/t20240227_5006277.shtml https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-45662-9 The research team of Wu Bian at the CAS Institute of Microbiology has redesigned a cutinase for nearly complete PET depolymerization at industrially relevant high-solids loading. In recent years, enzymatic depolymerization for PET recycling has become the primary option for solving the PET plastic pollution crisis in the plastics circular economy. in 2020, […]

China will establish over 200 CO2 emission standards

https://spc.jst.go.jp/news/240205/topic_3_03.html China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced that it will establish a system of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions peak-out carbon neutrality standards for the industrial sector by 2025 and establish more than 200 urgently needed standards for CO2 emissions peak-out. It will provide technical support for the implementation of carbon assessment and […]

China’s deep-Earth borehole drilling exceeds 10,000 meters

http://en.people.cn/n3/2024/0304/c90000-20140318.html https://german.news.cn/20240305/a616c325949647ab97c796ee54dcb94d/c.html The drilling of a superdeep borehole in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region exceeded 10,000 meters , marking a breakthrough in the country’s deep-Earth exploration.┬áLocated in the hinterland of the Taklimakan Desert in the Tarim Basin, the “Shenditake 1” is expected to reach a designed depth of 11,100 meters upon completion. It is […]

China’s negative population growth leads to discussions on supporting assisted reproductive technologies (ART)

http://en.people.cn/n3/2024/0304/c90000-20140206.html Recent data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that China’s population decreased by 2.08 million people in 2023 to 1.40967 billion. In 2023, 9.02 million babies were born, resulting in a birth rate of 6.39 per thousand people. The birth rate marks a historic low in nearly 74 years (since 1950), […]

Xinjiang coal company reports successful tests on coal underground gasification (UCG)

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2024/0229/c95952-20138909. https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/581374639 According to Xinjiang Yaxin Coal Bed Gas Investment and Development (Group), “Highly efficient development technology for difficult-to-mine coal bed gas resources in Xinjiang” has made step-by-step progress. On-site coal underground gasification (UCG) tests were successful, and gasification in a coal seam 1,000 meters underground was realized for the first time in China. UCG […]

Ten major advances in China’s S&T 2023, according to NNSFC

https://spc.jst.go.jp/news/240301/topic_3_05.html The National Natural Science Foundation of China announced the “10 Major Advances in Chinese Science” for 2023. It mainly covers the fields of life science, medicine, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum, astronomy, and chemical energy. In view of the NNSFC, the 10 major developments in Chinese science ai 2023 were as follows. AI large-scale models […]

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